It’s a Dog’s Life

I’m Dreaming of a Ruff Christmas

I’m Dreaming of a Ruff Christmas

As we worked our way through the holiday season, I was prepared for the onslaught of Christmas music, Christmas decorations, and Christmas sales. What I was not prepared for, was the Christmas sweaters… On dogs. “Excuse me,” I said to the lady with a unhappy looking pug wearing a Christmas romper with writing on it. “What does it say on your…

Monty, the Talking Dog

Monty, the Talking Dog

I have a talking dog. We didn’t know it when we got him, of course. He didn’t reveal this talent to us right away. He would vocalize occasionally in dog speak, but no one really had any idea what he was saying because he spoke in his language and we spoke in ours and there was no Rosetta Stone program…

Ducking the Truth

Ducking the Truth

One of the first things you’re required to do when you’re listing a house is fill out a Seller’s Disclosure Statement. This is where you divulge the condition of your property and anything in or outside the home that might not be in the best of shape or of concern for the buyer. Which led us to wonder: “Honey, do…

It’s Not Easy Being Green

It’s Not Easy Being Green

As I turned my back to the pool to set up a chaise lounge, I heard a small splash. The splash was definitely too small to be the dog, and yet it was too large to be a branch.   I scoured the pool to try to find the source of the splash. This is when I noticed something big…

Dirty Dogs and They're Done Dirt Cheap

The dog smelled bad. Not merely dirty doggie bad. But smelled-like-he-rolled-in-dead-things bad. It was the kind of smell that singed your eyes and made you wish for a head cold. Or a Hazmat suit. It had been a year since he smelled this nasty and I had forgotten that this was a seasonal issue. There were things in the backyard…

The Dog Days of W. Bruce Cameron

The Dog Days of W. Bruce Cameron

When I first met author W. Bruce Cameron, I spit goat cheese all over him. Now, in case, you weren’t 100% sure, this is not something people generally do in fashionable social circles, at least in our country, and certainly not when they’re trying to make a good impression on a famous writer. But Bruce is a funny guy and…

A Very Monty New Year

A Very Monty New Year

“Monty has some New Year’s resolutions,” I informed my husband. “Is that so?” he responded, without looking up from his computer. “I’m serious,” I said. “He really wants to be a better dog in 2015.” My husband closed the computer and eyed me suspiciously. “He told you this?” “Well, not exactly,” I admitted. “But I felt his remorse, so I…