Category Pets


There are dogs everywhere in Portland. Trotting down trails, running alongside bikes, fetching their ball in parks, and lounging in the sun as their owners drink local craft beers. When my husband and I bought a house, we spent six months admiring these canine good citizens before adopting our own dog, Rosie. I found Rosie […]


The other day, I was wishing that life was like a fairy tale where there was constant magic. All the while my cat Grimus, who always knows when I’m sad, was sitting on my lap. And I almost missed it. *** The other day, I went outside, and found this radish had sprouted in the […]

Rosie’s Walks

My dog Rosie took a training class this spring, and it was recommended that we take her on “smell walks.”  Alexandra Horowitz makes the same recommendation in her book Inside a Dog.  The idea is that dogs understand their world through their nose, and really want to take their time smelling it – just like […]

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