Coziest spots in the home (according to Troll) //

If you have a furry friend in your home, you've probably come to realize that what used to be your spot quickly becomes theirs. The faux sheepskin rugs I snagged for myself have become Troll's fur coat, and I hate to say it, but it looks better on her anyway. I've been wanting to do [...]

Amazing Grace {The Many Parallels Between Me and My Dog and Me and Jesus.}

She tests me. She pulls away. She's codependent. She is loyal. She is strange. She's my dog. Almost 5 years ago, I adopted this strange little creature from an animal shelter here in Los Angeles. I always loved dogs, but never had my very own. You see, I was 18 years old and thought that [...]

Tugging, pulling, and running away: lessons from a chihuahua

About four and a half years ago, I adopted a sweet, wonderful, chihuahua mix from a shelter here in LA. Since my dog, Abby, wasn't a puppy when I rescued her (she is almost 9 years old), there are a few things she's learned...and a few things she hasn't. They do say that you can't teach [...]

The Faith of a Mustard Seed (or a Chihuahua)

My silly, 8 year old, 7 pound chihuahua, Abby, has her eyes glued to me pretty much every moment I'm home. If I'm in her vision, in her opinion, I'm doing something worth watching. Tonight, little Abby even followed me to the restroom as I brushed my teeth and washed my face. As suds covered [...]