Queen Kong

Most dogs like kongs.  And Nikki was no exception. Her favorite kong was stuffed with broken up dog biscuits and a dab of peanut butter. She discovered that if she flung it across the room, little pieces of treats would fall out.  So fling it she did. One day, while walking with her owner, Nikki … Continue reading

The Ornament Thief

It all started with an ear infection – something not uncommon to long spaniel ears. And it certainly wasn’t on Penelope’s Christmas list. I took her to see the vet and came back with a large vial of ear drops, which had to be taken twice a day throughout the holiday season. Penelope was not … Continue reading

The Game of Bones

    Hi.  This is Penelope reporting. Every Sunday night, in the kingdom of New Jersey, I curl up with my human to watch The Game of Thrones.  Then The Morris Animal Inn had a special party just for me and my friends that they called The Game of Bones.   We played hide ‘n … Continue reading

Her Honor, the Mayor

Rabbit Hash is a tiny town (and census-designated place) in Boone County, Kentucky. Its most notable building is the Rabbit Hash General Store, which is regarded as the best known and best preserved country store in Kentucky, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 2, 1989.  On February 13, 2016, … Continue reading

In Honor of Dogs

In Nepal, as well as in parts of India, there is a special celebration that honors dogs. It’s called Tihar, and it’s a 5-day autumn festival of lights. During this time there is gift-giving, storytelling, and recognition of the relations humans have with all things. The second day of this festival is Kukur Tihar, a … Continue reading