Entries by Dan Perdios

To Hell And Back

Life can change on a dime. Last Saturday evening we went out for dinner with some friends to a seafood restaurant. It’s a place we always take Morgan and bring his food along.  As we ate our dinner I wondered why Morgan wasn’t sitting next to me looking up hoping a French fry or chunk […]

My Bohemian Golden

It was a warm day in July when the phone rang. I picked it up and a stern voice asked me, “Do you have a Golden Retriever?” My heart sank. All my fears came rushing forward. Barely able to speak, I muttered “Yes. What’s happened to him?” “We caught him here at the Bohemian Grove.” […]


Could I have a Doggie Bag Please?

We’ve been lucky enough to attend several of this year’s Palm Springs International Film Festival’s events. They were buffet style where you went up and served yourself, except for the meat selection. For that there was a server slicing the meat at a station. When at home I don’t eat meat very often and my […]

Truth or Dare

Truth I sing to my dogs!! And my singing voice is like a scratched record in 33 speed on one of those small old record players for kids. But I do it and I have fun. My first Golden, as some of you know, was Nicholas. Back in the 80s there was a song called, […]

The Times of Your Life

Forgive me that this title is a cliché, but the other day after I had the hole in my ear drum grafted closed by my most excellent ENT- Ear, Nose and Throat doc – an amazing woman with the best hands in the west. The surgery is something that I’d been waiting to do for […]

A Politics-Free Vacation

We’re heading out to Grandma’s house on Cape Cod tomorrow. My Dad says, “When you grow up in a large Italian-Irish-Greek working class family there’s a tendency to hold firmly to your views and speak loudly about them.” That’s what happened last summer when we were visiting Grandma and Grandpa’s house at the beach. I […]

Getting Roundup Out of the Parks

Dan and Morgan were recently featured in Bay Woof, 6/1/2016. Recently we moved into our new apartment in Mission Bay. Our lease stated our amenities included a pet-friendly and eco-friendly environment. A map in the leasing office showed a park that would run along side our building and our new living room window would overlook it. […]

The Healing Nature of Our Pets

Whenever I’m worried or anxious I have several different ways that I handle it and two of them have always involved my Goldens. Of course walking with my dog has always been a great way for me to think things through. But the most healing way for me to feel better is to touch my […]

Happy Mother’s Day From Morgan

Everyone knows that there is no love greater than the love a mother has for her child. All of us can relate to this credo because we all have such incredible love for our canines and felines. However, let’s be honest, the relationship between parents and their children can have their ups and downs. But […]

Hiking with your best friend

Dan and Morgan were recently featured in The Desert Sun, 2/22/2016. This past Sunday morning I took Morgan and his best friend Cody, both Golden Retrievers, on a hike. We started behind Von’s in Palm Springs and headed up the goat trails towards Murray Peak.The rugged outcroppings and steep grades make it a true adventure. This […]