Deaf Dog Hacks: 10 Tips for Lazy People I love deaf dog hacks, those simple tricks and tips that make training and day-to-day life with a deaf dog easier. Today, I’m sharing 10 of my favorite deaf dog training and life hacks, some of which are common sense while others are those “Ah, ha!” moments . . .
Street Art, Graffiti & Urban Decay: Photos from the Cutting Room Floor Each weekend, my deaf dog Edison and I hunt the South Florida streets for street art, graffiti & urban decay. Pushing our way through the throngs of tourists bused into Wynwood, Miami from the cruise ships and other . . .
My Dog’s Nickname is WTF is Wrong with You? My dog’s nickname is WTF is Wrong with You? Don’t blame me. It’s totally his fault. But before you judge me, let me explain. Let me tell you a story. A story about my dog and my underwear. No, he doesn’t wear them– he eats . . .
My Dog Sees: A Street Art Photo Diary January 20, 2018 Each week, my deaf dog Edison and I hit the streets of South Florida in search of street art and graffiti. Not only does street art educate and inspire me creatively, these weekly urban hikes are good exercise for both of us and are . . .
How (and Why) I Taught Hand Signs to My Hearing Dogs As dogs age, they experience many of the same physiological changes as humans, including hearing loss, vision impairment and osteoarthritis among others. Living with two deaf dogs has helped me understand that my hearing dogs may one day too . . .
5 Ways You Can Support Street Artists Why am I writing about some ways to support street artists? Simple- because street artists can only create art, whether that is a mural in the public space or a painted canvas, if they have a roof over their head, can put food on the table, keep gas in the . . .
Dear Little Boy, Please Shut the Fuck Up: A Letter to Myself as a Boy I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and this was written as a letter to myself as a boy trying to survive the abuse I experienced. I think it simultaneously tells two stories: the story of myself as a boy and the story . . .
Antonio Rubalcava, a Miami-based street artist, is an incredibly open man who speaks in a stream-of- consciousness manner. In this first in a series of blog posts profiling street artists, Antonio spent the afternoon with my deaf dog Edison and me. Though Antonio speaks often of gratitude and . . .
Welcome to Deaf Pet Awareness Week! One area of canine deafness that doesn't get as much attention is hearing loss among senior dogs. In the past, I too have neglected this important topic. Ironically, there are many more senior dog who have begun or have already lost their hearing than dogs who . . .
Deaf Dog Collars, Leashes & Harnesses Deaf dog safety is a passion of mine, and the reason is simple: our deaf dogs depend on us to keep them out of danger in ways that hearing dogs don't. Keeping a deaf dog safe and out of harm's way doesn’t have to be hard, complicated or . . .