Praising the dog


Way back in being-a-parent-to-three young kids land, I went to a lot of parenting classes. We won't say what it was about those three young kids that led me to parenting classes, but let it suffice that there were at least two occasions where I put them out of the car on the side of…

Who’s the smart one, eh?


I have several books about dog parenting and management, and a small white defenseless toy poodle who I am sure reads them all when I am out, in order to prep himself for my attempts at discipline. The annoying thing is he, catlike, CAN do what I ask. ┬áHe merely chooses to ignore me. He…

Brrr….or where is that global warming we keep hearing about?


I just took the fearless doggums out for a walk in the cold and the blowing snow and the ice and the wind chill. Him: 6 lbs of roughly furry dog, barely 3 inches above ground level, wearing a smallish coat that covers some of his body. Me: Boots, winter coat over heavy sweater, tuque,…