alethiosaur:

"HEY MAHHHHM," says Watson on a Thursday evening. "IS IT TIME FOR THE PARK?" 

"Almost," I say, "but let’s sit quietly for a while."

"IS IT TIME FOR THE PARK?" Watson asks, when we are halfway through a movie. 

"Not yet," I say. "Get off the windowsill." 

"THIS LOOKS GREAT," Watson says, "I NEED A BIG BREAKFAST BEFORE GOING TO THE PARK. BUT WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO EAT?"

"Okay, here we are. We are at the park."

"PARK PARK PARK," Watson says, "PARK PARK PARK.

SQUIRREL? PARRRRRRRRK.” 

"Did you have fun today?" I ask. 

"zzzz" says Watson. 



alethiosaur:

The most difficult part of Watson’s transition from New Mexico Adventure Dog to New York City Dog has been the loss of off-leash running-about-like-a-fool time. The parks of full of squirrels, feral cats hide under every car, and the streets are a buffet of pizza crusts, chicken bones, and melting ice cream cones. And yet, the leash. Always, always with the leash! 

I’ve known about off-leash hours at Central Park for some time, but living in Bushwick means having to wake up by at least by 7am on a weekend morning to get there on time. I love Watson, but that is a seriously tough sell. 

Finally, though, the guilt got to be too much. On a hazy Saturday morning, I dragged myself out of bed and dumped us both onto the train. It was so, so, worth it. 

Watson was the happiest I’ve seen him since moving here. The whole park was like a magical wonderland. Dogs everywhere, all perfectly behaved. Dogs everywhere!! All shapes, sizes, and colors. Herds of dogs standing about, dogs chasing frisbees, dogs running through the paths, the grass. It was like all of my “I wish dogs” dreams came true. 

This is going to be a thing. 


buffypuppy:

Bad haircut Buff.

buffypuppy:

Bad haircut Buff.


alethiosaur:

Sleepy, but don’t have a pillow at the ready? Use your fluffy paws!!

alethiosaur:

Sleepy, but don’t have a pillow at the ready? Use your fluffy paws!!


Mack and his bigger, younger “brother” Eliot.
submission by tarantella-ragazza

Mack and his bigger, younger “brother” Eliot.

submission by 


(via buffypuppy)


alethiosaur:

Adventure Dog recovers from a near-death experience, launches a monumental celebration (see what I did there?). 


alethiosaur:

This is a picture of Watson barely keeping it together before he gets permission to wolf down his Easter breakfast: carrots, bananas, a cornmeal pancake, and a light drizzle of bacon grease. This lucky dog! 

alethiosaur:

This is a picture of Watson barely keeping it together before he gets permission to wolf down his Easter breakfast: carrots, bananas, a cornmeal pancake, and a light drizzle of bacon grease. This lucky dog! 


alethiosaur:

What CAN’T you buy on the internet these days, am I right?

alethiosaur:

What CAN’T you buy on the internet these days, am I right?


buffypuppy:

Someone’s back from the groomer’s~

It’s only her  second visit, and I think I’m getting closer to articulating how I want her to look. Maybe. Next time I might bright in a photo reference so I can just point and go "that."


alethiosaur:

His face is literally  XD

alethiosaur:

His face is literally  XD


alethiosaur:

I sent Conor this picture to prove that Watson was not sick. Hungry for popcorn, maybe, but not sick.

alethiosaur:

I sent Conor this picture to prove that Watson was not sick. Hungry for popcorn, maybe, but not sick.


dailydiffie:

Today is Diffie’s birthday! My last meeting of the day ran late, so I didn’t get home in time to take her for a walk, but we did go to the park around sunset yesterday and we’ll spoil her with treats tonight.

Happy birthday, Diffie!

dailydiffie:

Today is Diffie’s birthday! My last meeting of the day ran late, so I didn’t get home in time to take her for a walk, but we did go to the park around sunset yesterday and we’ll spoil her with treats tonight.

Happy birthday, Diffie!


buffypuppy:

Buffy has amassed a legion of toys since coming to live with me. We thought maybe putting them all in a small laundry basket might help keep things a bit more organized. But Buffy doesn’t like this new interloper in her territory and mostly barks at it before creeping up and methodically rescuing all of her toys.