Category Archives: The dogs of 3LostDogs

Running To You: Updates and Reflections From a Year of Darkness, Light, and Raising Puppies (Yeah, That’s PuppIES, Plural)

Today is September 21, 2017. It’s the one-year anniversary of the death of Lost Dog #2, Jonas, and I feel weird AF. So forgive me if this one contains more navel-gazing than usual. Strap in, y’all. It’s gonna be a roller coaster. Last September, I was fast approaching The Decision. You know the one: whenContinue Reading

Video: How I Survived the First Three Months With A New Puppy (And You Can, Too!)

Three months ago, I adopted a four-month-old Belgian Malinois. I named her River. It has been the longest three months of my life. And I don’t mean that in a negative sense. I just mean that it feels LONG. So much has happened. I look back on the first few days with River, when sheContinue Reading

Whatever Tomorrow Brings: Important Things to Know Before (and After) You Adopt a Dog

It’s May 1st, 2001. Incubus’s ridiculously overplayed new song “Drive” is on the radio. My dad is chauffeuring me to the humane society, and I’m in the backseat trying not to hyperventilate. Three days ago, I adopted my first puppy. Okay, technically, my dad adopted her. Something about me being a minor. Whatevs. I paidContinue Reading

Working on My Dog’s Bucket List

May 7, 2012 On Friday’s eleventh birthday, we gave her a cake and talked about how she would probably live forever. Friday had a lot of things going for her: she’s a mixed breed, and everyone knows mutts are healthier than purebreds. She’s fairly small and doesn’t have the health issues that plague full-size GermanContinue Reading