Category Archives: Animals

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My dog Rory turned 16 last December, but he has the appetite of a puppy.

Translation: he’s become a picky little shit.

I’ve tried rewarding him with treats after he finishes his dinner. When that stopped working, I gave him the treats first. Then switched to different treats. Then changed his food. Then his bowl. Then started hand-feeding him.

I’m willing to do the work.

Last week I learned a trick from my vet. I don’t know why she has been holding out on me for so long, but it got him to eat like gangbusters.

baby foodSmear a little baby food on top of the dog food.

She recommended chicken flavor with broth. I applied said smear, and could barely get the dish on the floor before Rory was face-deep in his dinner.

I was a very happy Mama Dog.

You can be, too.

More fun than…

monkey world

I want to go to there.

Animal instincts

If you’ve spent any time on social media today, you may already know two great holidays have converged —

National Hug Day and Squirrel Appreciation Day.

If you’re like me, this accident of the calendar seems like a natural combination. I mean, what better way to show that cute little squirrel in your backyard or local park that you appreciate them than a big ol’ hug?

Then again, maybe not.

Sleepy time

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Your life is a reflection  of how you sleep, and how you sleep is a reflection  of your life. — Dr. Rafael Pelayo

My dog makes my life great (and we both sleep like babies).

Happy Weekend!

What a treat

In my ‘other life,’ I write marketing copy.

Web, collateral, packaging — you name it.

As I was feeding my dog this morning, I received a reminder that any customer-facing text can surprise and delight…

Even something as simple as the freshness dating.

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Woof.

Turdogken

For 20 years, photographer Peter Thorpe has put his dog in costume for his annual holiday card — first Paddy and then Raggle have been dressed up and propped to celebrate the season.

No Photoshop allowed.

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Poor puppy.

Seeing this display, I’m even more resolute to never dress up my dog for Halloween or Christmas.

And definitely not Thanksgiving.

Smirk

Oh, yeah.

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It’s Monday.