Dognition Dog Testing

Combine one part dog and one part cognition and you’ve got Dognition. In a post about two weeks ago, my pal, Kate from SlimDoggy, and I shared our experiences with the Dognition testing with our respective dogs. If you like getting inside your dog's mind in order to determine what they are thinking, how they problem solve, and what makes them tick, the Dognition testing is a … [Read more...]

Dog on a Catwalk Interview with Famed Designer

What does it take for a dog to own a catwalk? Start with attending the annual New York Pet Fashion show in New York City. The recent gala, star-studded spectacular fashion event took place on the runway high atop the famed Hotel Pennsylvania, right across from Madison Square Garden.  Indeed there was more than one dog on a catwalk on this particular evening. The theme of … [Read more...]

Westminster Kennel Club Welcomes Mutts

For the first time in its history, the Westminster Kennel Club allowed mutts into onto their trademark green indoor turf. Indeed, the mutts took center stage along with their purebred buddies this past Saturday, February 8th, as the Mixed Breed category is especially significant, bringing non-purebred dogs to a Westminster event for the first time since the very earliest days … [Read more...]

How to Act in Public With A Dog

As I prepare to embark on a whirlwind early weekend of dog-themed activities and get togethers in New York City, it is with great expectations that I know the majority of folks I will encounter know how to treat, handle, and respect their dog. Now and again though, somewhere along life's highways and biways, I encounter less than customary human manners in dealing with dogs.   … [Read more...]

Dogs Love Us: Even the Closeted Part #SayitWithMilkBone

Some of my life's most accepting moments happen in spite of people and because of a dog. Dogs love us truly, madly, deeply, and they so very much live in the moment, that it is my pleasure to reward them with my love and reciprocal devotion. Case in point: “Nice to meet you, is that your dog,” the gentle elderly man asked. “Why yes, this is Brandy” or “It sure is, meet … [Read more...]

Inside Scoop on New York Pet Fashion Show

Glam, glitz, pageantry, and all the fashions that are en vogue and coming to a runway near you. Though the same could pass for an episode of Project Runway, dogs will take to the “catwalk” and strut their finest this Friday, February 7, in New York City. We've got the inside scoop on this year's New York Pet Fashion Show. The New York Pet Fashion Show kicks off at 6 pm this … [Read more...]

Love is in the Air Valentine Dog Photo Contest: Closed

We have a grand prize winner of the $100 gift certificate from The Mad Dog Hatter in our "Love is in the Air" photo contest. Submitted by Linda Eidson. This is Buttons having a Candlelight Dinner on Valentine's Day with her Daddy. CONGRATULATIONS! Thanks to all who entered. Our next contest is a big one and will be revealed on Sunday, March 2nd, so come … [Read more...]

Young Wild Girls of Dexter Dog Tribute

This year, the Super Bowl will never be the same: Bruno Mars is the halftime show and we here at Fidose of Reality are so excited. We are big Bruno Mars fans, and our PR (Puppy Relations) Manager, Dexter Dog, likes his music, too. Well, Dexter is a bit of a "Sexy Dexy" and in honor of Bruno Mars' hit single, "Young Girls," he wants to showcase some of his "finer" moves and … [Read more...]

Pack of Sweet 16 Dogs Need Your Help

Valentine’s Day is in the air, and that means love, hearts, hugs, cupids, and dogs in love. Can dogs really fall in love and capture someone’s heart? If you are the proud mom or dad of a dog, no doubt you love your dog(s) dearly. No doubt, our dogs wrap themselves around our hearts. Fidose of Reality is challenging all pet parents to show how much they love their own dog by … [Read more...]

Spot of Sanity Column Launches

  Editor's Note: Fidose of Reality is proud to have a new guest contributor on board with us. Twice a month on Thursdays, we'll be sharing this new column dubbed "A Spot of Sanity." Please welcome Kim Kiernan and her Cocker Spaniel, Poppy, to the Fidose family. I admit that lately I've felt like a basket case. Trying internet dating recently made me more anxious … [Read more...]