Our family of country mice went to the city and had a great city weekend. One thing that’s healthy about being in the city but not working is it reminds me what living in the city is like. I lived in New York from about 1990 to 2005 so it really isn’t a foreign place… Continue reading Luxury is not quality
It’s a strange world where an evolving commercial algorithm — a bunch of ideas, suppositions, experiments, results, and prejudices of a team of people over time codified into a system of action — becomes a god. It has power. It’s not listening to you. It’s fairly arbitrary. Sounds like a Greek god to me. In 2012, we… Continue reading The algorithm as god
Three years and one thousand dogs later, it’s here: the dog camp book, DOG STORIES: Watch Your Step. Telling dog stories for years, I’ve heard over and over again that “you should write these down.” Get the book here.
After twelve years, Glencadia Dog Camp is getting a whole new look. So much has changed over here, but let me start by saying what hasn’t changed: we remain dedicated to affordable quality dog care that emphasizes true dog happiness and safety. Glencadia remains a small family business that aims to be easy to work with… Continue reading Glencadia 2.0: the upstate dog camp gets a complete makeover for 2019
My mother, Susanna Grannis, retired dean of Bank Street College and Queens College, does dog portraits. These portraits can be ordered on the website. Here is a Google photos album of more examples of dog portraits.
We often say “dogs are social animals” around here — it’s a truism basic to our philosophy of dog care. However, all animals are at sometimes social. Even famous loners like orangutangs and sloths have to be with others to mate and nurse young. Cats seem to be perfectly capable of living in a community,… Continue reading Mood transfer in dogs (and other critters, like people)
I have the best clients, friends, good people with dogs, thank you. Adorable.
8th annual Christmas Day fetch competition: Manhattan Wins 2008: Brooklyn 5, Manhattan 4 2009: Manhattan 5, Westchester 4, Brooklyn 1 2008: Brooklyn 5, Manhattan 4 2007: Manhattan 4, Brooklyn 3 2011? Connecticut? CT 5, Manhattan 2, Westchester 2, Brooklyn 1 2012: forgot to hold competition 2013: Brooklyn 4, Manhattan 3, Up there (Westchester & CT),… Continue reading Fetch Competition 2015
Here are videos of previous years: http://glencadia.blogspot.com/2013/12/6th-annual-fetch-competition-at.html I guess I could re-run it tomorrow. I did get the duel, with the best of the small dogs (other than Georgia who doesn’t get along with Bella) against the best of the big dogs (except for Mystic who doesn’t like Lulu)… and the results are: CT 2,… Continue reading Fetch Competition 2014