— It was an accident, but it taught me to slow down.
— I volunteered at the only shelter on the island of Koh Samui. It was among the most emotionally taxing experiences of my life.
— I grew up on a farm, with large breeds. Small dogs seemed like mere fashion accessories.
— Growing up in a dysfunctional family, everything I know about unconditional love came from animals -- and they're still teaching me.
— Let's take a tour of my house to see all my awesome doggy things. You might get some ideas!
— Remi the adorable Boykin Spaniel is also best pal to my other dog, who's too smart for his own good.
— My experience as a trainer couldn't change the fact that dogs don't always come on command.
— Cats heavily outnumber dogs in my house, yet I consider myself a dog person. Is that allowed?
— I told myself I would give this Collie to a good home. But that home turned out to be mine.
— I dedicated the young-adult novel "Rotten" to my childhood dogs, Little Bit and Fluffy.
— A month after my dog died, I was finally ready to start looking for another. He found me.
— Parker, a Saluki, had an aggressive cancer type. His final trip included loving friends and many dogs.
— I thought I could manage Otto, an Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, but he was too dangerous.
— After losing my beloved dog, Speck, I went through hell to get her body returned to me.
— The dog underneath wiggled his way into our hearts. Now we can't imagine life without Winkie.
— What are the ethics of cruelty to companions, even if they're not what we consider real?
— They kept asking was if I was ready for them to kill you. I kept saying no. I needed much more time. I needed years. You were only eight years old.
— I used to think I had to make my Pit Bull a saint to counter the breed's bad publicity.
— The actions of my dog Tino led me to believe dogs sense and feel much more than we might think.
— Technically, I rescued this crazy dog named Tommy, but really, he saved me.
— I wanted to run away from all of my problems, but Pinch made me stay.
— I foster a lot of dogs and get them ready for adoption. My own dogs are the best teachers. Well, most of the time.
— I'm a commitment-phobe in most areas, but not in the one that counts: loving my dog. Is that weird?
— We spent 13 perfect years with Gucci, and he's still watching out for us.
— When Justin is in Afghanistan, little Pepe performs his duty -- keeping me company -- like a pro.
— Who says that all cats and dogs fight? Mine snuggle up together like two lovebirds. And they both use cat trees...
— It was an accident -- I was trying to give him medication! Now I know better.
— Annie's leaving devastated me. Girl Scouts -- and their cookies -- were accomplices in this crime.
— Elka's level of understanding astonishes me -- and we use words that aren't simple.
— Though I long for a day when I can finally leave Onyx alone at home while I go to work, I’m not going to be holding my breath.
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