A Manipulative Little …

Dogland Blog Kevin and I are in agreement when it comes to our parenting philosophy—we occupy that middle ground between helicopter parenting and free range parenting. But the rules differ when it comes to Galen. I spoil her, and Kevin, well, he grudgingly lets me,...

A Dog of a Cat

Dogland Blog I played fetch with a cat. Yes, you read that right. A black and white cat enamored with a tiny stuffed toy that resembles a Christmas stocking, only it’s hot pink with a silver cross-stitch, not red. The entire experience was striking. First, I had...

Indulge the Dog

Dogland Blog On a recent Sunday morning, Galen threw her version of a hissy fit. It was about seven o’clock, and Kevin wanted to take her for a walk, but Galen didn’t want to go. She stood in the driveway, immobile. Kevin yanked her leash; she stood her ground. He...