Author Archives: Christie Green

About Christie Green

A student of martial arts since 1995, a writer since 1999, and an animal-lover for all of time

5 Lessons from Failed Goals

Have you ever set what seemed like a reasonable goal, failed to meet it, beat yourself up, then realized what you did accomplish mattered more than your goal and had to undo the damage you caused yourself in the throes … Continue reading

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A Free Journal For You And Your Pet

I have a list of seven blog post ideas on my office white board. This isn’t one of them. But I wanted to get this journal I’ve been working on posted. It’s a free guide for anyone interested in trying … Continue reading

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The Antidote For Hate Is Not What You Think

Love does not defeat hate. In fact, if anything, I believe love gives rise to hate. Inevitably, someone, some group will feel they are less loved than the others and ta-da! The seeds of jealousy sprout into a little hate … Continue reading

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How to meditate through the unpleasant

A meditation class at a Buddhist monastery has me thinking about dog poop. Hmmm, let me try that again. A meditation class at a Buddhist monastery has me thinking about picking up dog poop in our yard again. Nope, not … Continue reading

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“One is not sleeping, does not mean they are awake.” – wisdom from a fortune cookie

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Getting The Control Freak Under Control

“Control freak” sounds harsh. “Keeping things under control so I feel safe and secure” sounds better. Please tell me you’ve also thought maintaining control makes things predictable, certain, more manageable. Regardless of the fact that’s almost never true. If you … Continue reading

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The BarkCam App

BarkCam is a free app with a wide variety of sounds that automatically snaps your dog’s picture at the height of their curiosity. Simply point the phone, choose one of 12 unique noises, press the button and the sound plays. … Continue reading

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A handy medical tool…from tennis

I don’t know what we would have done without a Wilson’s tennis wrist band. It made the perfect bandage for Rico’s injured dew claw. I think every dog parent should have one. A few weeks ago, Rico superman slid down … Continue reading

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Dog Play — It’s Good For Us, Too

  “Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein If the guy synonymous with genius says it, who am I to disagree? Not that I would anyway. You can learn a lot by watching dogs play. And no … Continue reading

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5 truths when dealing with confrontational people, according to dogs

A confrontational computer repairman breathes today thanks to my dogs. At least, I’m pretty sure of it. Because the thought occurred to me to crack him good. He seemed to feel the same. Like, from hello. But woofy wisdom prevailed. … Continue reading

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