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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

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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

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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

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The Ballad of Jordan Underfoot

Getting a dog will almost certainly completely restructure your life. Once you’re all settled into its new rhythm, the thing to do is to get another dog, right? Because who wants consistency? That, apparently, was our logic as we decided to make one fluff monster into two. We set our sights on the Austin Pug… Continue reading The Ballad of Jordan Underfoot