Sacrificed for Science

On this day 62 years ago a small, former Moscow street dog became a worldwide celebrity. That fame came at the cost of her life. On November 3, 1957, Laika became the first creature from earth to enter space. As part of the Soviet space program she was one of numerous formally homeless dogs used…

Hitting the Books

Ever wonder what’s going on in your dog’s head? How about in their heart? Several new books look at that special bond between people and pooches.

Wordless Wednesday 7/18/18

A Thriftstore Gem Recently, we made a trip through Yellow Springs, Ohio. While there, we stopped in to a number of interesting shops, most steeped in Haight Ashbury nostalgia and reeking og patchouli. One of the highlights, mainly for its lack of cloying incense, was Darkstar Books and Gifts. An cool little place with an…

Summer Reading

Summer usually means at least a few trips to the beach or lake where you can lay back and relax with a good book. One that I am going to highly recommend is “Team Dog:How to Train Your Dog the Navy Seal Way” by Mike Ritland. Ritland first earned his bones as a Navy Seal,…

A Face Only All of Us Could Love

Oogy the dog passed away today. The pit mix became a dog-world icon in 2010 when his disfigured face first graced the cover of, “A Face Only a Family Could Love.” The story of the former bait dog who found love and happiness after such a violent beginning is one well known in the world…