What Happens When Kafka the Bulldog Plays Soccer

What Happens When Kafka the Bulldog Plays Soccer
Not much gets Kafka the bulldog moving. He loves to spread out on the couch. He loves to lay around in the sun. He loves to cuddle up with my husband, my kids, or me. Even when we’re playing outside, he’s pretty content just to watch us… unless we bring out the soccer ball. While... Read more »

When to Take Your Bulldog for a Walk

When to Take Your Bulldog for a Walk
Bulldogs are lazy and stubborn, but they do like their exercise… occasionally. They do like going on walks… occasionally. So when is the best time to take your bulldog for a walk? That’s hard to say. Kafka the bulldog will always claim to want to go for a walk. Seriously. He may nap pretty much... Read more »

Life After Kids: A New Role for Kafka the Bulldog

Life After Kids: A New Role for Kafka the Bulldog
Looking through my Facebook memories recently, I’ve been struck at how my posts have changed over the years. Before I had my first child, I posted about Kafka the bulldog a LOT. In fact I used to have a whole Facebook photo album devoted to him (similar to this blog it was aptly called “the... Read more »
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Raising a Toddler is like Training a Stubborn Bulldog

Raising a Toddler is like Training a Stubborn Bulldog
On a regular basis, I find myself telling my daughter, Little Miss, to “sit” — mainly when she’s eating. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Snack time. You name it. And the other day, I realized just how much these directives are like commands. “If you listen to me, I’ll give you your food.” Seriously. I’ve used those... Read more »

Kafka Celebrates National Dog Day with a Nap (or Two)

Kafka Celebrates National Dog Day with a Nap (or Two)
Happy National Dog Day! Facebook and Twitter have been full of cute dogs ‘posing’ for the camera, or playing outside. But Kafka the bulldog? I got a picture of him sleeping. Because, really? That’s how he spends a majority of his days lately it seems. I had always heard that when bulldogs turn three or... Read more »

Kafka the Bulldog Doesn't Have a Short-Term Memory

Kafka the Bulldog Doesn't Have a Short-Term Memory
Whoever said dogs have short-term memory never met Kafka the bulldog. We’ve lived in our apartment for two years now, and on one of our very first walks on our block, we went by a condo building where a sweet, little innocent cat sat in the garden unit window. Kafka immediately stopped in his tracks…... Read more »
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Who’s Alpha? No Contest Between Kafka the Bulldog and Baby

Who’s Alpha? No Contest Between Kafka the Bulldog and Baby
Bulldogs are a stubborn breed, and Kafka is no exception. From the day we brought him home over three years ago, he’s fought us tooth and nail when we tried to establish ourselves as the alpha. And when people meet him (people who know we have both a bulldog and baby at home), one of... Read more »

What Happened When Kafka the Bulldog Ran Away on Christmas Day

What Happened When Kafka the Bulldog Ran Away on Christmas Day
I’ll be the first one to admit that Kafka the bulldog hasn’t been getting nearly as much attention as he used to. (The lack of posting on this blog lately is evidence of that). My patience for him too has incredibly lessened. In many ways, you could say that I haven’t been appreciating him as... Read more »

Creating a positive relationship between our bulldog and baby

From the moment my hubby and I found out we were pregnant, we knew we would do anything to make sure Kafka the bulldog and baby got along. Kafka, we have always said, was in his forever home. Even so, there was one exception to this. My husband once said that if, worse comes to... Read more »
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Kafka the bulldog takes a vacation

Kafka the bulldog takes a vacation
I’m not going to lie. I’m jealous of Kafka the bulldog sleeping away about 75% of the day. But I also know that the last four and a half months have been rough on him. With baby girl in our lives, he’s no longer “top dog.” Even so, within the last couple months, he’s adjusted... Read more »
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