Category: Creative

Creative blogs written by DDI owner

Grey kitten staring at the sky


I'll admit it, I've never owned a cat before. Not because I don't think they're adorable and not because I don't want to snuggle every single one I see. The reason I cannot own a cat is because I am deathly...

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Dog Obsession

A wise woman (otherwise known as my mother) once said, that everyone has an opinion. In our culture of constant media bombardment and in your face personalities, it is tough to not be influenced by opinions....

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Mr. Pants

He was my first love. I can clearly remember when I met him. I was a Sophomore in college coming to visit my sister in Chicago. It was definitely love at first sight. He was full of imperfections, but so...

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Let’s Work

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. This is how I lived for the past eight days. I basked in tropical breezes, engulfed air so sticky you could taste it and...

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Ti parli dog?

I speak a different language. I get scoffed at by strangers and am judged by passerbys. I know what it feels like to be looked at differently by ignorant English-speakers. My ex-boyfriend spoke Swiss German...

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Dog or child?

It's been awhile since I've posted anything on our blog and for good reason! I have been busy adapting to my new role as HUMAN mother to a beautiful boy. Throughout my pregnancy, I was constantly torn by...

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Winter Blues

Everyday I feel blessed to have my dog. But on a few days, two short weeks ago, I wanted to curl up in a ball and never let Guido out. I could not handle being outside anymore than I had to. The cold was too...

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The Power of Dogs

About a week ago I was having a particularly difficult day at work. We were beyond busy and it seemed that everything was going wrong. On top of that, it was typical Chicago - cold weather and cloudy skies. I...

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There is a saying that all PR is good PR. But is it really? If I was Amanda Bynes or Lindsay Lohan, I certainly wouldn't want my parents to be reading about my drunken escapades online or in their morning...

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The Name Game

Here are at DDI, we love dissecting dog names. Are they really representative of the dog's personality? Or are they just an attempt to guess the dog's personality? As any good researcher will do, we have...

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The Perfect Fit

How did you find your dog? Petfinder? Rescue? Breeder? I tried all of these routes, before I met my furry soulmate. For a long time, I never felt that feeling that you're supposed to feel when you know that...

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Babies vs. Dogs

I have a friend (and new business partner!) that recently had her first baby. Prior to this child, she had one BIG child - a 100 pound Australian Dogo, Jax. Jax is a love. For the last year plus that I've...

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