Not Just a Dog

Happy 7th Adoptoversary!

February 3, 2014

Seven years ago today Banjo came into our lives. Back then he was a black, wriggly pup with a fat belly who grew into a lanky dog who, according to one Brooklyn teenager, “looked anorexic.” (He has since filled out in his middle age!) These days, Banjo is a senior with white whiskers appearing around […]

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Del Mar Beach / October 2011

November 6, 2011

It’s autumn, which means Del Mar beach is open once again to our furry friends.  Our latest beach visit reminded me to write another Not Just a Dog post – through Banjo’s eyes, I see things I might otherwise miss. Like this mussel shell, with its pearlised interior: Without Banjo hovering nearby, we might not […]

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Meet Buddy!

October 10, 2011

Banjo and I have the pleasure of introducing one of our regular readers, Tina of Kadja1, who is going to tell us a bit about what makes her dog, Buddy, so special. But it is also a cautionary tale about the importance of preventing heart worms in our canine friends. –> We’d love to know […]

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Passing the Litmus Test

July 18, 2011

Of all the things Banjo has taught me, I am learning to trust his reaction to people.  True to his Greyhound genes, he can seem a little aloof at first, but once he knows you, you’re in his inner circle you’re in for life.  Like most Greyhounds, he will often sleep in the ‘cockroach’ position […]

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What I’ve Learned from My Dog

July 16, 2011

When people say that their dog has taught them so much, non-dog owners always seem quietly amused by this.  It’s just a dog!  No, “it” isn’t anything. “It” is either a he or a she, for a start. And “just a dog”? How little they know! Banjo has taught me so much.  Through his soft […]

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