RIP Billy Dawg 2003? – 2019
We lost our cherished Billy Dawg last week. He died at home, surrounded by love. Here is a picture his dog sitter sent us. She captioned it: “Here he is motivating me to complete my senior project!” (Like mom, like pup!) Billy was (we think) at least sixteen years old with some of the usual…Read More
Scooter Dogs (Hsinchu, Taiwan)
Dogs Like LoFi Hip Hop Too!
Recently I wrote about Lofi Hip Hop YouTube radio channels, which many people like to listen to while studying, writing, etc. Turns out dogs like Lofi, too! Enjoy these remaining dog days of summer, and don’t forget to draw lessons from them that you can use to live a happier life all year long. Also,…Read More
Furball Friday: Billy’s Studio Shots
So, we hired a professional photographer to capture Billy in all his furball glory. I’ve hired a pro for my business, but never personally. The things we do for our dogs! It was a bit of a splurge – $250 for everything including some prints – but worth every dime. Not only are the pictures…Read More
Dogs Don’t Like Perfectionism Either!
This piece by Nancy Tanner on how impatience ruins dog training is brilliant: When I am asked what is the biggest problem I see in dog training today, it is the same problem I saw fourteen years ago, and thirty years ago, it is the misunderstanding of time. It takes time to learn how to…Read More
Homage to Rosie and Cinnamon
One of the events that most moved me over the past year was the tragic and joyful life and death of Rosie the Chihuahua. Rosie was the victim of a backyard breeder/hoarder who made money selling puppies, including from fashionable “designer” breeds. In their quest to create “teacups,” “merles,” and other designer dogs, many such…Read More
By Popular Demand: Billy on Parquet
He’s not so easy to photograph as he’s a wiggler. Also, he’s not the most facially expressive of dogs–it’s all in the eyes and body language. But here’s a pic. Oh, and we’ve had him two months and 0 “accidents” in the house. OLD DOGS RULE.Read More
Do You Suffer from Procatination?
It’s so deeply unfair to the cat… More procatination here. And here!Read More
Fun Article on Why You DON’T need to Watch Breaking Bad, etc.
A funny piece with a serious message: don’t use your precious time chasing fads. But if you wanted to watch every episode of the Guardian’s Top 50 TV series of all time, that would take up another 2,080 of your precious hours. Add in two new series a year – every year – that you…Read More
Why the Middles of Projects are Tough (Part 3): Middles Have Middles!
I previously wrote about how the middles of projects are tough: *They’re the place where the work seems to get much tougher right at the same moment that your enthusiasm starts to ebb. *They’re a much bigger part of the project than most people realize. (Around 80%!) However, there’s another problem with middles: they have…Read More