Dog-Owner Personalities

According to an article in  Live Science, a study presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the British Psychological Society found that dog breeds reflect certain facets of their owners’ personalities. Toy dog owners (like moi) are said to have open personalities, are intelligent, open to new experiences and are appreciative […]

To The Rescue

It occurred yesterday during Max’s evening constitutional, a walk that takes place around 5:30PM. We were ambling along approaching an intersection near our condo when a lady on a bicycle passed and tried to make the corner. She was somewhat senior-ish (this means about my age and yes, smarty pants, […]

An Indelicate Discussion

When we lived in Utah we had a house with a big back lawn covered with deep, thick lush grass; a testament to my obsessive-compulsive tendencies in yard care. To me, the back yard was a shrine to proper fertilization, watering, mowing and trimming. To Max, it was the ultimate […]

dogs! dogs! dogs!

Welcome to the November 4, 2013 edition of dogs dogs dogs. These are all guest submissions made in response to a Blog Carnival call! Thank you to each of our guest bloggers for sharing their dogs, dogs, dogs! Keep an eye out for the next Blog Carnival, coming soon. Amritorupa […]

Dogs in Dress-Up

Oh my, it’s November. Please insert the geezerly cliché of your choice. In Hawaii the transition of seasons is subtle if not completely invisible. The local TV weather heads’ tagline is “it’s the best weather on the planet!” and they are not wrong. Dog walking in autumn is largely indistinguishable […]

Dog Shaming…It Happened Here

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 […]

Oh Yeah, Shake It

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 […]


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 […]

Smarter Than Your Average Dog

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, […]