A Very Cute Mutt

September 19, 2014

One of the most frequently asked questions we get about Layla is “what kind of dog is she?” At first I’d answer with what had been indicated on the adoption site: “Golden Retreiver mix” and then add in my speculation about the mix possibly being German Shepherd, based on her dark, wiry back fur and my secret desire to have a Retriever/Shepherd mix but then, without fail, the person would

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And Suddenly We Were Dog People

September 18, 2014

This is part two in an unknown number of posts about the recent adoption of our new puppy. The first one’s here. For today’s Throwback Thursday post I’m going back, way back, to about five weeks ago, before we were dog people. We had such a large house, so much extra time and money, and not nearly enough noise in our lives that we decided we should liven things up

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Princess Vagina Face

September 17, 2014

To those of you not following me on Facebook (what’s wrong with you?), I’d like to introduce you to the newest member of our family. Layla, or as she’s known in more sophisticated circles*, Princess Vagina Face, is the puppy we adopted almost a month ago but whom I have not yet mentioned here because I was worried that talking about her too much during the trial period that the

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Saturday Stuff (Edition 1)

September 13, 2014

Okay I’m going to start a new column every Saturday to share some of my favorite things from the week. So if you’re bored and looking for some recommendations to get you through the weekend, here you go. You’re welcome. Stuff to Watch If Disney Princes Were Real Not gonna bother to try to introduce this. Just watch it. I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith Somehow this video has

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Stompin’ in the Ocean

September 12, 2014

We were outside yesterday afternoon, the boys and dog running around the yard, me unsuccessfully attempting to read a book while everyone was distracted, and all of a sudden I hear Bear’s friend from next door exclaim, “Oh mannnnnnn, Roland! You ruined our ocean!” As we don’t currently have an ocean in our backyard, I figured I should go up the hill and investigate. This is what I found: No

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