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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

And din-dins!

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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!

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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.


The Trouble with Tariffs


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.


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.

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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.


Take four knees!


Ask a Terrier: Dogs and Children – When Species Collide

Dogs love children! And not just as a viable food source.

Budleigh explains why.

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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: Hero or Hungry?

Golden Retriever saves helpless fawn. Budleigh asks, “Why?”

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Independence isn’t for everyone!


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: Washing Machines of Mass Destruction

Budleigh-bookshelf-eye-darkened-V2Lily is afraid of things that go bump in the night. And in the laundry room.

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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.


Happy Thanksgimme!

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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.


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.