The sin of not killing animals

April 13, 2016
I was in my 20s when I appeared before a grand jury. My sin? Not killing dogs and cats. Let me explain. I was president of a humane society that held a contract to do...

The love of my life is nine years old!

March 18, 2016
The truth is that I forgot to post this on March 10, which is his official birthday. But in fact, he is now nine years old and at the end of May, that's how long we...

Are all true companion animals four-footed?

February 28, 2016
I loved this when I got it, but it started me thinking about why companion animals are always implicitly defined as four-legged. Of course, that begs the question of...

A San Francisco holiday

December 23, 2015
We decided to take a San Francisco holiday last week, and spent a couple nights up the peninsula, enjoying the sights and sounds of the City at this festive time of...

Be the kind of person…

December 21, 2015
Joyful: check Happy: check Fun-loving: check Enthusiastic: check Open-hearted: check Loving: check Cute: check Snuggly: for sure check I'm good....

Inspiring, uplifting pet adoption stories

November 11, 2015
We're celebrating pet adoptions and rescue pets today, a post Riley encouraged me to do. He believes in pet adoption 100% and wanted you to hear some stories about some...

The best thing about having a dog

November 3, 2015
Wandering around Santa Fe, I came across so much dog inspiration that I simply had to do a post that was all about dogs. Well, to be honest, Riley made me post this....

Tips for traveling with your dog

August 17, 2015
It's been more than five years since we've taken Riley on a long road trip. That time, he rode shotgun as we moved from Tampa, Fla, to the San Francisco Bay area. He...

Moving west: the adaptability of cats

August 14, 2015
Chapter 2 Cats are really more adaptable than you think. You can catch up with the preface and Ch. 1 on my home page ... scroll down to the Trippin' category. We...

Nosing around town

August 1, 2015
I'm getting ready to go to nose class, where I learn to locate things by scent. Want to come? Today was the first day we worked outdoors. Miss Pam put a bunch of boxes...

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