Just Dogs . . .

When It’s Hard to Say “Goodbye”

How lucky are we to know someone like Jim and his pack who are so hard to say goodbye to? When I met Jim in 2008 outside a dog park, he invited me and the cracker inside to play with his gang of huskies. I'd never seen dogs as big as his and certainly never interacted...

Slim Fast

"Of course I'm pleased with myself. Just look at me. I'm perfect."  Juicy has been quite pleased with herself these days. She's slimmed down by 4 lbs since May and 6 lbs since January. I couldn't be more pleased. I am completely at fault for her weight gain. When my...

Happy Loki-versary!

This weekend marked Loki's 9th year with us and roughly his 10th (maybe 11th) birthday. Time sure flies when you live with a cracker. He's been our greatest teacher, our best friend, our most loyal companion. This is the photo that melted my heart. When I called AHAN,...

A Life Without Cheeses

The past two weeks, while Mr. Wild Dingo has been on travel, I, Evil Momma, have led Juno off her spiritual Path of Cheeses. This is what we call a “necessary evil” to lose a few pounds. No matter how much she prayed at the sacred altar of Mount Kitchen Island and...

My Job is Internet Celebrity Manager

It cracks me up when people recognize me from my dogs. I’ve met some fantastic people this way as well! The cracker and the criminal are Internet celebs. I’m just their agent. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Still, if they ever get their own star on a walk of fame,...

The Complaint Department

"Mom! Juicy is touching my feetie-feets! WTF?" "Chill, Daddy-O. It's not like it's gonna kill you to have a little cuddle." It's important to have excellent bedside manners when your Queen comes home from the dogtor and must be comforted for the imposition of having...

Church of Cheeses

Not many people know this, but Juno is devout spiritual being. She follows the path of Cheeses. Worshiping nightly, she prays for the coming of Cheeses, while MWD ministers an amuse-bouche in the kitchen. "Like an angel descending from heaven, Cheeses makes its way...

Dogs Can Express Gratitude

Have you ever noticed your dog express gratitude toward you? I'm not talking about the affection he gives you when you walk through the door after work. I mean, real thanks, for something specific. I never gave it much thought, until one day a few years ago, on a very...

Loki-Speak Spoken Here

Sometimes I think Loki is so bonded to me because I'm one of the few who understand Loki-speak. Being understood when you look and sound like a brute must feel extraordinary. A few weeks ago, during the storms, Loki paced the room. Unable to settle into his bed, he...

Jenny on Heavenly Lane

Juno searches for her pal, Jenny the wee little pup, who lives on Heavenly Lane in town. At least that's what I call this road. There's nothing like a full fence of Wisteria fragrance to brighten your day. Juno cries to Jenny, so she saunters over to us.  The cracker...

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