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Somewherein, United States
October 18
Accredited Online Advice Columnist. Unattached, adopted, living with a host family in the Midwest, unemployed, CUTE!!, artistic temperament, looking for more in life. Lapsed member of the Bloggers Guild of America.


NOVEMBER 3, 2010 12:05PM

DogBlog: A Visit to the Vet’s

Lady and Dad took me to the vet’s this morning.  They went together and they denied me breakfast first, so I knew something was up.  And when I think something is up I bark like Cujo, which I did from the moment I arrived at the vet’s until I was exhausted. Read full post »

NOVEMBER 2, 2010 11:32AM

DogBlog: What? No Rawhide Bones?

My dear fellow blogger Catherine Forsythe has set off shock waves in the HarleeGirl household with her blog of yesterday, “Why the Dog Never Has A Rawhide Chew.”

Catherine, say it ain’t so!

I lurve rawhide bones.  Granted, I don’t get them very often, maybe once every sRead full post »

NOVEMBER 1, 2010 10:27AM

DogBlog: A North Country Sunday

It’s a warm and sunny day in the north country. We enjoyed balmy weather for the whole of October, with the exception of one frosty night last week.  The leaves are down, and people flocked to their yards in droves for the annual ritual of the Removal of the Leaves yesterday. Read full post »



Conservative Republicans have been watching a bit of baseball lately and they don’t like what they are seeing.  I don’t just mean that the Texas Rangers are getting their butts kicked by some misfits from Lotusland, I mean the game itself.

TakinRead full post »

OCTOBER 28, 2010 11:19AM

DogBlog: What’s with Dogbook?

More than 825,000 people (or dogs) have signed up for Dogbook, a side-app to Facebook.  Using Dogbook, according to, you can read about whether your friends' dogs “prefer fetch over nap time or what type of kibble they like best.”

This is exactly what has been missing fromRead full post »

Dear HarleeGirl,

I am a junior in the B.A. On Air Talent Program at the College of Wasila in Alaska.  As I look forward to graduating and job hunting I know that having a blog is a big career booster. We didn’t study writing here cuz duh! no on airRead full post »

OCTOBER 26, 2010 12:11PM

DogBlog: Lady, Queen of the Roma

Whassup buttercups?  We’re having a big storm here in the north country today so I am hunkered down for the duration with reruns of Lassie on the box.  I have refused to go for walks—because I never walk in the rain—much to Dad’s chagrin.  I have even refused toRead full post »

OCTOBER 22, 2010 1:04PM

DogBlog: The Death of Reggie

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Photo:  tanakawho / / Creative Commons 

Reggie was a fluff dog, some kind of  half terrier mix, that our old neighbors rescued.  The first time I met him up close and personal on the sidewalk, on a leash held by his host, he bit me on the face—right/Read full post »

OCTOBER 21, 2010 11:58AM

DogBlog: Whose Spying on Facebook? Mom!

A new survey by privacy firm Truste reveals that 85 percent of moms monitor their kids’ Facebook pages at least every week.

Can this be true?  Mom is spying?

Yes.  One out of ten has secretly accessed their child’s Facebook pages using purloined  or otherwise obtained pasRead full post »

1.  Projectile in an extra large slingshot.  French rioters, take note!

2.  Anchor for small boat (10 cans lashed together).

3.  Additive to stretch ethanol.



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Lady is off to New York, and once again she decided not to take me.  I am so bummed, Offering as I do protection, companionship, and witty repartee—well, no, actually no witty repartee—all she hears are barks and whimpers.

And that’s why canine essays are so important to the lRead full post »

kids and dog

Photo:  EraPhernalia Vintge / / Creative Commons


Stanley Coren of the University of British Columbia reports that dogs exhibit intelligence on par with the average two-year old human.  Most dogs understand about 150 words or phrases, and some can master up to/Read full post »

OCTOBER 14, 2010 11:54AM

DogBlog: Bitten!

Dysfunctional dog week invades real life as I was bitten…bitten! … yesterday on my walk.  By an evil English Setter that I didn’t even know.  I was just walking by his sidewalk with Dad and he ( the Setter) was offleash with his host family member and…Wham! &helliRead full post »

Dysfunctional dog week continues here at DogBlog with news of a study by Spanish researcher Belen Rosado, who attributes bad dog behavior to low seratonin levels in their little brains.  What’s more, aggressive beasts were found to have elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

WhatRead full post »

Is that bowl half-empty or half-full?

A University of Bristol study published in Current Biology demonstrates that dogs can be pessimists, too. In an elaborately staged experiment, dogs were ascribed optimist or pessimist labels based on their degree of enthusiasm in ferreting out the correct bowl cRead full post »

OCTOBER 11, 2010 10:06AM

DogBlog: To My 32 Readers

It’s been a few months since I packed up the truck and moved all the way over to Open Salon from MySpace.  My early success has been overwhelming, roughly a 300% readership increase to the 32 readers I have now.

Hey you, DogBlog loyalists, thank you!  It means so muchRead full post »

Fred Rogers 

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood today, Mr. Rogers notwithstanding.  The man who gave mohair a bad name gave me the willies. I remember watching him when I was a pup, a force-fed diet of neighborhood-appropriate tropes cloying enough to strangle a kitten.

His trademaRead full post »

OCTOBER 7, 2010 11:17AM

DogBlog: Going Out in a Blaze of Orange

Lab in blaze orange 

Photo Credit: 

It’s hunting season here in the Midwest, which means I’m wearing blaze orange.  I don’t want to be confused with…whatever, a young harbor seal perhaps.  Dad traipses around the woods in just a long-sleeved shirt, but/Read full post »

A new study by the Center for New American Cosmetology reveals what many have long suspected:  Americans are hopelessly confused.

The study showed Americans think:

  • Less government leaves more money available for cash benefits
  • Jodie Foster and Australian
  • Read full post »
Sometimes winning at Frisbee means never letting go.  And I mean never.

 Rose, a Minneapolis mutt of Labrador / border collie derivation has entered the Guiness Book of World Records for the quirkiest Frisbee technique ever.  While many dogs can jump and fetch in a s/Read full post »

bed bug sniffing dog 

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Dixie, the bed bug sniffing dog, is proving once again that you cannot live without us.  This beagle-Jack Russell terrier mix has been trained to sniff out bed bugs—even a couple of the gnarly critters can’t escape her acute oli/Read full post »

 Tiny mushroom

Kristian M / 

You stop to smell the roses

actually the dirt underneath the roses

something there, a musty tang

invites further investigation.

And then you pass

still piqued but satisfied.

The garden variety

of garden variety

informs the sensesRead full post »

Hey, all you hotshot analysts on OS and elsewhere:  you wanna know why this dog, our economy, won’t hunt?  Cuz nobody has any money, that’s what!

So if you wanna get out there and rock n roll with the Chinese and the Brazilians, you gotta give the peeps some stonesRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 10:25AM

DogBlog: Trost Me: 25 No B.S. Things

1. Lingerie & pajamas. Bullshit. What do you really sleep in?  


2. What’s the one thing in your refrigerator you’re goddamned angry about if someone touches it? 

Nothing.  They won’t let me put anything in the goddamned refrigerator.

3. What’sRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 10:43AM

DogBlog: Your Ass or Your Face

Speaking of a fatty mass on my ass, Catherine Deneuve famously said as a woman facing the march of time you can save your ass or your face, but you can’t save both.

Well, my ass isn’t doing so well and my face, goodness, I have all these white whiskersRead full post »