Sometimes I feel a bit guilty that Max’s journeys are so limited by our living in town. It wasn't always that way. At one time Max was quite the road dog. When he first joined us we were living in the desert southwest of Utah near a town called St. George which is an entry... Continue Reading →
Many of you may be familiar with the Dog Shaming website, a canine rogues' gallery of pooches who have transgressed the boundaries of acceptable dog behavior. Some of the sins are venal - a golden retriever who never retrieves gold - and some are mortal like the Labrador that pees in the kiddie pool. Each... Continue Reading →
Short post today - things to do and people to see. But take a minute and watch this video of dogs shaking in slow motion. Yes it sounds like an absurd topic for a video but I bet you find it absolutely mesmerizing. Max does this shake stuff and I wonder sometimes if he will... Continue Reading →
October 9th was National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. I missed it. Max missed it, too. I suspect he was aware of it but chose not to bring it to my attention. From the website: "Did you realize a 12 pound Yorkie is the same as an average female weighing 218 pounds and a 14 pound cat... Continue Reading →
In 1994, a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver published a famous book called “The Intelligence of Dogs”. In it, author and researcher Stan Coren evaluated different breeds and ranked them based on instinctive intelligence, adaptive intelligence, and working and obedience intelligence; in other words, a dog's ability to perform... Continue Reading →
When young, guys are very self-conscious about the "Man Card". According to that perpetual fount of bizarre knowledge known as the Urban Dictionary, a man card is "a card that doesn't actually exist, but certifies that you are male". Good solid definition. All men are born with a man card. The value of your man... Continue Reading →
Max got his Halloween haircut today. We dropped him off early and then went to see "Captain Phillips", a terrific movie. He was pretty shaggy going in and quite the handsome Malt coming out. Here's our Halloween boy, photo courtesy of Miss Nanako at Beauty Salon for Doggies.
There is a certain rhythm to the morning dog constitutional in the K Streets. The owners pretty much know each other, at least by sight. The dogs, of course, know each other by smell and frequently update the canine community through mass pee-mail distributions. That's not to say all parties get along. The small dog... Continue Reading →