Dog Stories

Life with dogs and cats: from calm to chaos in .3 seconds

Life with dogs and cats: from calm to chaos in .3 seconds

A brief moment of calm in a household with 3 dogs and 4 cats. Until chaos in the form of Elsa Clair enters the picture.

Dog & Cat Story: The magic of snow

Dog & Cat Story: The magic of snow

A dusting of snow makes the dogs flaky and helps the cats forget to smack each other.

Foiled by tick trefoil

Foiled by tick trefoil

Though the colors of the fall leaves have been muted this year, the weather was perfect for a capital W Walk this weekend. Which was perfect until it was interrupted by hitchhiking burrs.

By October 28, 2013 Read More →
Everybody into the Pool!

Everybody into the Pool!

It’s hot outside and a great way to cool off might be a dip in the pool. But not if you’re a dog who doesn’t like getting his feet wet.

By August 11, 2013 Read More →
Dog story: Lion Around

Dog story: Lion Around

My dog Lilah loves stuffed animals with whiskers. And I don’t know why.

By June 18, 2013 Read More →
The Grass is Always Greener

The Grass is Always Greener

There are three seasons of dog. Grass. Snow. And Mud.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie…Somewhere Else

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie…Somewhere Else

Searching for a law of physics to explain why our dog Tucker expands when he sleeps.

By April 30, 2013 Read More →
Bowled Over

Bowled Over

Poor Lilah dog has to eat out of the Nasty Metal Bowl because her brother Tucker broke her normal one.

By April 17, 2013 Read More →
Tucker, Certified

Tucker, Certified

Several years ago, my dad fell on the stairs of Temple University Hospital, while carrying a lunch tray of curry back to his office from the cafeteria. Without going into the unhappy details, this incident triggered a series of events that kept him hospitalized for weeks.  My dad has since recovered, and I have safely […]

By February 13, 2013 Read More →
It’s Snow Time!

It’s Snow Time!

Like most dogs, my three love the snow. I don’t know what it is about the cold flaky stuff that makes Lilah, Jasper and Tucker, well, flaky.

By December 31, 2012 Read More →