Category: The Pooches

On Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Dog Breeding

My latest story about dogs was published today by The Washington Post. It’s about a little-discussed sphere of the current political divide: the fact that our level of national vitriol is now keeping dogs in conditions that many of us find unacceptable. I traveled…

An Op-Ed Generating Predictable, and Unfortunate, Response

I wrote an op-ed piece titled “The Good, the Bad, and the Biters” that ran in yesterday’s Boston Globe Magazine. It’s about new rules that the state of Massachusetts is about to announce in public hearings, rules that would require rescue groups to assess…

Giving Thanks that Hoss is Safe

This Thanksgiving, there is a surprise guest in my home—my former foster puppy, Hoss. I last saw him five months ago, when he was just three months old. The rescue where I volunteer adopted him out to a family who had never before owned…

Welcoming Ginger Home

“What’s that you say? We can both call you Mommy now?” A few days ago, I typed through tears and uploaded this blog post about my 19th foster dog, Ginger. She had been here at the house with Blue and me longer than any…

“A Moving Call to Action”

That’s what Kirkus Reviews had to say about my forthcoming book “Little Boy Blue: A Puppy’s Rescue from Death Row and His Owner’s Journey for Truth.” “Little Boy Blue” just became available for pre-order on Amazon.com. I’m proud to note the starburst on the…

Closing in on 500 Friends—with the Potential to Reach Nearly 200,000

My dog is closing in fast on having 500 Facebook fans, most of whom I’ve never met. Some of them are as far away as India and Sweden, where I’ve never been and don’t know anyone. This would seem strange if not for the…

Lulu’s Rescue Featured in Short-Form Documentary

I do a lot of volunteer work for Lulu’s Rescue, the group that helped to save my dog, Blue, from a gas-chamber shelter in North Carolina. The group is featured in my forthcoming book “Little Boy Blue,” due out in hardcover this summer from…