car accident
dogs
I’ve been saying "This could be Max’s last year" for five years.
dogs
As I got closer I saw what no one ever wants to see: the bleeding dog on the pavement was mine.
pets
It’s about common decency, which I think -- in the most Larry David-ish way possible -- does not receive enough thought and attention in our supposedly civilized world.
dogs
With a shelter animal being killed every 11 seconds in the U.S. alone, buying a dog just doesn’t make sense to me anymore, and if it makes sense to you, you need to read this.
pets
Do you spend tons on your pets? Or do you think spending lots of money on animals is ridiculous?
dogs
It's winter on the East Coast, and I'm kind-of lazy because it's cold outside, and she's bored and staring at me constantly with a desperate pleading look. Help?
in

Feb 8, 2014 at 11:00am | 145 comments

dogs
I’ve never had anyone I was very close with die, maybe it’s like this all the time.
halloween
I have entered my dog in not one but TWO Halloween pet costume contests this year. Yeah, I have no shame. DEAL WITH IT.
in

Oct 31, 2013 at 5:00pm | 193 comments

dogster
I've thought about writing this headline for half a year. The answer I keep coming back to is "no."
babies
relationships
There were times that I felt that moving forward in life was just too damn difficult, painful and almost impossible, with all of the reminders of Craig and our life together.
dogs
I was a die-hard cat person growing up. That is, until my early 30s, when I adopted a dog with a bunch of pretty major issues -- and I Iearned to love her anyway.
miles
Miles threw up on a silk DKNY dress because dog.
in

Aug 9, 2013 at 3:30pm | 68 comments

animals
Animals are furry! Plus they make us feel less alone. Here are five reasons why I've always been head-over-heels for them. Tell me your reasons, too.
it happened to me
I am far from perfect, but a bad dog owner I AM NOT and I refuse to let anyone tell me otherwise.
cats
cats are awesome, dogs are awesome, science is awesome, and feelings are awesome - LET US COMBINE THEM ALL INTO ONE AMAZING ARTICLE.
in

Jul 30, 2013 at 4:00pm | 267 comments

miles
This was way harder than I thought. Some things you should probably leave the the pros.
in

Jul 11, 2013 at 1:00pm | 174 comments

dogs
My budget is tight right now. But my dog is worth it.
in

Jul 3, 2013 at 9:00am | 187 comments

dogs
“Oh my god,” I say, coming through the fog. “That was totally crack.” “It was?” Dashiell looked alarmed.
dogs
Although honestly? I clicked "I prefer a dog with a shorter lifespan" on an online quiz about this, so maybe I shouldn't get one at all.
cone of shame
No, no, not the puke on the face part. But that cone! It's a real ice-breaker, I tell you.
in

May 30, 2013 at 1:15pm | 73 comments