My Writing Goes to the Dogs

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me – I’m just not a “dog person.” However, it was recently pointed out to me that I get a fair amount of writing material from dogs so I probably owe them some thanks.

I’ve been publishing on Medium since May and have had five pieces dealing with dogs. Scroll down and click on a link to read that story.

This first one is about a hike I took with a dear friend and the sh***y turn it took at the end:

Daisy Ate Some Sh**

Next up is a three-line conversation about a young woman we encountered on the trail:

Attack Dog


This one is about caring for our friend’s dog, which turns out to be as stressful as substitute teaching and for the same reason – I’m out of my comfort zone:

The next one concerns my general clueless-ness about canines:

Out of the Dog Park Loop

Finally, here’s a satire bit. It’s an imagined conversation involving a woman who breaks up with her boyfriend because she can no longer deal with his fur baby:

It’s Not You. It’s Not Me. It’s Your Conniving Dog

Hopefully I haven’t offended any of the Dog Moms and Dog Dads out there. But just in case I have, I’ll leave you with a little dog-related humor:

A Canadian psychologist is selling a video that teaches you how to test your dog’s IQ. Here’s how it works: If you spend $12.99 for the video, your dog is smarter than you. Jay Leno

Two dog owners are arguing about whose pet is smarter. “My dog is so smart,” says the first owner, “that every morning he goes to the store and buys me a sesame seed bagel with chive cream cheese, stops off at Starbucks and picks me up a mocha latte, and then comes home and turns on ESPN, all before I get out of bed.” “I know,” says the second owner. “How do you know?” the first demands. “My dog told me.” 

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