A New Year’s Resolution

Dogland Blog I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions. I suppose that’s because I’ve never wanted to be pressured into keeping them. But this year is different. Not only am I making one, I’m making it public. I figure that will...

A mantra for raising kids and dogs

Dogland Blog When my daughters were toddlers and daily tantrums the norm, I would close my eyes and say to myself, “This, too, shall pass.” (I said a lot of other things, also, but they’re not printable.) Of course, the tantrums did pass–only...

Finding Joy in a Bowl

Dogland Blog Thank you to Ashland Creek Press for posting my essay about a fish, a snail, and a very wise 10-year-old on its blog. You can read the essay here. Recent Posts Of Infants, Toddlers, and Puppies A Belated Introduction To The New Man In My Life The House...

Puppies CAN be presents

Dogland Blog My eleven-year-old daughter bought a shirt that reads, “Puppies aren’t presents.” It’s a slogan you hear a lot this time of year, but puppies—and dogs of any age—can be presents, and the holidays can be a great time to give them, so long as a good deal of...