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2019-11-27: I just really love dogs, you guys.

2019-11-26: Sun’s out, tongues out!

2019-11-25: “Let’s take a pic together!”

2019-11-24: Am neither a cook nor a food blogger, but this looks vaguely like Blue Apron said it would, so I’m …

2019-11-23: Practicing “”Wait” and he really went over the top on Puppy Eyes.

2019-11-22: Totally got it wrong, so I’m following the rules!

2019-11-21: Sorry I’m late, my dog needed extra snuggles.

2019-11-21: Doggo Headshots! Who’s your favorite?

2019-11-18: This might look intimidating; he thinks so, at least. Until you realize it’s over a cup of ice cream …

2019-11-18: I must have gotten too close to the edge. He went for full lockdown.

2019-11-17: This story isn’t about this photo, but I just thought he looked very handsome. Last night I …

2019-11-15: We had a dead branch come down in the last storm, but Brady has decided it is his new Best Stick and …

2019-11-14: Tika doing her best meerkat.

2019-11-14: mama i know youre cold but plees come play wif me i brought my toys and evryting …or how …

2019-11-12: Brady’s breakfast was scattered under blankets and inside toys like this one and he was not amused.

2019-11-11: Got some fun ones at work today!

2019-11-10: We might have had a lazy morning, but plenty of adventures for the rest of the day!

2019-11-10: Lazy morning back to bed after breakfast snuggles. Love him.

2019-11-09: Torturing my dog with hugs. He loves to be near and/or on top of me, but doesn’t enjoy being held, …

2019-11-08: One nice thing about Brady being… how should I say… not a Border Collie, is that games …

2019-11-08: You don’t have to eat that pizza crust if you don’t want to, Mama. I here to help you.

2019-11-07: This is Arya. She killed the Night King and don’t you forget it.

2019-11-06: I’ve been struggling lately. I’m doing the things and getting the help and being accountable and all …

2019-11-06: Remember Newfoundland puppy Blue? I saw him for the first time in a while today and he is big and …

2019-11-06: This is Hannah. I may have possibly requested her breeder information. You know, for someday. 😬

2019-11-04: Once again, Brady and I have the same feels. We’re both pretty happy to be in bed with the lights …

2019-11-04: This is Triton. His dad is in the Navy, so he will be moving soon. I’ll miss his silly, funny, …

2019-11-02: I find life to be very difficult. It’s my default setting. Brady consistently reminds me to breathe, …

2019-11-01: This exact combination makes the best lactose-free chocolate milk. I have committed many hours to …

2019-11-01: The weather is weird, the world is weird… here are two puppies playing. They cheered me up …

2019-10-31: This is only funny if you already know his name, but I at least made myself smile. Happy Halloween!

2019-10-30: This is Lola, ready for action.

2019-10-29:

2019-10-23: Pretty much obsessed with Portrait Mode; just upgraded from an iPhone 7 to an 11 Pro and holy …

2019-10-16: Even crazier than going iPad over MacBook, I’m sort of thinking of making an iPhone 11 Pro Max my …

2019-10-12: He truly makes everything better.

2019-10-03: Starting to see the warning signs: overeating, overspending, procrastinating on simple chores, that …

2019-10-01: Instagram says it’s #nationalblackdogday! Here’s Brady and his new Best Stick.

2019-10-01: Recall work in the yard! He usually gets even more praise and butt scratches; he got shorted this …

2019-09-30: Brady wears a long lead and back clip harness to go hiking now, even though we still rely on his …

2019-09-29: Wait/Recall practice at the park! He’s not this solid with distractions, but I like to add distance …

2019-09-27: My dog clearly thinks I’m very, very stupid.

2019-09-26: Somebody stole a kiss and was pretty proud of himself.

2019-09-22: Leo proving that white dogs like mud the most!

2019-09-21: These are brothers Tyler and Leo showing how a little wrestling can be okay, as long as the play is …

2019-09-21: Learning to catch!

2019-09-20: mama. i too tyerd for pichers. plees just come to bed.

2019-09-16: New shoes from @kelleys_pace! They’re square through the toe box just like my duck feet and are …

2019-09-15: He’s much more relaxed in the water now and I love how he’s using his tail for counterbalance!

2019-09-12: This is Jeter, my slightly out of focus, but too cute not to share, 115lb. shadow today. Big baby …

2019-09-11: Brady’s first raw meaty bone! I thought he would devour it, but instead he’s rather puzzled.

2019-09-11: This was Brady on Sunday night!

2019-09-11: I didn’t realize that my cross-posting from Instagram was broken. You guys have missed so many dog …

2019-09-11: In a futile effort to keep him from stealing mine, Brady has his own pillow in bed. Spoiled baby …

2019-09-08: It’s game day!

2019-09-07: plees mama just one bite

2019-09-07: This is Kayla. She really is this pretty.

2019-09-06: Casting on the first new project of the season and the polar bear jammies are out. #itmustbefall

2019-09-05: This is Charlie. He’s basically an acrobat.

2019-09-03: Thank you, @highcyl and Libby, for our new orange bandana! Can’t wait to get a matching photo …

2019-09-02: Two dogs, six legs. #tripawds

2019-09-01: Brady’s lab is showing! First water retrieves today!

2019-08-24: Took a few tries, but Brady finally seems to really enjoy the pool!

2019-08-21: We just really love each other.

2019-08-21: When your mom makes you get up and go for a morning walk, you get an extra snoozle after.

2019-08-20: This was Brady’s fortune cookie today, but really this is what dogs do all of the time. (Yes, of …

2019-08-19: I heard a noise and I’m not scared nuh uh, not at all, but are you okay? 😉🐾❤️

2019-08-19: Told Petey @bagocat has the day off and he had some feels.

2019-08-18: I love that a work perk is getting to do this after my shift. He gets so much more confident each …

2019-08-17: Play with the puppy, they said. It will be fun.

2019-08-15: No caption needed.

2019-08-14: We’ve been working on holding Brady’s head as a precursor to teeth and ear cleaning. Just added the …

2019-08-13: Bark Box Day! Plus extra gifts from @highcyl and Libby! Spoiled baby puppy.

2019-08-11: Brady had a girl over for the first time and he tried so hard to be a good host. I feel you, buddy. …

2019-08-10: 😋

2019-08-09: I’m really proud of Brady for his unprompted “Sit to Say Please,” first on the step to get me to …

2019-08-08: All I did was sit down to tie my shoe, but she still sat next to me and made sure I was okay. I love …

2019-08-08: Mama. I’m doing Down and look at these eyes. Plees may I have my treet?

2019-08-07: First pair of prescription sunglasses EVER from @highcyl @theeyeglasslass. They, and she, are …

2019-08-04: Lately I’ve been making my todo lists with a Sharpie. It’s big and messy and kind of the …

2019-08-03: Oldest and newest pieces of @ruffwear gear, with the model somewhere in between.

2019-08-02: Finally caught the sun just right to actually be able to see the purple!

2019-07-31: Murphy, Holly, and Lola! Working on improving my multi-dog shots and the difficulty is exponential. …

2019-07-29: My girl Ollie and new friend Darla! Tri-color girls are so pretty.

2019-07-27: For those who haven’t known me for very long and may have doubted my level of nerdery, I present my …

2019-07-26: This is Sam’s Friday face.

2019-07-25: Groovy’s all #summerhairdontcare.

2019-07-24: Brady got a tick early this spring and this is how the hair grew back. Apparently a few white …

2019-07-24: Along with sunflowers, stargazer lilies are my favorite.

2019-07-21: “It’s so hot, my ears are melting.” —Ozzy

2019-07-19: Boomer’s crossed paws are too cute.

2019-07-18: Do you guys remember Blue, the Newfoundland puppy? He’s getting so big already, but still needs nap …

2019-07-16: Choosing a birthday treat from @fetchri! All of these yummy gross things and still even a marrow …

2019-07-16: It’s Brady’s first birthday and I am having all the feels. This dog saved my life. Happy Birthday, …

2019-07-15: This is how Ollie shows love. Watching out, checking in, making sure I’m okay, and, once she is sure …

2019-07-14: “Technology is useful” vs. “Little House on the Prairie sounds good, except for the malaria and …

2019-07-14: I love that he wants to be a water dog now. It’s like he just decided that those webbed feet are …

2019-07-13: Kayla had so much fun on her field trip that she won’t get out of the car! I guess she thinks she’ll …

2019-07-12: Otis was having some feels this morning.

2019-07-11: A break from puppy pictures because my breakfast got a lot bigger than expected:

2019-07-10: Things that didn’t happen at my desk job: 1. Muddy paw prints. 2. Dog hair. Everywhere. 3. …

2019-07-10: This is Rosie. She is a teddy bear/unicorn/cupcake masquerading as a Miniature Australian Shepherd.

2019-07-09: “Okay, now let’s do a serious one.”

2019-07-08: This is Kya’s first day and staff are already lining up to steal her.

2019-07-07: Cross-posted a photo from Instagram, but forgot to take out the tags and it made things weird. So, …

2019-07-03: I don’t know what Cooper said to Elizabeth, but she was shocked!

2019-07-02: Big Baby Lap Dogs are my favorite. (Clockwise from top left: Bodhi, Oster, Toby, Daisy, Triton, …

2019-07-02: What do you mean it’s time to go home? One more lap…

2019-07-01: Did this video of Hannah (Banana) need to be 30 seconds long? No. But I sure did need to watch it …

2019-06-30: This is only going to mean anything to a few, but… finally!

2019-06-30: Slightly sludgey lake water, but look who finally decided to be a water dog! Currently searching for …

2019-06-29: Okay, I know I already posted once today, but I just got this shot and it cracked me up!!!

2019-06-29: Brachycephalic (squishy face) dogs are at greater risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Luckily, …

2019-06-28: This is Petey. He’s pretty happy about summer, even though it means he has to wear sunscreen and get …

2019-06-27: Sometimes you just need a lap full of Golden Retriever to make the day better. Toby comes in for …

2019-06-27: This is Jeter. This is actually the first time I’ve ever seen him up here. I’m not sure he knows how …

2019-06-26: This is Cooper. He’s a German Shepherd mix, maybe with Australian Cattle dog or Australian Shepherd? …

2019-06-25: Watching a Korean drama where a character’s name is Joon Sung. My Korean name is Soon Jung and even …

2019-06-25: My mid-2012 MacBook Air is still usable, but showing its age. While I don’t have the money to buy a …

2019-06-25: I know Ollie has been in a lot of my photos, but she is such a great dog and I love her so much that …

2019-06-24: Very proud of Ravelry for taking a stand and making that community as safe and inclusive as …

2019-06-24: This is Augie. He is the highest of high-energy dogs and it took two solid hours of running and …

2019-06-22: Another entry in “Unimportant Decisions Into Which I Put Too Much Thought”: Considering switching …

2019-06-22: These girls are named Cookie and Nora. They are both fast, tough, smart, and sweet. (I really do …

2019-06-21: Newfoundland puppy Blue is already so much bigger!

2019-06-21: This is Lucy. She’s a snugglebunny disguised as a dog and is happy to give cuddles at a moment’s …

2019-06-19: Neither telling a person with depression to “just be happy” or “choose joy” nor telling a …

2019-06-19: Hey girl, wanna take a bath?

2019-06-18: Teaching myself how to edit bad lighting instead of just slapping a filter over it. Work in …

2019-06-17: This is Poppy. She loves to play and run and get dirty and holds her own with dogs twice her size.

2019-06-15: “I’m not single. I have a dog.”

2019-06-15: This is Sierra. She is a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and A Very Good Girl. She’s been coming to …

2019-06-14: I’m not feeling very well today, and Brady can tell. He keeps coming to check on me and he will lay …

2019-06-13: This is Alfie. He’s in one of our basic obedience classes and came to daycare for the first time …

2019-06-11: Anyone else? No? I’m the only weirdo who can’t figure out how to make friends as an adult?

2019-06-10: This is Koda. I’m told he’s a Samoyed, but he’s clearly part polar bear.

2019-06-09: Wearing a shirt that I have always considered “too tight” because my stomach happens to have a few …

2019-06-08: This isn’t real, yet, but it will be! Made some test footprints on paper to give my artist and did …

2019-06-08: Played in the pool, had wet zoomies, and now everyone is already tired! Proud of Brady for being …

2019-06-08: Seriously. How is she this photogenic?! (She’s boarding this week/end, so extra Ollie time!)

2019-06-07: Thank you, Past Me, for not overstuffing yourself and leaving Present Me delicious cold pizza to …

2019-06-07: Earning the trust of this beautiful girl has been so rewarding. She now happily comes to sit at my …

2019-06-06: We haven’t even reached peak humidity and my frizz already has its own frizz.

2019-06-06: Pensive puppy looks sad, but is really about to fall asleep after dinner and a treat.

2019-06-04: Add water to a Golden Retriever and he floats! A little soak in the pool and Otis is a puppy again.

2019-06-03: Remember super-serious Lola from last week? Today she decided to show off her silly side and get …

2019-06-02: I feel like he’s trolling me. Yes, I will Sit-Stay. Yes, I will look at the camera. Yes, I will …

2019-06-02: Today’s All Day Mama and Brady Times started with a walk on the South County Bike Path, included a …

2019-06-01: This is Lola. She was a showgirl.

2019-05-31: I post a lot of dog photos from work, but right now I’m bed-bound until my own snugglepuppy wakes …

2019-05-31: Newfoundland puppy at work today!!! His name is Blue and he is the goodest boy.

2019-05-30: Groovy and Hannah looking like they’re holding hands on a date. Such good kids.

2019-05-28: This is Lola. She’s tough, but fair, and sends very clear signals to other dogs, which we …

2019-05-27: Surprised my dog by walking into the water with him and he taught himself to swim.

2019-05-26: All Day Mama and Brady Times include a walk by the river, a wade in the river, Mango’s Ice Cream, …

2019-05-26: Last summer I was too self-conscious to wear this top anywhere except work (because in a Texas …

2019-05-25: My very handsome alarm clock. He puts his chin on the bed like this and makes the tiniest whine to …

2019-05-23: This is Murphy on the left and Rusty on the right. They’re posing nicely waiting for their tennis …

2019-05-22: I aspire to be as happy and proud of myself as my dog.

2019-05-22: Samoyeds are definitely part polar bear. These two boys are named Koda and Romeo and both loved the …

2019-05-22: Big puppy, little bed.

2019-05-21: Trying to set up Instagram posting: @soonjung on Instagram

2019-05-10: Paradox of choice right here.

2019-05-09: I am my dog. My dog is me. We are one.

2019-05-06: He steals dirty socks to smell and sleep with. 🤧 Very proud of himself, though.

2018-03-27: When I was little and someone would ask what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would always answer, …

2017-11-27: I’m going to write about two things that are uncomfortable and can trigger resentment: money …

2017-11-27: I’m not a doctor, therapist, counselor, or other trained professional. I might offer advice or …

2017-10-17: Little girls stand in the corner, eager in our impossibly tiny ballet slippers, waiting our turn to …

2017-10-16: I feel socially irresponsible for not marching, protesting, using my voice and presence for those …

2017-10-13: That moment when you realize …that one girl** in high school maybe wasn’t snotty and …

2017-10-12: “It’s not a mountain that you climb or a hurdle that you jump, it’s something that you live with in …

2017-08-30: I wrote in my last post that I feel a sort of dreary repetition as I recover from this last …

2017-08-21: I always thought the phrase “hitting bottom” carried the implication that, if you could …

2017-07-11: I'm Not Okay I started this blog with planning and care and great hope, but it was also a lie. I acted like I had …

2017-05-09: I just learned that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Last year I decided to open up about my …

2017-02-20: …sometimes I am anxious instead! I’m super sensitive to whether I am creeping toward …

2017-02-17: A friend (Hi, Matt!) commented on Facebook that hearing about depression from “a voice on the …

2017-02-15: I’ve never been an addict. (Coffee and chocolate and West Wing don’t count.) I’ve …

2017-02-11: Sometimes I see my loved ones accomplishing so much and I can’t help but feel insignificant. …

2017-02-10: I put away all of my self-help books. It was an embarassing amount. I own books about eating vegan, …

2017-02-10: Everyone’s experience with depression is different. After many years, I was eventually …

2017-02-08: Looking for a new therapist is worse than dating. I have to automatically rule out anyone who …