On Old Ladies

The cliche is that pets allow us - and especially children - to learn about empathy, about responsibility, and then about dealing with death. If you adopt a senior dog, this is especially true; from day one, you're potentially dealing with dental surgery, joint problems, and behavioral issues that are at that point so ingrained … Continue reading On Old Ladies

Video: JH’s No-Fly Zone

Since we moved into a house with a yard, John Henry has discovered a hitherto dormant territorial side to his personality. Sure, he guards us from UPS drivers, trash trucks, and joggers - the usual suburban threats - but the danger he works hardest to protect us against is the threat from the air. His … Continue reading Video: JH’s No-Fly Zone

On Dogs, Babies…and Poop

I am old, so sometimes I find myself unnecessarily impatient with perfectly nice younger people. The kind of people who have babies and then post every minute of every day of their child's perfectly normal, average life on social media. "Jimmy doesn't sleep! Isn't he AMAZING?!" Having a child is amazing. It just makes me … Continue reading On Dogs, Babies…and Poop