puppy potty training yard

First Week with New Puppy

Our Fijian neighbor's dog had a litter of pups recently. They knew we wanted what the locals call "sausage dogs"--they look like a mix between a corgi and a dachshund--so when one of their sausages had babies, they kindly gave us a puppy. We got the pup at about four weeks old. She's a tiny… Continue reading First Week with New Puppy

Guthrie the Dog_Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett
Art, dogs, essay

Guthrie the Dog

I've always wanted a dog. I didn't have one growing up because my parents didn't like the idea. Too much mess and more responsibility, they probably thought. I'd been prepping for the last few years by watching Cesar Millan, a.k.a. the Dog Whisperer. I discovered his TV show while we were living in Vancouver, and… Continue reading Guthrie the Dog