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Bursting Whose Balloon?
The threat from recently downed spy balloons is exaggerated, agree even the most conspiracy-minded national security heads including many of our Blue Lizard Alien overlords.
Exciting News about Sleeping between Giants!
Click on the link and prepare to be … teased!
Budleigh the Terrier Speaks! More or Less…
IRS Concerned That Faces Not Ringing Bells
Having recently unveiled plans to use facial recognition software on taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service just as recently unveiled plans not to—a contradiction one might expect were the department run by Batman’s nemesis Two-Face.
Ask a Terrier: Extolling Consoling
The loss of their dog, Izzy, hit this family hard. Will a new companion help?
Budleigh’s gone through this, too. He offers advice, Canine to Giant, from personal experience.
Ask a Terrier: Budleigh! (-udleigh-udleigh…) In! (-iin-iin…) Space! (-ace-ace…)
“I come in peace!” says would-be astronaut Budleigh.
“Oh, and can I have a piece of what you’re eating?”
Join Budleigh on his Conquest of Space!
Ask a Terrier: The Truth Ain’t Out There!
The Pentagon has released its long-awaited report on UFOs.
If Canines learned anything from The X-Files, it’s “Trust no one.”
Unless they have cookies!
Budleigh reveals all.
Ask a Terrier: Paper Training
In this sacred holiday time of gift wrap, Budleigh reveals why it’s the Season of Paper Shredding.
Ask a Terrier: Don’t Hold the Phone!
Zoe the Poodle’s credo: “What’s yours is mine. And what’s mine is mine!”
But when it comes to stealing a cell phone, Budleigh must help a Giant make the call.
Ask a Terrier: Wake Up and Smell the COVID!
Are you a working dog if it’s just your nose?
Budleigh examines how Canines are helping fight the coronavirus.
Ask a Terrier: Unmasking the Mask
If you click your heels together three times and wish very hard, do you still need to wear a face mask?
Budleigh explains why, to wear a face mask you have to use your head.
Ask a Terrier: Zooming Isn’t Like Running
A new humor column during troubling times.
So, up yours, Covid!
Ask a Terrier: How the Dogs Are Voting
It’s more than a right. It’s a duty.
Oh, and there’s treats!
Budleigh explains voting.
Ask a Terrier: Budleigh Addresses a Royal Pain
Although a staunch defender of the working class…as well as the herding, non-sporting, and toy groups…Budleigh sympathizes with the plight of Royals.
Ask a Terrier: Mark of the Hallmark
Hallmark Christmas movies can prove binge-worthy, claims a reader.
Budleigh agrees. And he can binge with the best!
Ask a Terrier: It’s In the Bag!
Fashion forward or fashion ferocious?
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!
The U.S. Postal Service has released a new stamp honoring military working dogs.
But are they “Terrier Strong” wonders Budleigh.
Ask a Terrier: Talkin’ TED
Have you taught your dog to speak?
Then she’s ready to give a TED Talk!
Ask a Terrier: Just How Infra is Our Structure?
They paved Paradise / And put up a… a…
What did they put up?
Wow! That Smarts!
Dogs are stupider than we thought, although probably they’d argue the point if they had a clue.
An Objection to Dog Park Ejection
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.
Startling images of a massive black hole have captivated Giants worldwide.
Dogs, not so much…
Budleigh explains why.
Ask a Terrier: What’s Bugging Budleigh?
Budleigh introduces us to…THEM!
Ask a Terrier: Budleigh Goes All Scatolog-ICK-al!
“We are what we poop!” goes the old adage.
Well, among dogs, explains Budleigh.
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.
Dogs vs. Holiday Meals: Fa-La-La-La-Laaa, La, Aach! Haauk! Blaarf!
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?
To help a confused Cocker Spaniel, Budleigh explains the Nature of Time.
Don’t Worry. He’s Vicious…
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.
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?”
A Quiet, Retiring Dog
How heart-warming when a professional dog can retire before she’s blown up. So many of us just settle for Medicare.
Ask a Terrier: Cloning Has Budleigh Seeing Double
Is cloning dogs Mad Science or just, ya’ know, Slightly Annoyed Science?
Dogs of a Feather
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.
Dogs in recovery
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
When is wildlife too wild for dogs?
Budleigh explains how to be animal pals, not prey.
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: Budleigh Analyzes Therapy
This pooch aspires to be a therapy dog. Any advice?
Sure! Budleigh’s full of it!
Pet Safety for the End of the World
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.”
Ask a Terrier: The Veterinarian is In! Budleigh Offers Advice on Not Swallowing Pills.
Daisy has a drug problem. She won’t take them.
Ask a Terrier: The Giant as Emoticon
Using sharp teeth and claws, Budleigh unravels the Great Philosophical Question!
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.
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.