Squirrel Appreciation Day – January 21st 2013

January 21st is the twelfth annual Squirrel Appreciation Day. Started by Christy Hargrove from Asheville, North Carolina, her intent was to assist squirrels and protect them from extinction. Now I know that I’m a bit jaded – o.k., way more than a bit – but I’m not really too concerned about protecting squirrels from extinction.  Perhaps it’s…

January 18, 2013

Kids and Dogs: What’s a Parent to Do?

Our house is a bit crazy.  While it may be big by San Francisco standards (about 1800 sq. feet of living space), we’ve crammed 2 adults, 4 kids and 2 dogs into it.  To say that we exist in a state of organized chaos is being far too gentle – in reality it’s just chaos….

January 11, 2013

Doggie Outfits – Who is Making the Fashion Statement?

Let me start by acknowledging that I am no fashionista. My daily routine is to pull on a pair of cargo shorts, a polo shirt and work shoes, then head to Pet Camp. Any day it’s less than 60 degrees (which is most in San Francisco) I will also throw on a hoodie. On those rare…

December 26, 2012

Of Dogs, Kids and Cars

At our annual pilgrimage to the San Francisco Auto Show we usually spend a lot of time looking at the cars we’ll never actually own (unless one of you kind readers wants to make a donation) and don’t focus too much on the cars we could actually afford and that might be a reasonable choice for our…

December 18, 2012