Budleigh: The Early Year.
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Budleigh the Terrier Speaks! More or Less…
Wow! That Smarts!
Dogs are stupider than we thought, although probably they’d argue the point if they had a clue.
Ask a Terrier: Your Dog or Your Boyfriend. Is That Really a Question?
If he doesn’t get along with your dog, just how Significant is your Other?
Budleigh offers relationship advice.
Fake News About Shelter Dogs
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.
Ask A Terrier: Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
To help a confused Cocker Spaniel, Budleigh explains the Nature of Time.
Ask a Terrier: Dogs Are A Bargain! Except For The Money
Budleigh explains how dogs save Giants cash.
Whatever that is.
Why Everyone Hates Your Dog, By Which I Mean My Dog
Canines have lived in symbiotic harmony with humans for more than 30,000 years. Except in my neighborhood.
Ask a Terrier: Destroy All Monsters!
Hideous creatures lurk in Poolie’s backyard. Are they dangerous?
No, advises Budleigh. They’re delicious!
Marketing Your Dog
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.
Ask a Terrier: Budleigh Reminds Vacationers, “Hey, Ya’ Got this Dog Here!”
“Hurrah, road trip!” cheers mixed-breed Hanover. “Where am I not going?”
Ask a Terrier: Budleigh Takes a Walk on the Wild Side
When is wildlife too wild for dogs?
Budleigh explains how to be animal pals, not prey.
Halloween and the Hound from…if Not Hell, then Nearby
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.
Ask a Terrier: Dogs and Children – When Species Collide
Dogs love children! And not just as a viable food source.
Budleigh explains why.
Ask a Terrier: Hero or Hungry?
Golden Retriever saves helpless fawn. Budleigh asks, “Why?”
For Dogs, A Giant Health Care Problem
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.
Ask a Terrier: The Latest Dirt on Dog Germs
Dirty dogs that bring the outside inside may be good for your health, if not your carpets.
Bully for Budleigh!
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.
Ask a Terrier: Budleigh Offers Food for Thought
What’s a healthy food choice for dogs? Roscoe the Beagle doesn’t care!
Ask a Terrier: Washing Machines of Mass Destruction
Lily is afraid of things that go bump in the night. And in the laundry room.
Ask a Terrier: The Giant as Emoticon
Using sharp teeth and claws, Budleigh unravels the Great Philosophical Question!
Last-minute gifts for the dog who has – or chews – everything.
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.
Workin’ Dog or Hardly Workin’?
To own a working dog can be appealing, especially for families that tend to wander aimlessly across the landscape in large, unmanageable herds.
Shoes and Socks – A Taste Test, Part 3: Positive Reinforcement or ‘They Made Me a Criminal!’
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.
Shoes and Socks – A Taste Test, Part 2: Socks
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!
Shoes and Socks: A Taste Test
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.
Grooming Tips, Part 3: The Drying Game
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.
Grooming Tips, Part 2: Bathing your Dog – The New Waterboarding
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.
Grooming Tips: Best Practices for You, Your Dog, and Your Fingers
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.
Drawing a Line in the Sand in your Bed
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: Danger…or Menace?
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.
Poisoning your Dog: A Thanksgiving Primer
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.
A Night in the Box: Crate Training the Convict Dog
How different the rules for crate training a dog would be had the Constitution of the United States been signed by Thomas Jefferson’s hound, Monroe Doctrine.
Adopting a Dog: It Takes a Village. Also a Pooper Scooper
We rescued a terrier, although why anyone would is beyond me.
Terriers are what dingos strive to be – wild dogs semi-domesticated because there’s something in it for them. Terriers are the The Joker of the animal kingdom.