Dogs Rule

In Defense Of Black Dogs: The Bruno Marshall Story

(From the archives: February, 2015) I read an article once that said “Black dogs are less likely to be adopted than dogs of other colors.” I never forgot that article because I didn’t understand. Why would dogs get the shaft simply for being black? Some of my favorite dogs are black! In truth though, whenever I had…

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10 Things I Have Learned From Walking My Dog

I was taken by surprise last week when the Vet told me my dog, Bruno, was 10 pounds overweight. I knew he was a little plump, but not 10 pounds. I was not happy. I felt like he was basically calling my dog a fat ass, and when he wouldn’t let up, I wanted to point out that HE was also overweight!

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White People Problems (Part 1)

I must be out of my mind to start writing again. But, I have to. I threw that Introduction to The Family page out there so now there is pressure. Plus, time is passing and I curse myself every day that I’m not documenting this time in our life. So, with good intentions, I was…

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DS&D (Life After Floyd Coden)

Here we go again. 2014, yo!  I felt uncomfortable continuing Dim Sum and Doughnuts without Floyd Coden. I even went so far as to start a new blog: www.justlivintheamericandream.com but Dim Sum and Doughnuts is home. And this is where he’d want us to be. So, we’re back, and we hope to see you back too! *********************************************************   Thanks for being here!…

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The End of Something

I used to have a dog named Barney. He was named after the store, not the dinosaur. Barney got sick when he was 9 years old. It was summer/2003. Cody and I were engaged at the time, but he was up at camp. The vet informed me that Barney had cancer and presented me with…

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Big Dogs and High Horses

I used to have a Golden Retriever named Barney. He was not our family dog; he was my dog. He was named after the store in New York City. Barney was very handsome and very regal–and he carried himself as such. He wore a Burberry collar, he stayed clear of lake water and he made me blow…

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