Blog: General

Hank vs. The Dog Run

Vinny took Hank to the dog run for the first time on Sunday while I was working. Apparently, Hank was so afraid in there that he was literally climbing the walls to get out. Needless to say they did not stay very long. Seeing as how he’d been a street dog, had a companion duringRead more

Hank Goes Swimming

I took Hank upstate to meet my folks this weekend and we took him for a walk in the woods to the lake. He had a fantastic time! I took off his leash when we got to the water (not the most responsible thing, I know, but just as I expected he never went tooRead more

Hank vs. Roomba

We have a Roomba, one of those robot vacuums. Charleston HATED it. In our old apartment with the old model, he actually learned how to turn the Roomba off. In the new apartment with the new model that has smaller, oddly shaped buttons he would just hide upstairs whenever we ran it. All of thisRead more

Brooklyn Dogs vs. Kids

There’s a thread going on an the Brooklynian message boards about a woman who was yelled at by a mother for allowing her dogs in a water sprinkler in a local park. The mother’s point: she did not want her kids playing in water that filthy dogs had been in. The dog owner’s point: herRead more

The Search Continues

I realized today that I’m really really ready for a puppy. I still get super sad when I think about Charleston, but I’m ready to accept a new puppy with a different personality and challenges. So, I ramped up my search and sent several applications to several rescue groups. Currently I am scheduled to meetRead more

Love This Video

A colleague of mine sent this video around yesterday. It’s probably the sweetest thing I’ve seen all year.

Charleston’s First Snow

When my computer hard drive crashed last fall I thought I lost my video clips of Charleston’s first snow day. While searching my old backup disks for totally unrelated photos, I stumbled on all my old Charlie photos and videos!!! You’ve seen Charlie in the snow we gave him, now check out our motivation forRead more

Greatest American Dog

Is anyone else watching “Greatest American Dog”? I missed the first episode, but caught this week’s. I felt such a sense of relief when Elan was eliminated. Judge Victoria Stillwell correctly pointed out that she was stressing out Kenji, and she stressed me out too. Just watching her behave that way with her dog wasRead more

No Duke?

We had a meeting all set up to meet Duke, the handsome yellow Lab from a rescue group, on Sunday. I’ve been so excited, leaving his petfinder ad up on my computer all the time just so I could look at it. Well, this morning I got an e-mail canceling our meeting. It seems thatRead more

New Dog?

Vinny and I have been casually searching for what we’ve dubbed “New Dog.” I have been scouring Petfinder, have been to a couple of shelters and talked to some breeders. I’ve seen some great puppies and dogs, but none that pulled at my heartstrings. There was a gorgeous purebred German Shepard puppy, super sweet PitRead more