Oscar the Inspiration

The mountains in Washington are steep in a way that I think might be illegal in California, because I’ve never climbed anything in California that’s as steep for as long as everything I’ve climbed in Washington. Our first hike in Washington was supposed to be an easy one. It was less than 10 miles long,... Continue Reading →

Scary Things

What if there are other things out there that Mom and I found on a day when Mom was in a bad mood, and now I'm scared of them forever? Are cups falling on the floor really a Scary Thing?

Intro to marathongs

The word "marathong" comes from the Greek root "mara" meaning really, really long and "thong" meaning "something that is really uncomfortable but not so uncomfortable that you can't put up with it as long as you don't think about it too much."

Enhanced motivation techniques

Every time I checked Facebook yesterday, everything was all about Boston Marathong this, and Boston Marathong that, and running, running, running... It made me crabby because Mom's been in a funk and won't take me on fun runs. I would show Mom all the motivational posts of all her friends who were running, or her... Continue Reading →


Mom has been a lazy lump all week, so this morning I decided that she wasn't allowed to sleep in; and at 5 in the morning I barked like a lunatic till she was awake. She was still a lazy bag of bones, and took for-EV-ver to get her butt out the door. We went... Continue Reading →

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