How & Why to Absolutely Love Spiders!

Arachnophobia is the most common creature-based phobia on the planet – though it clearly doesn’t bother me. For some reason I’ve always had a fascination with spiders. I don’t find them creepy, even as I peer into their four sets of eyes, or watch them scurry on their eight, sometimes hairy, legs. I see God’s creativity, and in some cases, sense of humor....more

Read This Before You Give a Bunny or Chick for Easter

Live animals don’t belong in Easter baskets. As adorable as baby bunnies, chicks, and ducks may be, they aren’t great gifts. They require an intense level of care and have life expectancies of up to around 20 years. ...more
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Our Kitty’s Boot Lace Incident

I’ve been pretty quiet on my blog for awhile, so it’s time to check in.Today I want to dedicate some time to a company called All About Animals....more

A Mouse In My House

Pretend we’re meeting for lunch to discuss all of the fun adventures we had over Thanksgiving break.  Here’s what I MIGHT tell you:...more

Loving an old man dog

Maybe if I lay on it, she won't try to put it on me again."You have to live forever," I told our then-12-year old Maltese-Bijon, Goliath....more

Why I Like Animals More Than People

There’s an old family saying coined by my grandfather that goes, “You know I never did care much for people, but I sure do love critters.” It’s generally followed by one relative or another telling a story about a dog or cat they’ve rescued and an overly dramatic tale of heroics and bravado that went into it....more

Foto Friday - Animals

I love animals. I don’t know really anyone, who doesn’t love animals. But more importantly, I love photographing them. I love capturing them individually. I love capturing a particular element of them. I love capturing their bond with a person. I love capturing their bond with a fellow animal. I just love everything about them....more

fence repair & a naughty bison

We have a young  buffalo and he is so naughty. As his human parents we are just as silly, though. learned, dreams fulfilled, adventures shared~Marie at the Lazy W ...more

Heading to PA for Nature and Spiritual Rest

Friday we are setting out for our woodland summer cottage on a small lake in PA. The cabin is right next to the water and we see lots of wildlife. Every night, we canoe to the wild end of the lake and see a bold eagle pair that have nested there for 7 years. We also see beaver and a Great Blue Heron, turtles and deer. Occasionally, we see the black bear and cubs. We keep a good distance from her. It is a place of spiritual renewal, rest and wellness. I will also continue to work at marketing my book, Enfolded in Silence/A Story in Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma in Childhood....more

Going to the Dogs!

Supporting your local animal shelter is a great service project for kids and adults alike....more