To commemorate 30 posts of “A Guero and His Perro”—well, this actually post 32—here’s 32 random facts about Katniss that I find amusing. If you’ve been drinking enough cough syrup or if you’ve been exposed to certain fumes (see number 19!), maybe you’ll find them amusing, too: We can’t say the word “walk” around Katniss—we have to spell it out—otherwise she’ll whip herself into a frenzy thinking it’s time to go for a W-A-L-K. Katniss has a middle initial, P., which my wife has determined stands for multiple attributes: play; princess; parched (she needs more water than a redwood); poop/pee … Continue reading 32 things you never knew about my dog, a.k.a. a few minutes you’ll never get back
Loyal readers of my blog—meaning my mom and the other two people per week who stumble upon “A Guero and His Perro” in search results for “most corny blog ever”—know that my dog and the subject of this blog, Katniss, is a whiner. If she’s hungry, thirsty, wants to play, wants attention, wants to go outside, wants a walk or is bored, she whines. Katniss whines more often than the Cleveland Browns fail, more often than the sun shines here in Texas and more often than readers roll their eyes while reading my posts. You just rolled your eyes, didn’t … Continue reading My dog won’t shut up, but it’s a blessing
We were in San Antonio part of Saturday and part of Sunday, and we decided to leave Katniss at PetSmart’s Doggie Day Camp. She had been there before and seemed to enjoy it. She had been acting up a little last week—whining even more than usual and waking me up more than usual at night—so being sans Katniss for a day was good for my wife and me. Even though were leaving Austin to spend time with family for a bit, the trip would still allow us some quality alone time, which we don’t normally get as Katniss’ parents—though we … Continue reading My little pooper is pooped
Ask My Vet is a series I am starting based on questions I have—and maybe you do, too—about dogs. Katniss’ veterinarian, Dr. Katharine Kennedy of Arbor Animal Clinic here in Austin, provides answers and expertise as a part of this new series. According to AAC’s website, Kennedy “completed her undergraduate studies at Warren Wilson College near Asheville, North Carolina, where she worked on the college farm raising antibiotic- and hormone-free livestock. She graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and worked in an urgent care facility in San Antonio before joining AAC.” Kennedy is affiliated with the … Continue reading Ask My Vet: Can dogs only see in black and white?
When I am at home, there is basically not a moment, even when I am sleeping or using the bathroom, that my dog, Katniss, is not more than a few feet—usually mere inches—away from me. My dog and I have been inseparable since the day we adopted her, and life seems impossible without my pup—even when, through her whining, she is occasionally the most annoying living being in the world, aside from Sarah Palin and Oakland Raiders fans. But I’ve had dogs before, so I had somewhat of an idea of what I was getting into when we adopted a … Continue reading I’m wrapped around my dog’s paw, and it’s so sad
My dog has recently taken up the practice of eating other dogs’ poop. She also licks, um, herself regularly, puts her feet in her mouth from time to time, and licks the floor and almost anything else she comes into contact with. On separate occasions I’ve caught Katniss with a frog, a dead snake and a dead bird in her mouth. Have I mentioned she often gives me Katniss kisses™, sometimes unexpectedly on the mouth, because she is very affectionate? As I type this, she is giving my wife about 50 licks on the arm. I’m sure many of you … Continue reading Next time you let your dog kiss you, think of where her mouth has been
My dog, Katniss, seems to enjoy going on long walks more than fish enjoy water. The only thing Katniss likes more than her walks is, well, … Continue reading To the left, to the left: I channel Beyonce when training my dog to walk on a leash