Acting As If

Acting As If

Expectations and Acting As If A few weeks ago, my daughter asked if I could watch her dog while they went on vacation. Fine, I’ve done it before and my dog and hers have become true siblings: very excited to see each other initially, and then need their space after a...
Creating a Rewarding Life

Creating a Rewarding Life

This is the picture of tranquility: relaxing on a comfortable couch, with a beautiful and adoring dog lounging on a chair nearby, while taking in a gorgeous view. I’m relaxing just thinking about it. This is the “reward” – what I get for putting up with what gets me...
Dads, Dogs and #BlackLivesMatter

Dads, Dogs and #BlackLivesMatter

If you want to experience unconditional love, get a dog. There is no better living example of this quality than seeing a dog, who has just been ignored or reprimanded or worse, coming back with its tail wagging, as if to say “I’m sorry, all is forgiven, I just love...