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There aren’t many dogs whose ancestral pedigree roots can be traced back to ancient times, but the noble greyhound is one who can. Greyhounds have been around for about 3,500 years and are … more
My typical day starts with a big hug, a hearty breakfast and a walk around the block. It’s tough to say which ritual I like best. That’s the thing about morning rituals. They give us … more
Some of my fondest memories of  growing up didn’t happen on the neighborhood sidewalk or backwoods trail. No, some of the best times I’ve ever had were spent with the regulars at the … more
My mom and I were walking home after a long stroll along the river. We stopped at a crosswalk to wait for a green light. A jogger approached, with a dog on a leash. He asked if we could hold the … more
My friend Rosie was recently diagnosed with cancer. When asked what else she has, I answered: “She has a joyful spirit, a friendly disposition, and an appetite for adventure.” I may not … more
He protected his community for nearly seven years, and now a heroic dog is being remembered for his dedicated service. K9 Cygan, a retired member of the Clay County Police Department, made a name … more
Every single day (except Sunday), an inevitable intruder sets foot in my yard, reaches into a satchel and pulls out small stacks of paper, prompting me to take immediate action. My undeniable bravery … more
A funny thing happens when I round the corner and catch a whiff of fresh herbs from the neighborhood garden. I spring into action, sniffing every stem and licking each leaf with the kind of fervor I … more
Rowdy, an excessively fluffy rescue cat, doesn’t seem too damaged by being left behind, brushing off the abandonment like she would a vase on a table—kerplunk. It took time for her to dig … more
I’ve seen many pet portraits on my social media page, but none quite as brilliant as those by Ed Hall. Hall is an accomplished local artist with an affection for drawing pooches—any … more
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