Blogs by Connie Wilson

February 14, 2012 by Connie Wilson

(continued from previous day's blog)

Monday February 13th was the first official day of the 136th Westminster Kennel Club dog show and 10:15AM saw me ringside watching the big, fluffy, teddy bear-like Chow Chows go on. Having heard that Martha Stewart’s Chow was entered, I was super-interested to see how her dog would fare against the others. As it so happened, the winning Best Of Breed Chow was Martha’s dog and I was delighted I could grab a few candid snapshots of

February 11, 2012 by Connie Wilson

Each year at this time I look forward to my annual trek to New York to experience firsthand the excitement, anticipation and fervor of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. The dogs start arriving the weekend before the show (over 2,000 in all!) taking over Madison Square Garden and the surrounding area, seemingly oblivious to the world-wide media attention they’re garnering. On the other hand, their breeders, owners and handlers are quite aware of the stakes at hand and nervously await

January 4, 2012 by Connie Wilson


Most Dean Koontz fans already know how much this author extraordinaire loves dogs (so much, he often works a dog or two into the plot of his books!). Upon reading Koontz's tribute to his dog Trixie, A Big Little Life: A Memoir Of A Joyful Dog, I understood how this love affair came about.

Trixie, one very affectionate and soulful Golden Retriever, was the Koontz's

January 1, 2012 by Connie Wilson

Just as there were end-of-the-world stories circulating at the time the year 2000 rolled around, so there are with the year 2012. Personally, I don't believe that the world is going to be destroyed by some cataclysmic event, but I do believe that this New Year will mark an increasing change in the way people perceive themselves, others and the world we share. Through this awareness we

December 23, 2011 by Connie Wilson

On behalf of the Modern Dog team I wish you joy, peace and happiness this holiday season. I hope you're able to take some time off so that you can relax and enjoy this special time of the year with your loved ones.

Much love, 

Connie and Penny xo

December 8, 2011 by Connie Wilson

My girl friend Jacquie emailed me a funny story that gave me a laugh, brightening and lightening a rather stressful day.  Not sure who originally wrote this, but in any case, here it is. Hope you enjoy it as I did:

Three handsome male dogs are
walking down the street when
they see a beautiful, enticing,
female Poodle.

The three male dogs fall all over
themselves in an effort to be the
one to reach her first, but end

December 2, 2011 by Connie Wilson
November 4, 2011 by Connie Wilson

Countless deadlines and obligations caused October to go zooming by in the blink of an eye. With hardly a spare moment for relaxation or other leisurely pursuits, there's been little time to do many of the things I enjoy, such as updating my blog. The month in which we close an issue (as October was), is always hectic as we're busily finalizing articles and editorial features, and



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