Life experience · Ms. Jordan Underfoot · The Reverend John Henry

On Dog Training Mistakes

When you become a dog owner, a whole world of previously unimagined delights are opened up to you. The thrill, for instance, of finally finding a trash container for the full bag of poop you’ve been carrying around in 100-degree heat. There should be a word for that simple but profound emotion. It had been… Continue reading On Dog Training Mistakes

Life experience · Lists · Ms. Jordan Underfoot · Pleasure Studies · The Reverend John Henry

On happy thoughts

Recently, Guardian columnist Victoria Coren Mitchell wrote about how oppressive the current news cycles are and then suggested a list of things that make her happy. I think this is both an excellent idea and a relatively stress-free exercise for someone looking to maintain a weekly blog-posting schedule. In that spirit, here is my list.… Continue reading On happy thoughts

Instructional · Life experience · Ms. Jordan Underfoot · Photos · The Reverend John Henry

On Being Chosen to Dog Sit

So we have chosen you to look after our pugs… Well done, you, for having won the dog-sitting version of the lottery. By looking after our furry favorites, you are the chosen ones. I hope you appreciate the honor we are paying you. So, this is what you need to know. John Henry The Reverend… Continue reading On Being Chosen to Dog Sit

Life experience · Ms. Jordan Underfoot · The Reverend John Henry · Workplace

On Working From Home

What the Internet most certainly does not need is yet another article telling people how to make working from home work for them. You know by now that you need to dress for success, that you need to set work/life balances, that social media is an essential lifeline with the outside world and a defense… Continue reading On Working From Home

Life experience · Ms. Jordan Underfoot · The Reverend John Henry

The Secret Society of Pug Owners

There’s a joke I like. How do you know if someone doesn’t own a TV? Oh, they’ll tell you. It’s a format that works for all kinds of groups. Vegans, liberals, anime fans. Some people can’t wait to tell everyone about the thing that makes them superior. And then other people feel superior by telling… Continue reading The Secret Society of Pug Owners

Lists · Ms. Jordan Underfoot · The Reverend John Henry

On Choosing Your Favorite Child

Having two dogs is like having two kids in a surprising number of ways. Near the top is the sudden moral requirement to choose your favorite: all families need a pecking order. ┬áNow we have the lady Jordan alongside The Reverand John Henry, we need to establish their order in our affections. So, let’s break… Continue reading On Choosing Your Favorite Child

Million Dollar Ideas · Movies · Ms. Jordan Underfoot · The Reverend John Henry

Million Dollar Idea #1: A movie-review site for dog owners

I don’t know if you know, but there’s movie review sites out there specifically for Christian parents. It tells fellow concerned Christian parents about the current releases, paying special attention to issues specific to their target audience: is there, you know, any “funny stuff”? Any pre-marital hanky-panky? Do any of the characters take the Lord’s… Continue reading Million Dollar Idea #1: A movie-review site for dog owners