Category: Dog Blogging

Sunday Evening Dog Blogging

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Daisy has a new boyfriend here in Nashville. He’s a staffie named Leo who lives in our building. He’s quite handsome.






Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Star Wars geekery + dog love.

Sunday Evening Dog Blogging: Bonus Holiday Weekend Monday Morning Edition

Monday, July 5th, 2010



Sunday Evening Dog Blogging

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Daisy and I were at the dog park yesterday when a mighty Tennessee thunderstorm tore the sky open upon us. I found it all exhilarating. The pup, not so much.


Morning Links

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Sunday Evening Dog Blogging

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

New couch, new rug. Daisy seems fond of both. She’s now working on getting herself a record contract.



A “Canine Innocence Project”?

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

This article from the animal rights section of the ring of websites has been making the rounds on dog-related blogs and Twitter feeds. Arguing that many dogs are mistaken for pit bulls in jurisdictions that have banned the much-maligned “breed,” the author calls for state officials to DNA test dogs before euthanizing them.

The argument is that city officials shouldn’t be able to euthanize a dog simply because it “looks like a pit bull,” whatever that means. But the real aim is to undermine breed-specific legislation altogether by imposing what would sound to most like a common-sense requirement that most cities can’t afford to follow.

It’s a cute idea, and I support the ultimate goal, but the scheme requires too much concession to the misguided thinking behind put bull prohibitions. I’ve written about breed-specific bans before, so I’ll save some time with a cut-and-paste:

Bad owners create bad dogs, regardless of the dog’s lineage. Bans on pit bulls don’t prevent dog fighting, nor do they prevent people from raising vicious dogs. They just ensure that dogs fitting the pit bull description will be vicious, because the well-bred lines will be discontinued and good owners will stop raising them. Meanwhile, people who raise dogs for fighting will simply move on to another breed.

Moreover, the term pit bull isn’t really a breed at all. It’s a generic term that can and has been applied to just about any dog with bulldog and/or terrier traits (take the pit bull test here). The American Kennel Club-recognized breed that’s generally associated with the term is the American Staffordshire Terrier. And the vast, vast majority of staffies are harmless (they’re actually considered a child-friendly breed).

In fact, most fighting dogs commonly called pit bulls aren’t bloodlined staffies. Fighting dogs are bred for attributes conducive to fighting, not for pedigree.

Better to impose strict liability on dog owners for any damage their pets do to others or their property.

We’ve Been Traveling

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Hence, the light posting.


Sunday Evening Dog Blogging: Pupparazzi Edition

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Last Christmas, my sister got me the Pet’s Eye View camera. It’s a digital camera you attach to your dog or cat’s collar. You then set the photo interval at 1, 5, or 15 minutes. The camera takes 40 digital photos. Daisy and I took it to the park today to try it out.

Click through to see the results.


Afternoon Links

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Sunday Links

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Morning Links

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Photo of the Day

Thursday, February 11th, 2010


Photo of the Day

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

We’re getting another 10-20 inches of snow, starting tonight. This is getting a bit ridiculous. At least Fairbanks has the Northern Lights.


Snow Pup Adventures

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Part 1: Daisy loses the ball.

Part 2: Daisy forgets about the ball.

Part 3: Screw you. I finally found it, I’m not giving it back so you can just throw it again.