Monthly Archives: October 2013

Do Dogs Remember Their Travels?

Sometimes I feel a bit guilty that Max’s journeys are so limited by our living in town.  It wasn’t always that way. At one time Max was quite the road dog. When he first joined us we were living in … Continue reading

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Dog Shaming…It Happened Here

Many of you may be familiar with the Dog Shaming website, a canine rogues’ gallery of pooches who have transgressed the boundaries of acceptable dog behavior. Some of the sins are venal – a golden retriever who never retrieves gold … Continue reading

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Oh Yeah, Shake It

Short post today – things to do and people to see. But take a minute and watch this video of dogs shaking in slow motion. Yes it sounds like an absurd topic for a video but I bet you find … Continue reading

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NPOAD

October 9th was National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. I missed it. Max missed it, too. I suspect he was aware of it but chose not to bring it to my attention. From the website: “Did you realize a 12 pound Yorkie … Continue reading

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Smarter Than Your Average Dog

In 1994, a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver published a famous book called “The Intelligence of Dogs”.  In it, author and researcher Stan Coren evaluated different breeds and ranked them based on instinctive intelligence, … Continue reading

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Man Card and the Frou-Frou Dog

When young, guys are very self-conscious about the “Man Card”. According to that perpetual fount of bizarre knowledge known as the Urban Dictionary, a man card is “a card that doesn’t actually exist, but certifies that you are male”. Good … Continue reading

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Scary Boo!

Max got his Halloween haircut today. We dropped him off early and then went to see “Captain Phillips”, a terrific movie. He was pretty shaggy going in and quite the handsome Malt coming out. Here’s our Halloween boy, photo courtesy … Continue reading

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Dance of the Dogs

There is a certain rhythm to the morning dog constitutional in the K Streets. The owners pretty much know each other, at least by sight. The dogs, of course, know each other by smell and frequently update the canine community … Continue reading

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