It’s been said that behind every successful man is an encouraging woman—or something to that effect. There’s lots of sayings. For our purposes, dear reader, I think it could be argued that behind me, this blog and its star—my 42-pound German shepherd mix, Katniss—as well as my current life in general, there is one woman who helps make it all happen: my wife. I’ve referred to her countless times in my posts, and today she is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her 21st birthday. My wife—and Katniss’ mommy—is even more organized than President Obama’s daily schedule likely is, can multitask … Continue reading My wife: The woman behind the guy behind the blog about the dog
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
“Where’s my ring?” my wife said anxiously as she scoured the bedroom. She hates losing things. Sunglasses are often the most common casualty, which is surprising as my wife is more organized than a Trapper Keeper.* I don’t like it when she loses something, either—especially if I bought it for her, like, say, an engagement ring. We searched the house—and her car and anywhere else we could think of—for her ring. All the while Katniss, our 40-pound German shepherd mix, lounged on the bed like a queen gazing upon her realm. As most people do when they lose things, my … Continue reading Engagement ring disappears; does my dog like to eat carats?
I had been watching Katniss by myself for five weeks while my super-smart wife was away at grad school. To say Katniss had gotten clingy and whiny and taken over my life would be like saying the sky is blue, Katy Perry is attractive or water is wet. Let me put it this way: Those of you who are full-time single parents–especially of actual human children–are more heroic than *spoiler alert* Batman when he sacrificed himself at the end of “The Dark Knight Rises” (or did he?) for the greater good of Gotham City. Seeing as how Katniss had pretty … Continue reading To the kennel and back
Ever since we started dating in 2009, my wife had been begging me to get her a dog. I held out for a long time, partly … Continue reading ‘I want a dog’