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 a sneak preview of the new book,
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, author of Miracle Dogs — Rescue Stories.

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…”

And more excerpts/photos from Life is Good. I’m a Dog… And You’re Not! are in the Holiday issue of Carmel Magazine

And then you can sniff out the killer in the Carmel love story Novella…

 “Murder, Misfits & Mutts!” 

Or for the adventurous, take a peek at the
Murder, Misfits & Mutts screenplay

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 America’s 1st 

PAWlitzer Prize™
Best Dogged LITTER


Congratulations to our Winners, Honorable Mentions, Special Award, and everyone who sent in a heartfelt story of life with their Best Furry Friend Forever — or in some cases,  your pooches’ story about life with you!

The PAWlitzer Awards Celebration is over, but click below to read all the winning stories, and peruse pictures of the Awards Celebration, Oct 14, 2017.

                  Celebrate “The Year of the Dog” with the…


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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