Pick-up Dogs How Two Rescue Dogs Save the West from Being Won

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Murakami’s cats, Bolaño’s dogs, translation, and the next big thing

A while ago I became obsessed with a writer from Chile, who lived for a time in Mexico, and spent his last years in Spain: Robert Bolaño. I discovered him while living in Barcelona, and it turned out that the small village that he was living in, Blanes, was just a few miles north on […]

November in the North Cascades
November in the North Cascades

November brought a dusting of snow up in the mountains. The first signs of winter began at about mile post marker 40 on the Mt. Baker highway, somewhere around 2200 feet up. I didn’t bring enough clothing with me. No gloves. I was still wearing my autumn hat and hadn’t brought out the full winter, […]

For every book ordered, I will donate a dollar to the shelter of your choice

For every copy of Pick-Up Dogs ordered, I will donate a dollar to the animal shelter of your choice. Just post a comment to this post, our Facebook page, or our Twitter feed with the name of the shelter you would like your dollar donated to. Click here to buy the book

North Fork bald eagle watching
North Fork bald eagle watching

The last days of October have the most beautiful light. I love the long shadows and the golden-brown palettes. We have a favorite little spot on the North Fork of the Nooksack River where we can go watch eagles and riparian birds, like the kingfisher or the great blue heron. This spot provides an excellent […]

Secrets of Dog Photography
Secrets of Dog Photography

Many people have commented on the photography in Pick-Up Dogs, so I thought I’d give a couple of thoughts about photographing dogs; my dogs, at least. Bear in mind that I’m not a professional animal photographer. Although I do take pictures of others people’s dogs, especially when I travel (I have some beautiful pictures of […]

Mushroom hunting with dogs in the October light
Mushroom hunting with dogs in the October light

In a place marked by mazes of logging roads I had to try every one, so the dogs and I went up a new spur off the 38, a dirt National Forest road hidden off Mosquito Lake Road that brings you pretty close to the Twin Sisters, two masses of dolomite and small glaciers. We […]

Subtle difference between therapy and service dogs and the legal ramifications…

For denying a student permission to live in campus housing with her therapy dog, the federal government has charged the University of Nebraska at Kearney and five of its administrators with violations of the Fair Housing Act. The student enrolled at the university in August 2010 and registered with its disability-services office, disclosing two conditions: depression […]

Wintertime is for playing in the mountains with dogs
Wintertime is for playing in the mountains with dogs

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The first few lines of Pick-Up Dogs

The stories of two rescue dogs collected in this book are just a few of the yarns in a huge library full of essays, poems, films, television programs, memoirs and comics that describe dogs’ faculties to make human lives better. Whether it be the bipolar woman who leans on her dogs for support, the young […]

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