My daughter loves training dogs. She devours manuals by the shelf-full, some translated from languages I can’t even pronounce, and then practices her craft on our pet, Peanut. At the end of any given day, I’ll pull into the driveway to find her maneuvering the white fluff-ball among an obstacle course of poles, benches, and […]Continue Reading
Natural-ish Selection, Part 3 (final). How the internet destroyed the family pet.
My final post on how the internet destroyed the family pet.Continue Reading
Natural-ish Selection, Part 2. How the internet destroyed the family pet.
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 “I think I found the dog,” my wife Dorie said, staring at her laptop’s screen. The words drew me from my book. I shrugged. “What dog?” She waved her fingers like I was supposed to know something about the topic. “Abigail has been asking for a dog forever. I […]Continue Reading
Natural-ish Selection, Part 1. How the internet destroyed the family pet.
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Names in this article have been altered to protect the guilty. The internet has ruined the family pet. When I was a kid, choosing an animal companion was simple. Selection took place in a variety of ways, none too complicated. Sometimes it was the adoption of a stray. Or […]Continue Reading