Mark Friday, May 3 on your calendar!  That’s the day for…

Max’s Helping Paws Foundation’s 2nd Annual
“Paws for a Cause” Gala

Casablanca on the Coast” at Spanish Bay, Ca.

Financial circumstance should never decide a companion pet’s fate. Max’s Helping Paws Foundation provides a financial lifeline for responsible pet owners with a pet in a health crisis.

To learn more about this amazing organization, the work they do, and how you can be a part of their mission, and attend Casablanca on the Coast” at Spanish Bay, May 3, check:  



In our village of poets, painters and photographers…

Writers such as Robinson Jeffers, Jack London, Mary Austin and Robert Louis Stevenson, have toiled over every aspect of mankind. Sadly, little as been said about canine-kind. Apparently it is far easier to examine the good, the bad and the ugly of the human comedy.

But what of the canine comedy?

It’s all there in…

Life is Good. I’m a Dog… And You’re Not!

–Four-legged Lessons for a Day Well Lived–

By best-selling Carmel author, Mark Oman,
with photographs
by Liz Stavrinides.

– Available here, March 30, 2019 –

According to Mark, a life-long golfer now in remission, “Several years ago, I kicked the habit and took up with a seductive, brown-eyed 13-pound wild woman, Winifred. Truly, we humans have a lot to learn from our furry family…”

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And then you can sniff out the killer in the Carmel love story screenplay:

Murder, Misfits & Mutts 

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Check out this Sneak Preview!


DATELINE: Carmel, Ca.

Five-thirty in the evening. Enjoying a glass of Panilonco Merlot Malbec from Trader Joes.  I turn and smile at my five-year-old terrier mix rescue, Winifred, sprawled on the couch, head between paws. We lock eyes. And I can’t help thinking…

Am I the only one who looks in the eyes of his dog and knows exactly what she’s thinking?

Good. Then you understand.  I have no doubt Winifred does her damnedest to remind me how lucky I am to have her as my teacher. Her look is unmistakable: So many things to be thankful for. Get with the program, Oman!

I’m working on it. Give me a break, girl. I’m only human!

Of course, that is exactly the problem. I’m human. Winifred’s a dog.  As someone very wise once said, “the teacher will appear when the student is ready.”  And boy was I ready three years ago when Winifred picked me out of the primates wandering past her pen at a Monterey County SPCA adoption event.  As I walked past, her eyes flashed, Where do you think you’re goin’? That’s right. I’m lookin’ at you, sweetheart…

Celebrate America’s Most Dog Friendly Town with the…

Carmel Wine, Dine, Wag ‘n Woof Walkabout™


Wine, Dine, Wag ‘n Woof your tails around Carmel-by-the-Sea with exclusive money-saving discounts and complimentary goodies at 19 people-pleasing and pooch-approved wine tasting rooms, restaurants, select retailers & canine services. Over $400 in Savings! 

To learn more click here:  Carmel WDWW Walkabout

Winnie's Pooch Preferred Purveyors

Sand Dollar Dog Company

A coastal canine lifestyle boutique. Head-wear,
apparel and pawsome Holidays Specials!

A.Herman Dog Therapist/Animal Communicator

Adrienne is an intuitive healer and dog listener
who can help you understand your dog better.

Carmel Country Inn

Carmel’s most pet-friendly B & B with 1/2 bedroom
suites, fireplaces & luxury baths.

Alpha Dog PR

Professional Writing, Public Relations Consulting,
Blogging and Social Media.

Diggidy Dog Boutique 

The best munchies, playthings and delights.
Diggidy loves dogs more than man himself!

Carmel Road Wines 

Featuring Pinot Noir & Chardonnay, a
Pinot Grigio, Riesling & Rose of Pinot Noir.

Will Bullas

America’s master of  “the fine art of fun!”

Love Dog & Company

Liz Stavrinides’ photos are soulful, uncluttered —
pictures that speak louder than words.

Grasings Restaurant

Ultra fresh ingredients gleaned from California’s Carmel Coast and Valley.

Natural Veterinary Therapy

Healing animals gently, with an emphasis on natural
medicine, in a calm and nurturing environment.


Carmel’s luxury hotel for people and pooches,
featuring spa services and ocean views.

Suds ‘n Scissors

All breeds dog and cat spa, grooming,
boutique and concierge pet service.

Porta Bella Restaurant

Local fresh cuisine, charming, elegant, romantic,
and most accommodating for your
four-legged family members.

Well Scents

Aromatherapy for pets and people, providing
stress relief, anxiety reduction and sleep assistance.

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For more of our Pooch-Preferred Purveyors check out:
Carmel Wine, Dine, Wag ‘n Woof Walkabout!

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.

Author Unknown

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