A reason to smile: How a California surf dog is helping those with special needs

Posted by David on May 21, 2013 in Autism, Dogs, Pets, Uncategorized |

With so many sad and negative news events lately, I wanted to post something that will absolutely make you smile. This piece ran on ESPN SportsCenter throughout the day last Sunday and it is truly an amazing story about an amazing dog helping some amazing kids surf. It’s a few minutes long but well worth […]


Demolition derby: leaving puppy Brodie home alone for the weekend

Posted by on June 21, 2011 in Pets |

Last Friday I packed the family and drove to Vancouver, Washington to spend the weekend with my Dad and his wife for Father’s Day. This was a trip that was originally scheduled for Memorial Day weekend but we postponed it once we learned our Au Pair was going to be in Vancouver the same time. […]


Five Year Old Twin Boys + 7 Month Old Puppy = Chaos Redefined

Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Autism, Parenting, Pets |

Because life wasn’t chaotic enough raising five year old twin boys (with one on the Autism spectrum) while working full-time, my wife Renee and I decided to add a puppy to the mix last December. Yes, we ARE gluttons for punishment. I blogged earlier about Brodie joining our family, as well as our experience with […]


Welcome Brodie!

Posted by on December 22, 2010 in Parenting, Pets |

A couple of months ago I wrote about my experience with dogs and mentioned that after the heartbreak of losing 2 dogs within 3 months in 2007,  I thought we might be ready for another dog to join our family. Well, I’m happy to report that we do indeed have a new addition to the […]

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