Ask a Terrier: Paper Training
November was generous to Sleeping between Giants. Our book was honored with two new awards. And we did not catch Covid!
Ask a Terrier: Don’t Hold the Phone!
But when it comes to stealing a cell phone, Budleigh must help a Giant make the call.
Tough Times! And Tougher for Some.
Ask a Terrier: Wake Up and Smell the COVID!
Budleigh examines how Canines are helping fight the coronavirus.
Ask a Terrier: Unmasking the Mask
Budleigh explains why, to wear a face mask you have to use your head.
Ask a Terrier: Zooming Isn’t Like Running
So, up yours, Covid!
Social, yes. Distancing, not so much.
Ask a Terrier: Sheltering Outside the Shelter
Canine worries in our pandemic times.
Ask a Terrier: How the Dogs Are Voting
Oh, and there’s treats!
Budleigh explains voting.
Ask a Terrier: Budleigh Addresses a Royal Pain
Piece on Earth
Ask a Terrier: Mark of the Hallmark
Budleigh agrees. And he can binge with the best!
Ask a Terrier: It’s In the Bag!
Style grrr-ru Budleigh reviews the fall line of designer dog carriers.
(Ya’ get it? Grrr-ru? I swear, I don’t know how we come up with these!)
Ask a Terrier: Semper Canis!
But are they “Terrier Strong” wonders Budleigh.
Budleigh vs Godzilla vs Chance
Ask a Terrier: Talkin’ TED
Then she’s ready to give a TED Talk!
Happy Father’s Day! Love, your Pack. (Reposting from the early days of Budleigh)
Ask a Terrier: Just How Infra is Our Structure?
What did they put up?
Dogs are stupider than we thought, although probably they’d argue the point if they had a clue.
I was kicked out of the dog park because no canine would vouch for me.
Ask a Terrier: Not a Black Hole Lot of Excitement for Dogs.
Dogs, not so much…
Budleigh explains why.
Ask a Terrier: What’s Bugging Budleigh?
Ask a Terrier: Budleigh Goes All Scatolog-ICK-al!
Well, among dogs, explains Budleigh.
Ask a Terrier: Your Dog or Your Boyfriend. Is That Really a Question?
Budleigh offers relationship advice.
Cautious to avoid red tape and complicated forms, prospective pet owners often steer clear of adopting shelter dogs. However, the process is no more difficult than purchasing a pair of last season’s jeans that, without your intervention, would have been euthanized.
In this festive season of holiday parties, bountiful meals, and homemade cookies embellished with those silver ball-bearing things, take comfort knowing that your canines are in the dog park, plotting.
Ask A Terrier: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
Whether to walk a dog leashed or off leash is roiling into the sort of controversy not seen since America asked itself, “Who shot J.R.?” Many still suspect it was an off-leash dog.
Please, Don’t Get Up!
Ask a Terrier: Dogs Are A Bargain! Except For The Money
Whatever that is.
Canines have lived in symbiotic harmony with humans for more than 30,000 years. Except in my neighborhood.
Keep Quiet and Let Me Do All the Growling
Ask a Terrier: Destroy All Monsters!
No, advises Budleigh. They’re delicious!
In full-throated summer, colorful, chaotic farmers markets offer a hot weather oasis where you can shop for locally produced, organically grown corn while your dog is torn apart by vicious, unsupervised hellhounds.
Watch Your Step, Giants!
Independence Isn’t for Everyone (A classic repost while I take the day off.)
Ask a Terrier: Budleigh Reminds Vacationers, “Hey, Ya’ Got this Dog Here!”
Happy Father’s Day! Love, your pack.
How heart-warming when a professional dog can retire before she’s blown up. So many of us just settle for Medicare.
Truth or Tariffs
Ask a Terrier: Cloning Has Budleigh Seeing Double
The Trouble with Tariffs
On a commercial flight, the benefit of sitting next to a peacock outweighs the drawbacks. During a midair emergency I plan to grab anything with wings that might provide extra lift.
Canines recovering from surgery offer humans valuable lessons about proper ways to heal. For example, we shouldn’t lick sutures. Not ours or theirs.
Ask a Terrier: Budleigh Takes a Walk on the Wild Side
Budleigh explains how to be animal pals, not prey.
While Halloween is a whimsical time for children, it can be disquieting for dogs and even more troubling for dog owners unaccustomed to working with the violent criminally insane.
Take four knees!
Ask a Terrier: Dogs and Children – When Species Collide
Budleigh explains why.
Ask a Terrier: Budleigh Analyzes Therapy
Sure! Budleigh’s full of it!
Dog owners are worried about how best to protect their pets against the upcoming Great American Eclipse – an astronomical event described by President Trump’s handpicked climate and science advisor as, “When the huge, flying Sky Serpent swallows the Fiery Sun Goddess.”
Smoked glass ain’t gonna help
Ask a Terrier: Hero or Hungry?
While Americans worry over the plight of affordable health care, their dogs are more anxious than they’ve been since the Great Bacon Rebellion of 1890.
Independence isn’t for everyone!
Ask a Terrier: The Latest Dirt on Dog Germs
Like humans, canines have been known to bully their own species, although they rarely steal lunch money and never send harassing texts due to the absence of thumbs.
Tug toys are people, too.
When dogs leak
Ask a Terrier: Budleigh Offers Food for Thought
United, we sit!
Ask a Terrier: Washing Machines of Mass Destruction
Ask a Terrier: The Veterinarian is In! Budleigh Offers Advice on Not Swallowing Pills.
Who will bark for the voiceless?
Executive ordering dogs around
Into the woods without a paddle, Pt. 4
Ask a Terrier: The Giant as Emoticon
The allegory continues…, Pt. 3
A dog of discontent! Pt. 2
The dogs vs. Giant Amazon Alexa, Pt. 1
Because of the chaos that comes with taking your dog to the store for a holiday present, instead consider giving him a gift card or, depending on the breed, cash.
Ask a Terrier: Can’t We All Just Get Along?
A poodle with a problem turns…lunging and barking…to Budleigh.
It’s just a game…until it isn’t!
Ask a Terrier: Oh, Great…Another New Collar
In time for the holidays, Budleigh’s do’s and don’ts…mostly don’ts…on choosing the right dog collar.
To own a working dog can be appealing, especially for families that tend to wander aimlessly across the landscape in large, unmanageable herds.
Election Night Jitters
Better fed than Red!
Do all dogs go to Heaven? Budleigh has decided!
“We kinda welcome the media!”
When it comes to political campaigns, dogs pay no attention to the news media, except for Wolf Blitzer whose name, they complain, is misleading.
Makes one think. You know, if one could think.
Dogs and shoes can live together in harmony provided both are willing to compromise. To reach an accord, dogs have to be trained to respect shoes, while shoes must agree to limit all provocative missile test launches over disputed borders.
“But what can one dog do?” (Heh! He said ‘dog do’.)
Any dog serving prison time for chewing shoes will eagerly admit that socks served as a gateway drug. And that he’s a Good Boy!
Budleigh steals socks. That isn’t his fault. We Giants failed him. As did society. And the apparel industry. He no longer chews them as he did during his house-pet-in-training probationary apprenticeship. Just, ya’ know, sort of steals them. For the kicks, man! The thrill! School is for squares, daddio!
Dogs use their teeth to explore the world much the way we use the Internet. A dog’s mouth and tongue serve as router and modem, while its excretory system works like Comcast.
“Happy Father’s Day! Love, your pack.”
Witty Physics would have us believe that drying a dog is the same as wetting a dog, only backwards, if you follow the math.
Apparently, Physics has never dried a dog. Or owned one. Or been on a date since 1990. So thanks anyway, Physics. We’ll take it from here.
Understanding the challenges of bath time, the pet care industry has developed an array of shampoo products that ease the torment faced by your dog and the unpaid college intern you’ve assigned to the task. The most appropriate soap should be one formulated to lather well while convincing your dog that he’s done nothing wrong.
Anyone who has safely landed a powered aircraft in severe weather without the benefit of instrumentation, aircrew or their vision has all the skills needed to successfully groom a dog.
In a perfect world, dogs don’t sleep on the bed. But we don’t live in a perfect world. We live in Budleigh’s.
Black dogs tend to be passed over for adoption because they are associated with evil. Yet studies have proved that relatively few actively worship Satan.
With all the dangers to pets posed by ingesting turkey skin, chocolates, raisins, sweets, and other holiday fare, it’s a wonder that dogs celebrate Thanksgiving at all.