Storm Has Arrived!

Storm Has Arrived! They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'  ~Samuel Butler...more

July 4th Challenge: Free Dogs for PTSD Veterans

Soldiers in need, loyal dogs and the 4th of July - does it get more heart-tuggy than that? Dog Bless You, which provides free service or companion dogs to war veterans, especially those affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), has issued a social media challenge leading up to July 4th....more
@ElisaC Cycling for Leader Dogs Trans-America Bicycle Tour June 16–August 4, 2012 ...more

If You See a Dog Locked in a Hot Car This Summer, Say Something.

People who leave their dogs in hot cars is one of my biggest pet peeves.Every year I go out of my mind when I see or hear of someone who left their dog in their car on a hot summer day to run into the store.In the past I have been known to confront these complete strangers with a not so friendly greeting when they arrived back at their automobile that housed an overheated, panting dog, running around in their car.Some of these conversations are more pleasant than others....more

The Orange Building

The Orange Building is back.  Wait, I think the last one was The Green Building, but they accomplish the same thing.  They let the many workmen have a place to go that is not in a corner of my backyard! ...more

Views From My Hammock

Views from my hammock! ...more

The Family Dog

Alex and I had been married for a couple of years. We enjoyed our alone together as newly weds, but when Alex's work schedule kept him away the house seemed empty. And then it struck... puppy fever.The first time I saw her red hair, I knew she was mine. It didn't take long for her to get settled in. We named her Kaiya, "peaceful"....more
I never imagined that I would have a long haired dog, but here we are with the sweetest Golden ...more

Sleeping with Poodles

 I’m a poodle--born on the 18th of July, and almost 6 years old. I’ve decided to jog with the rest of the joggers. What’s that? Mom said to BLOG not jog. Darn and she said my butt looks cute when I jog....more

Run Like a Shorkie

Workout Date: Wednesday May 9 5km Run WARNING: This workout was done withOUT my personal trainer....more
 @FatCat  That's awesome! I could never run with Grando either. Some dogs are not designed for ...more

New App Helps You Identify Potential Pet Poisons

Is your new puppy eating almost EVERY thing it sees? Dogs and cats are naturally curious. Puppies (and grown-up dogs) eat things that look harmless, but are toxic. The Pet Poison Helpline, a 24/7 animal poison control center based in Minneapolis, MN, answers over 100,000 calls a year regarding pet poisonings....more

Back To Work

The staycation is over and it is back to the ole' grind.  It has been a very productive week for me with the painting and planting going on at the cabin.  I'm rested and it will come in handy as Afton arrived back in town for the week.  She is a wonderful whirlwind to have around and I'm going to enjoy every minute of her visit....more