Posts tagged "cute dog stories"

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 »

Our Baby Giggles at Our English Bulldog

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So, it’s been awhile. Not surprisingly, baby girl has been keeping me busy, and life has, completely and utterly, changed for us.  I have thought about writing — about how Kafka the English bulldog has calmed down a ton (thanks, in large part, to some Animal Sense training), how we still have to work on... Read more »

Milestones in Getting the Dog Ready for Baby

Milestones in Getting the Dog Ready for Baby
We’ve been busy. But, no, baby girl has not yet arrived unfortunately. Rather, we’ve been busy getting ready for her, and in turn, we’ve been getting the dog ready for baby, a.k.a. a whole world of change. Well that, and Kafka the bulldog had a full week of being sick, which was absolutely no fun... Read more »
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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 Successful Play Date for a Bulldog and Toddler

A Successful Play Date for a Bulldog and Toddler
Kafka the bulldog had a play date this weekend, kind of. A couple of our friends came over for lunch, and they brought their toddler. For privacy sake, let’s call their toddler… SB for silly boy, or sweet boy. You take your pick. Because really he’s both. He loves to giggle and smile. He loves... Read more »

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 »
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Kicking the Dog Out of Our Bed: Our Latest Goal

Kicking the Dog Out of Our Bed: Our Latest Goal
First things first, I apologize for the hiatus. Between the holidays and the weather, I’ve been hunkering down, and Kafka hasn’t had nearly as much time outside as he’d like. (Hence a lot of running up and down our house, and begging to play with his light saber). Anyways, I digress. There’s something that’s been... Read more »

Kafka the Bulldog Encounters My Growing Baby Bump

For the past few months, Kafka has avoided any cuddles with me and my growing baby bump. Considering he’s been a part of our family for more than two years now, it was a hard adjustment for me, especially seeing how he’d climb the stairs up to our couch — yes, he has stairs —... Read more »

One Reason I Love Dogs: Kafka’s Obsession With Fallen Leaves

The tree leaves are falling and accumulating in Lincoln Square, and it’s been long enough now that Kafka knows exactly what I mean when I say, “Want to play in the leaves?” He bounds into the leaf pile and stares at my feet, waiting for me to kick the red, yellow, and orange leaves into... Read more »
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Sometimes a Dog Walk With Kafka is the Best Thing Ever

The weather was perfect the other night for a dog walk stroll, especially for Kafka the bulldog who behaves best in 60 to 70 degree temps. Despite that though, we only made it three blocks before night started to fall and it was time to turn around. Even so, I considered the walk a success.... Read more »
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