Tagged with dogs

CAN you spare a dime?

A few years ago, when my daughter attended Penn State, she would bring sorority sisters home for the weekend. Then, on Saturday, they would go canning on street corners or in front of Starbucks. This meant shaking cans to collect money from people passing and donate it to a worthy cause – in this case, … Continue reading

Hot Dogs (and Cats)

  It has been hot!  Nearly 100 degrees here in Morris County, New Jersey. And in the town of Boonton, there’s also a pack of hot dogs – hot in an artsy kind of way. They’re life-sized, fiber-glass creations decorated by local artists which have been unleashed along the town’s Main Street. There’s a city … Continue reading

188 Terriers

No, this is not at all like 101 Dalmatians. This is the true story of 188 terriers, including new and pregnant moms, that were recently rescued from a hoarding situation by St. Hubert’s in Madison, New Jersey. The dogs had been confined inside a house and never experienced the simple joys in life –  walking … Continue reading


Penelope hates fireworks. And she’s not alone. Like all dogs, Penelope doesn’t know the significance of the Fourth of July. She doesn’t understand the loud noises and flashing lights that come at different intervals. This poses a threat and triggers her fight-or-flight impulse. Did you know that more pets run away on Fourth of July … Continue reading

Beach Patrol

Hi, Penelope reporting in. Life is a beach. And the beach I’m most with familiar with is in Manasquan, New Jersey. You might even say, I am unofficially on patrol. In the morning I see lobster and crab boats. Dogs come and go – always under my watchful eye. There are fishermen on the pier. … Continue reading