September 21, 2016

Laughing by the Lake

Red and white dog in the sunlight by the lake at the Sheraton Wild Horse Grand wearing her Frida Kahlo collar

Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light.
~
Frida Kahlo 

September 20, 2016

Positive Training Was A No-Brainer For Me


As dog lovers, we often feel like science is way behind when it finally proves that dogs understand what we're saying or that dogs recognize human facial expressions. We knew that already! It's obvious when our dogs seem to instinctively know when we need some extra comfort after a bad day, or when we have to spell certain words (it's w-a-l-k and t-u-g and f-r-i-s-b-e-e around here). As an advocate for positive training, I am constantly referencing the science and studies that back up my training philosophy, but the truth is, science had nothing to do with my choice.

September 17, 2016

Choosing a Quality Canned Dog Food with Nature's Logic


I use canned food as part of the Ginger Sisters' rotation diet, and we were already fans of this post's sponsor, Nature's Logic, with their commitment to whole, natural foods. I was happy to spread the word about their food while discussing the benefits of a high quality canned diet. Ruby and Boca enjoyed Nature's Logic Canine Venison Feast for breakfast for the past month, and not only did they both love it, but I'm confident through my research that it is an absolutely top-notch food.

September 7, 2016

Simple Serenity


There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.
~
Charlotte Brontë, from Jane Eyre

August 25, 2016

On Dogs and Authenticity


It's a complicated, confusing world out there. I've been doing a lot of introspection about trust and honesty lately, about living my life authentically and presenting myself as nothing but wholly me in whatever circles I inhabit. I'd like that to extend to this blog, whether that means expanding its topics or writing more posts like this one which astonished and touched me with its responses and shares far and wide. This doesn't mean I'm going to be oversharing here on my dog blog, but I was reminded that what people are affected by are personal stories. While I'm dog-obsessed, I have far more diverse interests than just dogs, although I notice that dogs inform and influence unexpected aspects of my life.

August 17, 2016

Warrior of Love

proud dog standing on a rock

You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love.
~
Cheryl Strayed