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Why LGBT Dog Parents Need That Piece of Paper

"Does it really matter if you are married? I mean everybody knows you are together and you love each other, so who cares about a piece of paper?" These are the words said directly to my face recently by someone who shall remain nameless. I don't want to embarrass said person on this blog but I also believe nameless is not alone in this conclusion. A piece of paper holds a … [Read more...]

A Pit Bull, A Christian, and a Lesbian Walk Into a Bar

What would happen if a Pit Bull, a Christian, and a lesbian walked into a bar? It sort of sounds like the set up for an off-color joke and it’s pretty much what it felt like when this tweet crossed my feed: “This has been an historic and momentous amount of work involved, started for 1 little disabled girl's dog.” In that moment, I wasn’t labeled, the Pit Bull wasn’t … [Read more...]

The Bigot at the Dog Park

Why can’t some people just let other people who are minding their own business alone?  How many bigots does it take to screw in a light bulb? None: They don't see the light; they live in darkness. This is vent day but I am sure that this has happened to other folks who read the blog. I stopped going to dog parks years ago for a variety of reasons. I know there are dog … [Read more...]

Ramifications of a Coming Out as a Gay Dog Mom

I am a gay married woman who just so happens to love dogs more than the air I breathe. So I made a career out of that love. I've been with my wife for over 20 years. There are ramifications that occurred after coming out as a gay dog mom. Three things happened after coming out here, on this blog: A) 95 percent of my readers were extremely supportive. B) A small … [Read more...]

How To Introduce Your Dog’s Other Parent

I had no idea how to introduce my dog's other parent for the longest time. "She isn't my sister, she's my dog's other mommy," was uttered at least once or twice a month...well, at least in my mind. How would you like to say that for almost 20 years? Up until the fall of 2013, for the past 20 years of my life, that's something I dreamed of saying aloud time and again but … [Read more...]

My Dog Has Two Mommies: Diary of an Outed Woman

My dog has two mommies. My dog has two mommies. My dog has two mommies. Woo Hoo three times a charm. It took me 20 years to write that and 20 years to actually let people know that any dog I have ever had as an adult has had two mommies. I will turn 45 years young on Christmas Day and I recently did more than come out of the closet: I busted out of the closet and left … [Read more...]