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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 »

Our Bulldog, The Polar Vortex, and a Towel

Our Bulldog, The Polar Vortex, and a Towel
When the polar vortex first descended on Chicago a few weeks ago, Kafka the bulldog, naturally, hated to go outside. So when freezing temps descended on the Windy City yet again earlier this week, I thought we’d be in for the same stubborn dog, who had trouble doing his business out in the snow. But... Read more »

A New Year for Kafka, and What My Bulldog Teaches Me About Love

A New Year for Kafka, and What My Bulldog Teaches Me About Love
The New Year didn’t start the way I wanted it too. After a nice, relaxing, snowy night in with a couple of friends to ring in 2014, Kafka the bulldog started licking his face incessantly around 1:00 a.m. This went on for nearly a half hour, and both my hubby and I knew something was... Read more »
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Kafka and the Dog Food Bowl: A Surprising Development

Kafka and the Dog Food Bowl: A Surprising Development
Notice something that normally wouldn’t be there in the above photo? Look closely, at the dog food bowl. Yep, that’s right, Kafka is sitting there, drool starting to form around his jowls, with a full bowl of kibble sitting in front of him, and he’s NOT CHOWING DOWN ON IT immediately. This is huge, guys.... Read more »

A Bulldog and His Toy Light Saber: A Healthy Activity, or Not?

A Bulldog and His Toy Light Saber: A Healthy Activity, or Not?
If you ever wanted to see Kafka the bulldog go absolutely nuts, just ask him, “Do you want to play with your light saber?” Seriously. He’ll bolt from our kitchen down into our den and stare longingly up at the top of a bookcase, waiting to play. Once my hubby or I take the light... Read more »

PSA: My English Bulldog is Not a Bully

This is a public service announcement (PSA) to the lady who crossed the street after taking one look at Kafka, who, mind you, was just standing in the grass sniffing where he’d just peed. This also goes for the mother who pushed her kids across the street — jay-walking — after seeing Kafka staring her... Read more »
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Dog Name: What People Hear When I Introduce Kafka

<b>Kafta.</b> This one I get. You don’t hear the hard ‘k’ sound? You’re forgiven.
I admit, Kafka is an unusual name for an English bulldog, or really any dog for that matter. But do I get a kick out of people remembering him, not just for his dashing good looks — complete with a huge underbite — but also for his unique name? You bet I do. Even so,... Read more »

Long Dog Walks Make Up For Long Nights

Long Dog Walks Make Up For Long Nights
Kafka and I had a rough night last night, and the last thing I wanted to do today was take him on a long dog walk. Last night, he barked, he howled, he had a pee accident for the first time in ages (I blame us “over-watering” him since it was really hot out), and... Read more »

Dog Poop: An Unexpected Daily Topic of Conversation

“We need a dog poop,” my husband recently emailed me after Kafka the bulldog had failed to poop for about 24 hours. This is a topic of conversation that has become, surprisingly, normal in our house since Kafka came into our lives. It’s definitely one of the more unexpected parts of dog ownership, and I... Read more »
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Cute dog story: What happens when Kafka the bulldog discovers fireflies

Cute dog story: What happens when Kafka the bulldog discovers fireflies
A couple days ago at dusk, when the summer heat had largely dissipated, I took Kafka the bulldog into the backyard to play with his half-destroyed soccer ball (and, yeah, I admit, to tire him out before bed). But this cute dog story isn’t about how he chased his soccer ball and ran up to... Read more »
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