We Got a Kitten!

A surprise landed on (close to) our doorstep. And when I say I’m not a cat person. I’m not exaggerating in the least. I’ve never liked cats, never cared for them, and in fact, they always kind of freaked me out. But then I saw this little girl, and I knew I wasn’t going toContinue reading “We Got a Kitten!”


Hollywood Dachshunds

In our five-and-a-half years of marriage, Sarabeth and I have had four dachshunds living with us, so it goes without saying that we are dachshund lovers through and through. As such, it’s fun to find our favorite breed featured in some of our favorite movies. Here’s a few examples of dachshund cameos we’ve found. SeeContinue reading “Hollywood Dachshunds”

Christmas, Surgery, and Everything in Between

We’ve had a pretty stressful week in the Toy house. Our oldest dog, Pixie, who is only four, began showing signs of immobility by refusing to climb the stairs. For a while Sarabeth and I thought she was just jealous of her little sister Prim who needs to be carried up and down the stairsContinue reading “Christmas, Surgery, and Everything in Between”

Why Every Couple Needs a Dog Before Having a Child

Sarabeth and I have had a dog for four out of the five years of our marriage. Obviously, we’re still waiting on word from the state that we’re approved to foster a child, but nothing has been more beneficial in preparing us for having kids than raising our dachshunds. For instance, before I got married,Continue reading “Why Every Couple Needs a Dog Before Having a Child”

The End of the Vacation

Few times in life are worse than coming home from vacation. Sunday night Sarabeth and I walked into an empty loft with two less dogs and two less people┬áthan we had started our vacation out with. Sarabeth’s sister and brother-in-law, who are our best friends, were away on an overseas mission trip for the lastContinue reading “The End of the Vacation”

Just a Little Thank You

I’m on vacation with my wife in Florida, visiting her family. It’s 6 A.M. and I’m struggling to stay awake. I’ve been up since about 3:45 because our puppy Prim needed to be taken out to go potty. Once I came back inside, it was no use trying to sleep. So, I’ve been writing chaptersContinue reading “Just a Little Thank You”

How We Got Prim

Marriage can sometimes seem like a war, and many times the battle takes place at Compromise Creek, where really, compromise is the only solution. A little give and a little take. And in the case of this post, a little puppy. It got to the point where I would completely tune out whenever Sarabeth showedContinue reading “How We Got Prim”