Category Archives: Stories

Friends Furrever

One of the best aspects about writing one’s own blog are the people I meet along the way.  I love profiling the interesting people and websites that I’ve encountered in my online explorations.  (I’ve collected a list of them in … Continue reading

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Happy One Year Anniversary!

The Daily Toki is all grown up! We’re officially one year (and one day) old.  Our very first entry was posted as an experiment, just to see how WordPress worked.  One year later, The Daily Toki has logged: 241 Posts … Continue reading

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The 33% Rule

This weekend, upon the recommendation of new friends we met at a birthday party, I convinced Josh to try out a new hike called the Fryman Canyon rainforest trail.  The lure of shade (difficult to come by in Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Meadow: bringing your dog into the back country

It can be difficult to find a place that allows your pup to enjoy the wilderness along with you.  Typically, National Parks exclude dogs from hiking on trails, and a lot of the California state parks do likewise.  Luckily, out … Continue reading

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You never know what’s around the corner

New York has the element of surprise on its side.  Just when you’re starting to feel like the city is too expensive, too crowded, too much . . . you experience one of those delightful and sometimes absurd New York … Continue reading

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Courage, Please

When you attend a professional conference and you don’t know anyone, it can take some effort to put on a friendly face and talk to complete strangers. But as I found out yesterday, that’s nothing compared with stopping the perpetually-in-motion … Continue reading

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She’s a big girl now

Last week, we took Toki for her annual checkup and vaccinations, and it brought to mind the last time we ventured into the vet’s office. This photo is from a post almost one year ago, during Toki’s last round of … Continue reading

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Dropping in on CCI Puppy Raiser Kimi

Yesterday, Kimi–one of our readers and the winner of the paracord leash giveaway–sent me a sweet Thank You email and photo update of the leash with her three beautiful lab-golden crosses. The photos, as you can see, are adorable, so … Continue reading

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Scenes of Summer from the Venice Home & Garden Tour

In the news, I’ve been reading about the record heat wave across the country that’s pushing temperatures into the 90’s and above.  Meanwhile, here in Venice, it’s just starting to feel like summer. In solidarity to the rest of you … Continue reading

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Taking Your Dog to Yosemite

Summer is coming, and it’s time to start making vacation plans!  Whether it’s a long weekend, or a long week, we all could use some time away from the daily grind.  And that goes for our pups as well. On … Continue reading

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