Heart Dogs Come Into Our Lives For A Season

"Whippet Sleeping on bed pillows"

This is Felix - nested into the pillows on my bed, hard at work. He was one of my "heart dogs," for many reasons. He had strong convictions about squirrels, hated it when he was left behind; proved he had the tenacity to survive on his own in forever wild lands. He has a chapter all to himself in my first book, Love Always Wags Its Tail which describes some of his personalty quirks. He was one of those whippets that had more terrier temperament than hound temperament.  If you've lived with … [Read more...]

Sampson: More Than a Dog Show

"Sampson Dog Show Romulus New York"

Busy weekend with Saturday's road trip to Sampson State Park where, during the last weekend in September, everything literally goes to the dogs.  I don't know the history of this 4-day dog show, but, my experience as a spectator began almost 20 years ago. There were years when I attended all four days, arriving early in the morning and staying until well after 5PM. It was manna from heaven - an endless conversation about dogs. And, it was but one stop on the dog show circuit that stretches … [Read more...]