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Peanut Butter, Survival and Bonbons

By |April 8th, 2015|

A few days ago I was lying in the sand at Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long Beach, California snoozing with my buddy Rupert. Rupert works in the music industry but his job title is a little vague””something in production. Anyway, we were catching some rays, talking about the latest album he’d been working on when [...]

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Sticks, Self-Realization and The Queen

By |April 1st, 2015|

When you’ve been chasing down the big stories as long as I have, preparedness becomes like a sixth sense. I could, hypothetically, be in Cancun one morning and catching a red-eye to Patagonia the next. It turns out there are amazing dogs everywhere and they’re not going to interview themselves, so I have to be [...]

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A True Holly Woods Exclusive

By |March 25th, 2015|

My job is always a little nerve wracking””so many variables and uncertainties. I never know, for example, what sort of reaction I’ll get when I ask canine celebs my hard-hitting, up-close-and-personal questions. I also need to be ready to travel at a moments notice because, it turns out, classy bulldogs are a worldwide phenomenon. When [...]

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I Don’t Care Said Pierre

By |March 18th, 2015|

Good journalism takes boots on the ground and traveling is just part of the job. As usual, Los Angeles International Airport was packed. The joint was doing a solid job of introducing new arrivals to what they could expect as soon as they hit the freeways. But yours truly was headed 10,000 miles the other [...]

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Love, Marriage and Time in the Can

By |March 11th, 2015|

Securing an interview with one of Instagram’s most popular bulldogs isn’t easy. I’m no slouch and it still took months for me to get on the list. As last Friday drew closer, I called my contact to find out where the meeting should take place. I had a few different locations in mind””a classy restaurant, [...]