Enjoying His Freedom

I've read many times that Shiba-Inu's cannot be unleashed, and maybe that's true for the most part.  It wasn't an easy road to allowing Champ to be un-tethered, that's for sure.  The first thing I had to do was convince him that no matter how far or fast he would run, I would catch him.  … Continue reading Enjoying His Freedom


Every Day, Every Run, Every Kiss A Bonus

At a certain age I decided that anything good from here on is simply a bonus.  I wanted to stop taking things for granted. I don't remember when I started feeling that way, maybe around 61 years old.  Every day that I live now, I feel grateful.  I've lived a full, exciting and comfortable life.  … Continue reading Every Day, Every Run, Every Kiss A Bonus

Reflecting On A Close Call

We were sharing interesting stories at a dinner party the other night and the conversation wandered into the “close call” territory.  Admittedly, having displayed deficiencies in the common sense department as a kid and even a young man, I have no shortage of near-calamity tales to share. My recent re-connection with a childhood friend had … Continue reading Reflecting On A Close Call

I Was A Runner too, Little Dog

Running through the parking lot I thought to myself, "I can't believe this is happening again!"  A frantic scene, some people watching and most likely wondering how some dog owners can be so irresponsible.  I am flying through the parking lot at full speed, hoping to corral, or at least wear down our newest little … Continue reading I Was A Runner too, Little Dog