Photographs, snapshots of life that provide us with slices of our day at a fraction of a second at a time. Sometimes, they show us a truth that we miss with our own eyes. For example? Well, we are currently fostering Johnny Cash and June Carter. And, looking at the pictures from the first few … Continue reading On the Hospitality of Jordan
The cliche is that pets allow us - and especially children - to learn about empathy, about responsibility, and then about dealing with death. If you adopt a senior dog, this is especially true; from day one, you're potentially dealing with dental surgery, joint problems, and behavioral issues that are at that point so ingrained … Continue reading On Old Ladies
I don't know about you, but I am offended on his behalf. It's just a small mercy that he can't read.
Jordan is somewhere around 10 years old today (well, we adopted her on this day, so this is her Official Birthday). The story of Jordan is here. But for now, happy birthday Angry Grandma. We love you.
I change my mind about my favorite things the Rev does every time he does something different. That’s how love is, sometimes. Currently – that is, in the last five minutes – my favorite thing is how he runs when he’s looking up, chasing away birds from the no-fly zone he’s established around our garden. … Continue reading On Pug Love
It's funny, or at least it can be made mildly amusing for the sake of a blog post: Jordan the tiny face-biter, Lectering her way around our apartment complex. The reality gets to be a little...stressful. She seems very very intent at getting very very close to anything that moves, and then hanging on with … Continue reading On Training Jordan, Part 1
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
There's a joke I like. How do you know if someone doesn't own a TV? Oh, they'll tell you. It's a format that works for all kinds of groups. Vegans, liberals, anime fans. Some people can't wait to tell everyone about the thing that makes them superior. And then other people feel superior by telling … Continue reading The Secret Society of Pug Owners
When you want something, but you know that wanting it more or less proves you're a terrible person? This is that.
In a previous post, I listed the things that most strike fear into the heart of our little hero. Now, in these dark and uncertain times, I've decided to balance that out with a new list of things - those things that make The Rev's day. His mommy Snacks Mealtimes Naps The rest of his … Continue reading Things that The Reverend John Henry Underfoot Loves