I first noticed that my dog, Roxy Hess, had artistic intentions when she left a forceful and unmistakable message on the floor of the studio we share. Slow human that I am, I hadn't realized that Roxy was not only on top of the latest developments in the artworld, she was running amongst the pack leaders.
I don't speak Canine. But apparently my 91-year-old mother does. She is closer to her yapping beagle, Chipper, than anyone in the world. She walks him twice a day, cuddles with him on her couch, feeds him from the dinner table and worries about him constantly.
Next time you're thinking about adding a four legged furry friend to your family, think about adoption. There are 1000s of animals in local shelters that need your help.
The powerful bond between a person and their dog can save a life. Let's never forget that.
We've all seen a disobedient dog but today is the day to laugh together. Have you ever longed for biting commentary on videos of rebellious dogs? Long no more.
My friend, L.A. Knight sent me a reminder that today is National Dog Day. I didn't know there was such a thing, but as the author of the comedic novel, Dog Training the American Male (to be released on Sept 13 from A&M Publishers) Knight has immersed himself in the concept that a behavioral and genetic link exists between men and dogs.
The dog days of summer, they are. Nightfall comes earlier now. The evening performance of the cicada orchestra is unfailingly on time. Local blueberries are no longer in season; once plump and juicy, they are now unpleasantly sour and soon will be gone until next year.If it sounds like I'm in an end-of-summer funk, it's true.
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