Archive for May 2016

Why I'm not a dog person

Not long ago, I considered myself a dog person. I mean, of course I’m a dog person, right? I’ve had dogs my whole life. I prefer the company of dogs to the company of people. I left a career in journalism to become a dog trainer. Hell, I run a blog dedicated (at least in... Read more »

Of one-bedroom apartments, dogs and the sounds of Chicago

Of one-bedroom apartments, dogs and the sounds of Chicago
When I adopted Chester in the fall of 2011, I lived in a one-bedroom apartment in Rock Island, Ill. That fact alone left people incredulous. And that incredulity only increased when I moved into my one-bedroom apartment in Chicago. Sure, it’d be great to have a yard for Chester (and he gets to romp around... Read more »

"Pawternity" leave: It's real and it's spectacular

"Pawternity" leave: It's real and it's spectacular
Bringing a new pet into your home is a big adjustment. It’s an adjustment for everyone, in fact. Obviously, it’s an adjustment for the new pet coming into a completely unfamiliar setting with completely unfamiliar people and possibly unfamiliar animals. It’s an adjustment for the people who suddenly have a new family member to care... Read more »
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