Born to Serve

  Meet Otter, a Golden Retriever pup. He is on his way to becoming a guide dog for the blind. Otter’s story began at the Seeing Eye’s 300 acre breeding farm in Chester, New Jersey, where he spent yappy happy days playing with his brothers and sisters. Then he was placed with a puppy raiser … Continue reading

The Price of Love

Recently, I read about Big Splash, the world’s most expensive dog. Big Splash is a Tibetan Mastiff, a rare breed of dog that sold for $1.5 million!  According to the article, the proud new owner of the 180 pound and still-growing pup, was reported to be a coal baron from northern China. Spending mega bucks … Continue reading


In a recent “Mutts” we discovered the sploot. Well, now it’s time to check out the blop. Blop: actually pronounced blap in the dog’s dictionary means to… Stick out one’s tongue just a tiny bit. Informal to convey one’s disregard for the rules. Here are some examples of dogs giving you’re a bit of sass. … Continue reading

Remembering Lassie

June 4 was the original Lassie’s birthday. Lassie is a fictional character who was featured in a short story that later became a full-length novel called Lassie Come Home. That was just one of many Lassie books to come.   The books led to movies, a radio show and a long running TV series. And, perhaps, the … Continue reading

A Pup-Lifting Day

A few weeks ago we posted the story of Friar Mustache who was adopted by a Franciscan monastery in Bolivia. (See A Pup-Lifting Story.) It was the brothers’ hope that other churches would open their doors to pets. Recently, Somerset Hills Lutheran Church in Basking Ridge, New Jersey did just that. On a sunny May … Continue reading