Maggie’s Puppy Bowl

Apparently it’s Super Bowl Sunday. Go team! I’m not a huge football fan, sorry. So Maggie and I will be spending our morning volunteering with some pretty special kids and plan to celebrate the afternoon romping on the beach with Rocky, as we presume most people will be watching TV meaning a private beach session for us! Maggie will be trying… Read more →

Treats, num nums, burgers: our adventures in seeking the tastiest dog treats

Maggie looooves her treats. But with a dog like Maggie, it’s never that simple. My little rescue mutt has refined tastes and is very picky. When other dogs are begging, barking and gobbling, she’ll turn her nose up and drop the treat on the ground. (Fortunately, she’s not at all selective about tennis balls; she loves them all equally.) I… Read more →

Our non-traditional, small-scale, very-much-American Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving usually conjures up visuals of long tables covered with harvest vegetables and a giant turkey, surrounded by family members crowded inside to escape the end-of-autumn cold. But we live in Los Angeles, where our weather averages 78 degrees in November, and my family is anything but big. As you might expect, our Thanksgiving here is definitely not traditional in… Read more →

Dogs of Badminton Horse Trials

Yes, I know. It’s the Badminton Horse Trials. But the truth is, dogs outnumber horses on the grounds of Badminton House on the competition weekend. The overarching theme is country, as in United Kingdom countryside, with every shape and form of native breed on display at the end of someone’s leash. Terriers, pointers, setters, spaniels, lurchers (go look it up,… Read more →