My Dog Is Named for Elizabeth Bishop

Vanessa & Rufus:

This poem sum up my dog walks in the fall perfectly. Lovely.

Originally posted on Doggerel:

{the fashionable dachshund} photo by Patrick Lichfield, 1964

Patrick Lichfield, 1964.

My Dog Is Named for Elizabeth Bishop

Robyn Selman

October. The first pricks of cold air in
the city morning. We walk, Liz and I,
up then down in the same uneven line.

Her ears as sharp as sharpened pencils,
she pulls me along her wayward travels.
She darts out headlong, paces ahead,

coming and going and leaving again,
the way shadows seem to meet the tops of heads,
dissolve and are newly elongated.

We like the early, early morning best.
Our view is, thankfully, how we left it.
Nothing has stirred yet, the news lies unread.

Except for the weather, it’s all so still,
and no one is walking out of our world.

. . . . . . . . .

Appropriate dog-walking poem for the season! I love how it captures that silent peace of walking your dog in the morning. I also love…

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Product Review: Solid Gold Tiny Tots Lamb Jerky

When Chewy contacted us to review one of their products, I was immediately drawn to Solid Gold’s bite-sized lamb jerky treats for Rufus.


We’re back in the training game due to some extra foot traffic on our daily walks (we’re switching up our walking routines on purpose, so we never know what/who we will bump into!)

These treats are perfect for training because they’re stinky, chewy, and just the right size for quick moments of positive reinforcement. In fact, I break them in half for even smaller rewards.


Also, Rufus loves them. He gets those huge cartoon eyes every single time I open the bag.



With minimal ingredients, Solid Gold’s products are easy on my guy’s stomach as well. It’s a win-win for all of us.


Thanks to for thinking of us and giving us the opportunity to review such a quality product.