Ruby Jackson is a 9-year-old labradoodle who enjoys swimming, modeling, and lying at Papa’s feet as he types up blog posts. She is a well-behaved girl who favors clean prose and minimal hyperbole.


Murphy Brown is a goldendoodle who is almost 3 years old. She is the hellion of the house who craves excitement and attention. She taps Papa’s forearm while he’s typing and urges him to have a bourbon and throw the ball for a while. She often is the inspiration for Papa’s hyperbole and anecdotes.

Murphy and Ruby are proud members of a private club, Bar K, where they socialize off leash while Papa socializes at the bar.