Advice for Austinites in Winter

So, summer's over. It's going to starting getting cold again. Sure, it happens (almost) every year at this time, but we're always surprised, right? A little snow on the ground and the only place open is...well, nothing. Nothing is open. However, I am not from here - I am a proud and hardy Northern European. … Continue reading Advice for Austinites in Winter

On Being Chosen to Dog Sit

So we have chosen you to look after our pugs... Well done, you, for having won the dog-sitting version of the lottery. By looking after our furry favorites, you are the chosen ones. I hope you appreciate the honor we are paying you. So, this is what you need to know. John Henry The Reverend … Continue reading On Being Chosen to Dog Sit

On Giving Advice – New Parent Edition

I have been directly involved in the raising of two children and  - more importantly - been a silent judge on how many many other children have been parented. This solid background, combined with a soapbox provided for me by a free Internet blog site, gives me enough of a background to act as a … Continue reading On Giving Advice – New Parent Edition

On Dog Training: the Basics

As this is the first dog I have ever had to train, I have made myself an instant expert by reading some of one book, watching YouTube videos, and one episode of the Dog Whisperer. The Reverend John Henry will not suffer other dogs barking in his home without joining in with all the force … Continue reading On Dog Training: the Basics