Abigail Hope

I was born on St. Patrick's day 2007. I'm an old doggie, but young at heart.

The wrong side of the door -Dog Abby

Dog Abby, I am in love with my coworker. He doesn’t know it, and I could never tell him, but he fills my every thought — to the point that work is getting very difficult for me. To make things worse, we are both married. I  know that it would be a terrible thing for …

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Should Social Media stop you from being social? -Dog Abby

Dog Abby, A couple of years ago, I had a falling out with some friends on social media. Since then, I have found out that a mutual friend of ours died. I got an invitation from my friend’s family to attend the funeral, but I know several of these former friends of mine will also …

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Jailbird Vern has gotta fly free – Dog Abby

I did a short stint in jail for a minor offense 10 years ago. As I sat there in my lonely cell, I made myself a promise that I would straighten out my life and “do the right thing.” Since then, I have worked hard to improve my life. I gave up drugs and alcohol, …

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Can’t pick her man – Dog Abby

Dog Abby, I am a 27 year-old straight female who is just about to finish college. I am ready to settle down and begin a family. The problem is that I am in love with two men, both of whom have hinted that they might soon pop the question. Each knows about the other, but …

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Insecure boss makes work hell – Dog Abby

Dog Abby: I work at a small software company. Our manager recently left for a position at a rival firm. Everyone on our team liked him. He was always clear about what he expected from us and set high standards, but he gave us a lot of leeway in other aspects of the job as …

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Mrs. Kravitz kvetches

Dog Abby, My next-door neighbors and I have been very close friends for years. The husband recently left town for an extended business trip. He had been away for about a week when an apparent friend of the wife’s showed up at the door. She left arm-in arm with him. These “dates” have been going …

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Tone-deaf in church

Dog Abby, We attend a small church in a rural town. One of our parishioners, an influential woman in the town, has her children performing in the praise team. The daughter is a competent pianist and guitar player. The son is a vocalist. The problem is that he’s not a good vocalist. In fact, let …

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Dad needs to grow up and let son enjoy life – Dog Abby

Dog Abby, My son and “Robbie” have been best friends since they were babies. They are both now in 5th grade. I have been friends with Robbie’s mom and dad for several years. Robbie’s parents are now in the middle of a divorce that has recently turned rather nasty. Robbie has always been a cheerful …

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Dog Abby, advice from a Golden

Once bitten – Dog Abby

Dog Abby: My wife was in a horrible car accident about 10 years ago. She refuses to drive anymore, which is okay with me. What I find irritating is that, when I’m driving her anywhere, she gasps and recoils at every single thing. I’m typically a nervous wreck after 15 minutes in the car with …

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Dog Abby, advice from a Golden

Mean Teacher needs Training – Dog Abby

Dog Abby, My son came home in tears yesterday, claiming that his teacher insulted him. I want to believe this is not the case, but this teacher has developed a reputation in town for belittling students who have difficulty with the pace he sets. Should I confront him? Mad Dad in Manhattan Beach   Dear …

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