Adventures with Miles the 70-lb Jacked Russell

Miles is the first dog I've ever had that was actually mine rather than my parents'. I'm not terribly young (almost 35) but I worked long hours when I was single and didn't have time to properly care for a dog, so I didn't get one until my situation was right. My now-husband and I… Continue reading Adventures with Miles the 70-lb Jacked Russell

Crackers And The Battle Of The Sweater

My 20-lb rat terrier mix Crackers can be the sweetest little pup in the world when he wants to be. He can also be a major asshole when he wants to be. When my husband and I adopted him, we thought we had this dog parenting thing figured out thanks to Miles the Jacked Russell.… Continue reading Crackers And The Battle Of The Sweater

Don’t Get Your Kids A Puppy For Christmas Unless You’re Prepared To Raise A Grown Dog!

Getting a puppy for Christmas is one of those adorable quintessential holiday moments that we see so often in movies. Of course it's cute; the little puppy wags its tail, licks its new person's face, and they live happily ever after, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, those movies don't tell the whole story. They don't show you… Continue reading Don’t Get Your Kids A Puppy For Christmas Unless You’re Prepared To Raise A Grown Dog!

Two Versions Of Doggy-Friendly Cake For Your Special Fur Kid’s Occasion

I'm basically the dorkiest dog mom on the planet, and one of my biggest struggles is resisting my pups' adorable begging techniques when I'm eating something they want (which is everything, let's be honest...I could be chewing on a clove of raw garlic and they would beg for a bite...not that I would do that… Continue reading Two Versions Of Doggy-Friendly Cake For Your Special Fur Kid’s Occasion

5 Reasons Dogs Are Better Than People

I’ve dealt with people a lot in my career and my life in general. I’m okay with it, but sometimes (okay, let’s be honest, most of the time) I’d much prefer the company of just my dogs. Dogs are better than people in so many ways. 1. Dogs don’t hold grudges. If you’ve ever inadvertently… Continue reading 5 Reasons Dogs Are Better Than People

Shameless Is Killing Dogs And I Can’t Watch

I absolutely love shows about fucked up people engaging in all kinds of debauchery, so naturally I love the show Shameless on Showtime. I’ve been watching since day 1, rooting for strong Fiona and just hoping Frank manages to not irreparably damage too many people each episode. I was very disappointed to learn that season… Continue reading Shameless Is Killing Dogs And I Can’t Watch

Mommy/Miles Time

My first dog Miles has always been a bit clingy, and I can’t blame the poor guy. He was found wandering the streets of Wilmington hungry, neglected and possibly traumatized by having his tail cut off (although we sincerely hope he has a stubby tail naturally because we don’t condone animal abuse). He was in… Continue reading Mommy/Miles Time