Listening, Learning, and Taking Action

The cover of this week’s Time magazine. This soul crushingly powerful artwork is by Titus Kaphar, an American artist whose work examines the history of representation. Last Tuesday, I posted about how I would be taking a break from posting … Continue reading

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An End-of-School-Year Questionnaire for Young Kids

If you follow along here, you may know that at the beginning of school year, I give my kids a fun ‘interview’ that I then repeat at the end of the school year, to see how their answers to my … Continue reading

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Strawberry Ice Cream Floats

It’s officially ice cream float season! Okay, so I made that up. But if you ask me, once June arrives, summer is here, and summer is the season of all things ice cream. As a kid, my favorite float was … Continue reading

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Your Puppy’s First Dog Walk

Your puppy’s first dog walk is one that will set the stage for a lifetime of dog walks enjoyed together. Today we have a guest post from Michael’s Pack, owned by professional dog trainer… [[ This is a summary only. … Continue reading

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Black Bean, Avocado, and Rice Burrito Bowls

This is an old favorite I shared years ago with some updates that make it even more delicious. We’ve been eating it a lot around here. It’s actually really good cold too, almost like an ultra flavorful salad. Serves 2-4 … Continue reading

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A Plowshare into a Sword

It is unusual to find professional historians who have published research on dog breed histories.  I have written about Edmund Russell’s Greyhound Nation: A Coevolutionary History of England, 1200–1900, which is an environmental history of the greyhound and the British … Continue reading

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Scenes from Summer

I don’t post a lot of random personal content on the blog these days, and usually reserve that for Instagram. But today, I just sort of felt like it. Here are some scenes from our summer so far. We’re trying … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Win a Paw Print Birthstone Purse Locket!

Do you know your dog’s birthstone? Since Barli and Tiki’s actual birthdates will always remain a mystery, we celebrate their adoption dates as birthdays–so their birthstones are… [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, … Continue reading

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Sagan down-staying on the street

This is the most amazing dog I’ve ever worked with. He’s seven months old and already takes direction like an adult. I’d like him to live to be 25. Is that possible?   Natural History

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Help Us Choose a Fall Fabric!

Well, the thermometer may definitely say summer (yesterday was 100 degrees with a 112 degree heat index here!) — but we’re already thinking about autumn dog walks! As you know, in our… [[ This is a summary only. Click the … Continue reading

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