dogs Archives - Joanna Campbell Slan

A Year of Daring Greatly Starts Now!

I’ve been reading Daring Greatly by Brene Brown and as a result, I’ve decided to dedicate this year to reaching out to other people. That means putting myself in a vulnerable position, because they might “shut me down” or reject me. It involves taking a risk, doesn’t it? That’s exactly what Brown means by “daring […]

The Return on Our Investment

I love this photo. My new pal Donna Manz took it for the Vienna (VA) Connection. You can read the entire article here. That’s Vicky, on the left. You can’t see her harness, but of course, it is pink. She’s a girly-girl of a dog. We “adopted” Victoria in England, so she’s a British Bichon […]

I'd Rather Be Eating Kibble…Or Why Some Books Are Hard to Take

Every day the Universe conspires to teach me lessons I don’t wanna learn. As they say in the movies, “Resistance is FUTILE.” And yet, I still struggle. Today, my dog was the teaching assistant. Rafferty decided he didn’t want to eat his food. Being a good dog mom, I coaxed. “Ah, come on, Raffie.” Then […]