Monthly Archives: April 2011

Little Piggy

After my first day at America’s Family Pet Expo in Orange county, my head is spinning: dock-jumping dogs, miniature ponies (and you know how much I love my mini ponies!), interesting toys, handmade collars, all-natural treats, and novel new pet … Continue reading

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Just the two of us

Looking forward to another weekend with Toki. (And I technically should have said, “just the three of us”, because Josh was taking the picture . . . Thanks Josh!) Have a wonderful weekend everybody.

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It’s Tax Time . . . and I’ve been thinking about numbers . . . Number of U.S. Households who have pets: 73 Million Amount spent on those pets in 2010: 48 Billion  Increased spending on doggie gifts in 2010, despite … Continue reading

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Moo Cards for Toki

My Moo cards have arrived!  If you’ve never heard of, they’re an amazing printing shop that prints business cards, postcards, stickers (and more) to order.  The paper has a high quality, satiny feel, and the colors are always vibrant. … Continue reading

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More Funnies, with Starbuck, Zuzu and Hampton Monroe @

Last week I posted a list of some of my favorite blogs, and one of them was Puppy Jones, a clever and fun blog and comic website that perfectly captures the quirky moments of a life lived with dogs.  Puppy … Continue reading

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Comic Relief via Funny Dog Videos

The dog that can lower his bark volume on demand . . . And the bicycle riding dog! (Thanks to Shine Pet Photos and Life With Dogs for originally posting these.)

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Her snowshoes are built in

Last Sunday we hiked to Lake Sabrina, in the mountains north of Bishop, California.  We had to use snowshoes, but Toki’s were built in! Wishing you a great weekend, filled with adventure.

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Will you be my blogger buddy?

It turns out that one of the unexpected pleasures of blogging is making new friends.  As nice as it is to send out daily updates into cyberspace, it’s even more amazing and gratifying to get a response back from the … Continue reading

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Following Cali, the Mini Guide Horse

This isn’t a photo of Cali, it’s the grape-eating miniature pony that I met in Malibu, but I couldn’t resist posting it with this story. Cali is a miniature horse, and she also happens to be a guide animal for … Continue reading

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The Clickable Moment: More tips on capturing great pet photos

One of our fave pet photogs, Grace Chon at ShinePetPhotos, was featured in a New York Times article on The 8 Secrets to Perfect Pet Photos.  (Congratulations Grace!)  Two of her tips really stood out for me.  The first was “Pay … Continue reading

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