This sign reminds me of kids having a long, lazy summer at a cabin, wearing swimsuits 24/7 and jumping into a lake to cool off from time to time. I can even hear the splashing. Our summer plans don't involve a cabin or a lake, but they do involve some long lazy breakfasts at the ocean, a couple of . . .
Do you recognize him? If you're a regular reader, you may remember that this is Rocky, one of my favorite dogs, otherwise known as GCH Fulla Bull Soulja Boy, Best of Breed at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show a few months ago. This was taken a few days ago at a show in northern . . .
I take a lot of crap about being overly-attached to this cutie pie. Some people think I'm pathological about it, but of course, I don't buy it. I love my dog. Period. The other day we were at "nose class" with Riley--he's learning to find things by scent. I was talking with the trainers about some . . .
Did I say that I was tired of cute dog photos? I'm not. Not if they involve our Riley. So today, I'll share a few cute photos of the little rascal. There's no more iconic sight than that of a dog and a fire hydrant. Riley usually ignores them on his walks, but some really interesting canine must be . . .
Cute doggies, aren't they? We thought we'd be seeing quite a few of them this coming week as we went behind the scenes and watched dogs get primped and poufed for their big moment(s) at Westminster Dog Show 2015 in New York City. And it would have all been familiar because we attended last year to . . .
Riley was an only dog for a long time. Well, when I count, it's actually only about two years. But still. He was an only dog for the first part of his life. And then his world expanded by three dogs when M. came into the picture. It was a full doghouse. It was also about the time his litttle-dog . . .
You can only imagine how much I missed my Riley. But Sicily was full of dogs--and cats--that seemed to always find the cutest poses. This was one of two adorable puppies that turned up at the Gulfi Wine Estate and made themselves at home. The estate workers made them live outside, which broke my . . .
Nothing more fun than watching K-9 nose work dogs at class. Riley is learning nose work--how to locate things through scent. His command? "Find it"--find scents. Right now, it's his favorite treat food. Later, it'll be other scents. But all in good time. He's completed four of the six classes in . . .
He looks benign, doesn't he? A nice young man out doing the family grocery shopping. Something my father and most men of his generation wouldn't be caught dead doing. Men of today, they participate in household chores. They take care of the kids. Do the dishes. Help with the laundry And go to . . .
It was a hot summer day on Santana Row in San Jose when we encountered this motley crew of dogs hanging out together with their owners and walker. Big and beautiful. You can tell how hot it was by the way their tongues are hanging out. These days are definitely the dog days of summer. Fortunately, . . .