A Dog's Life

As I sit at my desk this morning, my black lab Max is sound asleep on the couch beside me.  Yes, he's allowed on the furniture.  At the grand old age of thirteen, he's allowed to do whatever he wants. ...more
 @Kraken Me, too!  I personally don't believe that any size dog is too large to be a lap dog!!more

Conversation with My Kid: Killer Sandwiches and Mothernappers

Actual conversation with my 10 year-old son this morning — this is real, folks:My Darling:  [Looking at his Australian Shepherd playing outside]   Aw, look at Foxy.  Ah, I just love her so much, Mom.  I wouldn’t give her up for anything in the world!...more
 @victorias_view Yours, too!? They'd really miss our sandwiches more than they think. lolmore

Cabin Time and Mood Music

Our one night at the cabin yielded a few nice pictures.  When we pulled up Friday night I was greeted with these beautiful clematis.  My clematis were in full bloom with the promise of more to come.  My new peonies were blooming but not very nice so no pictures yet.  ...more

Her Name Was Pudd'in

Her Name was Pudd'in No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.  ~Leo F. Buscaglia...more

One Feral Cat Colony- One Neighborhood's Dilemma

It takes just one irresponsible pet owner to produce a feral cat colony.  According to the statistics from Feral Cat Coalition, a pair of breeding cats which has two or more litters per year, can exponentially produce 420,000 offspring....more

...Coffee and Bunnies...why didn't I think of this?

...the mind wanders to strange places when it's left idling.Lately I have been having serious issues with myself. Self esteem. Self worth. Wondering what I am good at. What I am bad at. Where I need to improve. Why sometimes I feel like I am screaming from the back of the room to a crowd of people wearing ear plugs. Why I don't feel like I measure up. My work, my home life, my abilities as a mom, my abilities as a friend, a partner, a daughter, a sister. Feeling lonely and contained. I don't really know why....more

Easter Aftermath

It's Monday morning, early, like 5:30 and here I sit typing away....more

Conversations With My Boy about Death

It's been nine weeks since we lost Frankie, and for the last seven weeks, here his ashes have resided, with his little box saying Fannie, not Frankie....more

Cookie Visits the Nursing Home

It was a lovely Saturday afternoon. I had just finished 3 loads of laundry, done some grocery shopping, put dinner in the crock pot and worked on a lecture. With the mantra to Put my Own Oxygen Mask on First repeating in my head, I got into my workout clothes and headed to the Y for a work out. My husband had our dog, Cookie with him at the nursing home visiting his Dad....more

Some Animal Lovers Can Sure Be Cruel! (Mummy Monday)

As you know, we’ve had to come to the very difficult decision to find our 12-year-old Husky a new home.  It had nothing to do with lifestyle and not loving her, but rather what was best for her.  Because of her dislike of toddlers, and potential to cause them great harm, or even death, she had been spending her days child-gated into the front entryway.  It was unfair to her to expect her to live like this.  Some things we considered in this decision:1)  Her overall health and happiness...more