Terrier Felicitations
Apr09

Terrier Felicitations

Yesterday the news broke that fashion designer, Tom Ford, and his longtime partner and former editor of Women’s Wear Daily, Richard Buckley, had married. While it’s a wonderful reaffirmation of the rightness of marriage equality that this loving couple of 27 years can finally marry, that’s not why their wedding is significant to Left Coast Cowboys. You see, Tom Ford and Richard Buckley are true Terrier Peeps. In case...

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A Big Terrier Shout-Out
Aug10

A Big Terrier Shout-Out

It might be going a bit too far to say that one can never have too many Smooth Fox Terriers. Although Andy, perhaps after too many glasses of Rhone wine, has been known to muse on how fun it would be to have a whole herd of Smoothies running around our place in Sonoma. (So would we then have to change the name to Two Dozen Terrier Vineyards?) But one thing is undisputed: you can’t have enough Smooth Fox Terrier posts on the...

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People, People Who Love Terriers
Aug08

People, People Who Love Terriers

I’m sure Barbra Streisand would tell us, “They’re the luckiest people in the world.” That’s because Terrier People stick together with a tenacity that is, well, positively terrier-like. And I believe no Terrier People have more solidarity than Smooth Fox Terrier People. We share the pride of owning the dogs often called “The Aristocrats of the Terrier Group”. But we also have a chip on our...

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A Damned Fine Terrier!
Jun03

A Damned Fine Terrier!

I’ve noted how, at its best, the Internet can bring together people across hundreds of miles to be virtual next door neighbors. Did I tell you it also has the power to set up a giant virtual dog park? In the course of writing this blog, the terriers, who are much more glamorous than I am, have picked up fans from all over the world. Soon they had Doggie Internet Pen Pals, most of them Smoothies but some of other breeds. One of...

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Stop Taking the Terrier Name in Vain!
Aug19

Stop Taking the Terrier Name in Vain!

Why can the media just not get terriers right? First there is the deplorable tendency to think that Jack Russells are the only terriers, when the terrier cognoscenti know that Smooth Fox Terriers are the best terriers. Hollywood even swaps in Jack Russells in the movie versions of books that were famously about Fox Terriers. (The director of My Dog Skip has still not been forgiven in this household.) So farĀ  A Single Man director Tom...

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A Celebrity Blog Encounter
Jul29

A Celebrity Blog Encounter

The terriers are so beside themselves they can barely concentrate on their chew toys. Our blog has been visited by a celebrity. No, make that THE celebrity — at least if you are in the Smooth Fox Terrier world. You’ll remember, in this post, I told you about the definitive Smooth Fox Terrier movie of the decade. I could go out on a limb and say A Single Man is The Citizen Kane of Smooth Fox Terrier movies. But I think...

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A Single Man. Two Excellent Terriers.
Jul12

A Single Man. Two Excellent Terriers.

Many have praised designer Tom Ford’s directorial debut, A Single Man. The most common thing I hear is, “although the main character is gay, this is not a gay movie”. Excuse me critics. All wrong. True, this is not a gay movie. This is a Smooth Fox Terrier movie — maybe the best we’ve seen this decade! Yes, Tom Ford should be lauded — lauded, I tell you — for having the courage to make a movie...

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