Musings about dog life, canine couture, and dog-friendly events.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Event: Writers and their Dogs

There are two things that are close to my heart -- writers and dogs. As early as 7 years old, I knew I wanted to write and despite severe allergies, I've always dreamed of having a dog. Now I have a adorable little pooch and I get to write this blog for my fellow pet lovers! Hurrah!

Recently, I was tipped off to a cool event happening at Symphony Space in Manhattan. It's called Writer's and their Dogs. I highly encourage you to attend and support writers and dog lovers!

Here's more details:

Symphony Space Presents ...Writers and their Dogs
Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Merrill Markoe, the creator of Late Night with David Letterman 's "Stupid Pet Tricks," joins Amy Hempel and Abigail Thomas for a night of funny and poignant short stories about their canine muses, read by (Boston Terrier owner) Joan Allen, (Labrador owner) Patricia Kalember and Rochelle Oliver.

Dogs appear alongside the writers and actors!

Audience members receive a free issue and free subscription to The Bark Magazine, called " The New Yorker for dog lovers" (Time). The Bark's new story anthology, Howl, hits bookstores the day of this event.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Despite plea, agency to keep Ellen's dog

Ellen DeGeneres' doggy drama intensified after her tearful plea led to death threats against the group that took her dog, a spokesman said.

Read all about it on Newsday, click here.

What do you think? Should Ellen use her show as a platform for personal reasons? Should she be allowed to give her adopted dog to a friend?

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dog Saves Family From Fire Blamed on Cat

GREENVILLE, Maine - Thumper, a black Labrador retriever, is getting credit for saving a Greenville man when a fire swept through his home.

Roland Cote said his wife and their 7-year-old grandson were away when the blaze started early Sunday in a converted two-story garage. He said Thumper grabbed him by the arm to wake him, leaving just enough time for him to dial 911 before fleeing the fast-moving fire.

While the dog is the hero, a cat is the bad guy in this story.

Cote said the fire marshal investigator believes the blaze was started when Princess, the family cat, tipped over a kerosene lantern. Cote says he and his pets escaped safely, but he says Princess did get her tail singed by the flames.

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Information from: Bangor Daily News,

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Into the Box: It's Ruff in NYC

Hi all!

I was recently tipped off to a great NYC real estate Web site called Into the Box. This week's video in on a dog's life in New York City, which is right up Roxie's alley!

Watch this video and if you like it, please do consider subscribing to Into the Box. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

New dog park video!

Newsday has a new dog park video. It shows the dogs frolicking at Cedar Creek and Wantagh dog parks. It's too cute!

Click here to view it. And while you're at it, check out Newsday's dog park page full of dog-friendly parks and beaches on Long Island.


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

SchnauzerTube: Let's Wrestle

For your enjoyment, a little taste of what I get to see on a regular basis...Schnauzers playing and having fun! Come to a Schnauzer Meetup and get in on the fun! Go to and find doggie playdates in your area!

Me and Ro

Me and Ro
Roxie and I attend the 2007 Canine Cocktail Pawty hosted by Jenna Gates

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