Oberon, an Alaskan Klee Kai pup

The samoyeds have their spitzes, the akitas have their shiba inus, the collies have their shelties, and now huskies have their Alaskan klee kais. No matter what look you like in your doggy companion, there is a size out there that fits your need. For me, I like the larger dog breeds, as evidenced by …

Happy 10th Birthday, Fluffy Puppies!

Bianca & Sorcha turned 10! I can’t believe it was 10 years ago that we brought them home, two cottonballs that looked like polar bears and grew into enormous, well, polar bears. They spent their 10th birthday at our new home, and Teresa & Doug came up from Los Angeles to celebrate and keep them …

Happy 9th Birthday, Fluffy Puppies!

Today, the Fluffy Puppies turned nine. Every time I think about how old they’re getting, it makes me a little sad and I wonder why people learn to love things that will inevitably die before them. It doesn’t seem very rational but I guess these things aren’t meant to be rational. There’s a line from …

Fluffy Puppies Adore the Snow

The Fluffy Puppies, Bianca & Sorcha, love winter in Tahoe, particularly because they adore the snow. Even in their senior citizen years, they act like puppies as soon as their paws touch the white powder, playing and roughhousing, barking and digging. And although it’s a treat for them to jump around our balcony, they have …

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Dog Days at Fort Funston

The Fluffy Puppies have always loved going to Fort Funston. Over the years, they’ve gotten less scared of the water, and hence have gotten more dirty on these weekend trips. I’m just grateful that neither of them are into rolling in the sand on their backs like this pup: Fort Funston is always a great …

Pekes are too funny

We had small dogs once…two little Pekinese’s in fact. My Pekinese was named Missy and she was as smart as she was vicious with a serious Napoleon complex…just a law suit waiting to happen. And although I don’t think I’ll ever go back to having a small dog, every time I see a Pekinese thinking …

Bianca

It’s been a while since I posted a photo of the Fluffy Puppies. Here’s Bianca at her favorite place, Fort Funston. Ever since a dog was stabbed by the owner of a pitbull at Fort Funston, I don’t really want to take the dogs back there until justice has been served. I think the courts …

Dogs will be dogs

Golden retrievers are my favorite non-snow dog, meaning if there were no Samoyeds, Malamutes or Huskies, a goldie is the dog I would get. Andrew, however, loves them and wants our next dog to be just like this one. They do quintessentially doggy things, like fetch, give you cute innocent “who me” looks, and roll …

Sleeping Bee-auty

Such a precious puppy when she sleeps. It’s quiet and calm – no barking, no knocking people over, no trying to steal food from the kitchen table. For 10 minutes, all is quiet in the house.