Dog Nights of August

The world as we know it might have ended. And no, I’m not talking about me finally breaking down and getting a smart phone and giving up my beloved flip phone. Besides, that happened in May and despite… Read More

The Magical Heathen Puppy

Rhys turned seven months old earlier this week. While he is still very much a puppy and will be for a while, it’s often hard for me to think of him on such immature terms. For several months… Read More

My New Dog

Rhys is not really a puppy any longer. Overnight it seems, he became a dog. A very handsome dog. I love his manly and serious profile. Of course, he is only 19 weeks old, so he’s still technically… Read More

My Puppy is an Angel

I adore this little dog. Sometimes I just have to sit back and wonder at how such awesome dogs come into my life. Rhys is definitely one. Okay, so I’m not going to talk about how he had… Read More

My Puppy Is Naughty

I have a very naughty puppy. Naughty puppies are completely normal. However, depending upon who you talk to, naughty is not nice. Give me a naughty dog over a boring run-of-the-mill couch potato any day of the week…. Read More

Life Skillz

Life skills. Rhys may be a naughty puppy at times, but I’m finding he’s really good at getting down the skills he’s gonna need for his life with me. And in the greater scheme of things, that’s far… Read More

So You Think You Want to Be a Rock Star

Alternative title: How to Socialize Your Puppy in One Weekend. Second alternative (more accurate) title: Sleep is Overrated. Yikes! Five weeks in and hardly a peep on the blog about the new tribe member, Rhys. Plenty on Facebook… Read More

One Week In …

As promised, I’m keeping a journal of sorts on my first year with Rhys. I wish I had taken better notes of what Youke’s puppy-hood was like, and I’ve always regretted that I did not document all that… Read More

Welcome to the Next Year of My Life

I only got about three and a half hours of sleep between the late hours of Friday evening and very early Saturday morning. Probably not the way to begin a new journey, with sleep deprivation. On the other… Read More

Why Border Collies Are Easy

Jasmine is not normal. When me and my ex-husband adopted Jasmine from the shelter in September, 2004, I thought she seemed like a sweet, very needy, but kinda dumb young dog. I also thought she was a really… Read More