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My Dog Bit My New Boyfriend

My Dog Bit My New Boyfriend

Yes, Leon chomped Ken. This happened just hours before he chased and was sprayed by a skunk. And all of this was right in the middle of discovering he is not housebroken. (I’ve been living in a tiny cabin all summer, basically camping with Leon, and we just moved into...
Projection: The Danger of Interspecies Communication

Projection: The Danger of Interspecies Communication

A friend asked me recently, “How do we know we aren’t projecting?” He had just practiced tuning into his dog. It’s an excellent question! And it’s important to consider. Here’s what I think… We all have the ability to be intuitive. Unfortunately, our cultural location...
The Choice of a Caged Wild Bird

The Choice of a Caged Wild Bird

In a world where I experience seemingly infinite choices, I’ve been coming to terms with how choice is a privilege. I’m so struck by this lately, having the chance to travel in Northern Thailand. And I think, it might be a way to explore privilege that should get more...
How Ancestral Trauma Might be Making Your Dog Nuts

How Ancestral Trauma Might be Making Your Dog Nuts

It would be early in the morning when I’d discover her, dirty from her diarrhea. Jazz, my childhood dog, had eaten my pony’s manure, again. It made her sick every time. Of course it was my responsibility to clean it up. Later that day she would run off into the woods,...