Offbeat dogs: Why you should consider adopting a bully-breed

It's plain to see, the Offbeat Empire likes dogs. They like them a lot. Everywhere you look on Offbeat Bride, there are dogs walking down the aisle. On Home, there are posts about dogs, posts with dogs, posts not about dogs at all, but with dogs peeking into the photos anyway. [Editor's note: Even the Associate Publisher Megan has a pit bull mix.] There are all kinds of dogs, and there are all kinds of people, and some people have their types. For me, bully breeds are where it's at. In a way, bullies are the most offbeat of dogs.


Megan-simple turkey dog treats, for the gluten-free pups

These are so ridiculously easy to make. They're great for squishing pills into, which is why I make them (just make sure to shred them really small so you get the right consistency or else the finished treats will fall apart). My dogs love them, and I love knowing exactly they are eating. Here's how I make them…


I'm struggling to like my dog again

I love my dog, but I don't like him anymore. I used to be able to look past his constant barking, awful separation anxiety that leaves us un-wanted surprises when we get home (we've tried medication and behavior modification), and tendency to knock over our toddler often. I used to get angry with my husband when he would talk about not liking our dog, but now that I'm pregnant with our second, I find myself in the same boat. I don't want my dog to be gone, I just want to enjoy him like I used to.