1. Heather says...

    Hi all, this is unrelated to this post, but is anyone else no longer receiving the Cup of Jo weekly newsletter? I haven’t received it in over four months on gmail and I’ve done all the things to make it a safe sender so it’s not blacklisted. Just thought I’d see if anyone else has experienced this! And if yes, resolved it? (I stopped receiving Into the Gloss newsletters at the same time as well, but all other mailing list emails come through. It’s SUCH a mystery.)

    • Maureen says...

      Hi Heather! Our newsletter is currently on pause while we rethink our email strategy. Thank you for reading!

    • heather says...

      thank you! that makes sense now!

  2. mandy says...

    I think Pets fall under the top 5 things I’m always game to talk about. This resonates with me so much.

    I think that pets prove that the world needs more pure, unadulterated kindness in it. Its such a simple concept, being present and loving.

  3. Meredith says...

    I 100% trust my dog’s judgement about people. She hasn’t been wrong yet.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      <3

  4. Keelia says...

    I am laugh-crying while reading this comic because it reminds me so much of my dear dog, Sadie and my now-husband. Sadie was very protective of me back in my single days, and I remember telling my husband ahead of our first date that he should be prepared to be barked at, because Sadie didn’t like it when men would come to my house – particularly men she didn’t know. True to form, when Zack came to my door that night to pick me up, Sadie barked her little head off at him. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a dog treat! She sniffed it, ate it in one gulp, and continued to bark and bark, as if to say “I’ll eat your treat, but you still have to answer my questions!” They became best of friends. Yesterday was Sadie’s last day on earth, after a long decline due to old age. My husband and I were tearily reliving some of her best moments last night. I had forgotten this one until I read this comic. I’ll have to show him tonight…

    • celeste says...

      I’m so sorry for your loss. Sadie sounds like a great dog and your husband is a keeper.

    • Lidia says...

      Oh Keelia, I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s beautiful that you are both reliving her best moments…I can tell she was so well loved and cared for. Wishing you peace during this difficult time.

    • Naseem says...

      I’m so sorry Keelia. Sadie sounds like such a sweet and protective soul. Sending love to you and your husband.

  5. Rue says...

    I only got my dog after my partner and I were together, but if the dog had been there to guide me through the tempestuous process of dating, I bet it would have gone a lot more smoothly for me! (No regrets about where I am now, but the years to get here were really tough.)

    I’m recovering from PTSD and my dog is 1000% my therapy animal. He’s not a trained therapy animal, but he comes up so much for me in sessions as a positive anchor to the present day, which is really critical for post-trauma recovery. Because of how much he helps me just by being patient with me, letting me hold him when I need to, etc, I also feel like he’s so WISE about emotions. I get that he’s a dog and whatever, his capacities are totally different from ours, but I just TRUST his emotional gauges so much. So thank you buddy, for helping me do all kinds of hard work in a hard world.