Tag: Kafka the bulldog

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 »

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 »

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 »

Theo and Beau Photos: What I Want for My Dog and Baby Girl

Theo and Beau Photos: What I Want for My Dog and Baby Girl
If you haven’t heard of Theo and Beau (a puppy and a 23-month-old boy) recently, then you’re missing out on a ton of heartwarming photos. Momma Jessica Shyba started posting photos of her adorable son napping with her adorable puppy, and the results… well, you’ll be squealing from all the cuteness! Just check out her... Read more »

Life Changes, a Baby Shower, and Kafka the Bulldog has an Announcement

Things are starting to feel pretty real, in part because of the fabulous baby shower my in-laws threw me and my sister-in-law this past weekend. But I’m not sure if it’s getting more real for Kafka quite yet. We’ve definitely become more strict as of late with rules, like he must sit and stay while... Read more »
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Dog Training and Lessons in Patience

Dog Training and Lessons in Patience
There’s plenty of dog training we need to do with Kafka the bulldog before the baby arrives, but we’re focusing on some basics right now. Basics that, admittedly, we’ve been working on for some time, but not nearly enough.  We’re working on his reaction to the door buzzer, the way he greets strangers he meets... 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 »