Category Archives: candids

The Dog Days of Summer — I Love ‘Em

They call the days from July 3rd to August 11th the “dog days of summer” and I love them. The name comes from the ancient belief that when Sirius, also called the Dog Star (thought that was me!), moves closest to the sun, it is responsible for hot weather. I can get a bit warm in my fur…

Reveling in the Season: Happy First Day of Summer

To paraphrase Aldo Leopold: In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no dog can ignore all of them.

Ode to Green Grass

“A piece of grass a day keeps the vet away”

School’s Out!!

My boy owner comes home from college tomorrow. I am so excited! I can’t wait!

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

“I watch my dogs.  They throw themselves into everything they do; even their sleeping is wholehearted.  They aren’t waiting for a better tomorrow, or looking back at their glory days. Following their example, I’m trying to stick to the present.” — dog quote by Abigail Thomas, A Three Dog Life      

Love Me, Love My Dog

A life without a dog is a mistake – Carl Zuckmayer

Driving Ms. Doggy

Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear. – Dave Barry

Living large

“Dogs are miracles with paws.” –Attributed to Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

Spring Fever!!

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!” –Robin Williams

Center of Attention

“No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.” — Fran Lebowitz