Puppy Training Tales

Paco, my German Shepherd puppy, never ceases to amaze me with his brilliance. It took him all of five seconds to teach me my first trick: Fetch. I, on the other hand, had been retrieving his bones for him (which, I might add, I did with amazing alacrity) for well over...

First Be Cute, Fearlessness Follows

Every week, I learn something new from my beloved Stella. This week’s life lessons from my hamster: If you’re very, very cute, you can do anything Size doesn’t matter, only cuteness does     This is good news! Because although we have no control over how...

Hamster Lessons

I’m a dog person. Always have been, always will be. But despite that, three months ago I happened into a pet store and promptly fell head over heels in love with a hamster. Not an ordinary hamster, mind you, but a Princess Hamster—Stella. I’ve learned a great deal...

Dog walking essentials – backup taxi

Last year, I was quite an awesome dog mommy.  I walked my dog dutifully a good 4-5 times per week.  And I’m not just talking about walking to the poop park and back, or taking a stingy walk around the block.  I’m talking about long, leisurely strolls to...