Posts tagged "pet ownership"

Just Look At This Asshole: Columnist Claims She Gets Rid Of Dogs Once They’re No Longer Cute Puppies — But Is She Lying?

I know Shona Sibary is an asshole. I’m just not entirely sure how big of an asshole she is.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 31, 2015

Couple Recreates Adorable Baby Photos With Their Jack Russell Terrier

As my mom and my brother and everyone who has been in my life for the last eight years can probably tell you, I totally project my desire for — and lack of — children onto my dog Lucca. I treat her like she is my (spoiled rotten) kid, giving her whatever she wants, showering…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 2, 2014

Woman’s Accidental Voicemail Of Epic Babytalk Is Too Cute

I don’t know about you, but I am physically incapable of talking to an adorable pet without using a weird hybrid of baby talk reserved solely for encounters with animals. Even in high-stakes social situations that require me to act like a total grown-up, I can help but melt into pieces when a puppy walk…

Claire Hannum / December 18, 2013

Ask A Single Dog Owner: “Will Getting A Dog Affect My Relationship?” And Other Questions!

Finally, after much delay, it’s time for another episode of “Ask A Single Dog Owner,” in which I, with my trusty furry sidekick Lucca, answer reader questions about pet ownership! Have a question for me? Email And there’s an exciting addition to the series — Lucca is now doling out her own little nugget…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 18, 2013

Frisky Rant: I Will Love My Dog Forever, Even After I Have Kids, Thanks

The first few months that I had my dog Lucca were rough. I adored her, make no mistake, but training a two-month-old puppy is no joke. I would set my alarm for the middle of the night so I could walk her, as her tiny bladder wasn’t yet prepared to hold it all night. And while I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2013

Girl Talk: I’m Terrified Of Losing My Dog

“I do worry about you,” wrote my mom, upon watching the first “Ask A Single Dog Owner” video a couple weeks ago. “I think you should really think about getting another dog as Lucca gets older.” Lucca is my 6-year-old dog, who I’ve had since she was eight weeks old. My mom’s concern, her urge…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 6, 2012

Ask Me Anything: Ask A Single Dog Owner!

A few weeks ago, I asked readers to submit questions they had for me about what it’s like being a single dog owner. This is the first video in a series in which I, with Lucca by my side, answer some of those questions. (If I didn’t get to yours, don’t worry, I will!) To…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 22, 2012

Ask Me Anything: I’m A Single Dog Owner!

In the comments of “What Are We Wearing?” yesterday, longtime Frisky reader applescruffs said she would be interested in seeing me write something about “dating with a dog,” since I’m single and have a dog, Lucca. Reader camille905 also said she would be interested in the topic and had some additional questions: Does Lucca slee…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 26, 2012

Girl Talk: My Dog Is A Cockblock

My dog Kerbey is a quasi-Internet celebrity. With his cartoonish tiny legs, large torso, giant bat ears and confused eyes, any picture I put up of him on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram is guaranteed to get mountains of likes, retweets or exclamations of, “OMG you have the best dog EVERRRRR.” If Kerbey just lived hi…

Jo Lammert / September 10, 2012