RIP Horny Toad.

Anne Kimball Bringing Borya Home RIP Horny Toad.   ...more

My Darling Rescue

Both of my dogs are rescues.  As anyone with a rescue knows, they come with their own set of quirks!  Here lately, Max's have been in the forefront....more

Life Lessons From the Coop

 We lost Salt this weekend. When we decided to add chickens to our menagerie, I knew the risks. We live in a subdivision, but we also live in a forest. A river borders our property. And we've always loved spying wildlife in our backyard. Deer. Possums....more
 @BlueRoseMama Hi Val! I adore that your sweet baby learned to say "hi" to the chickens--that's ...more

Pudd'in vs Dad – A New Kind of War

Pudd'in vs Dad – A New Kind of War  Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.  ~Mark Twain...more

Animal Lover Part III: The Duck Wars (or Our Adventures in Omnivorous Pet Husbandry)

I originally published this post back in September, when no one read my blog but my parents and three personal friends. I am now re-publishing it because of the enormous demand for human interest blog pieces about ducks. I think it can really make a difference. (It can't, but you should read it anyway.) ...more

Animal Lover Part II: The Empire Quacks Back

 Devin (Devy Ducks), 2006...more

Peace of Mind!

You know, so often I only pop on here to complain.Well, today I have decided I needed to share a Good Day!Today, we flew to Sedona!It was a GOOD DAY!!People were pleasant.They smiled.  They joked!Heck, I even needed to put my watch in a strangers container VERY QUICKLY before I got scanned and mostly likely DETAINED for setting the scanner off! I turned to the guy behind me and said, “Do you mind if I put my watch with your stuff, mind has slid through.”He answered, “No problem, you go right ahead.”...more

Animal Lover Part I: The Saga Begins

I originally published this post back in December of 2010, when no one read my blog but my parents and my pet cat. It is actually pretty good. But it is very long. So, with a nod to Star Wars, I am breaking it into a trilogy and re-publishing it. Enjoy! ...more

Just More Meat in Motion?

Over the break I (re)noticed two important things about my giant-arsed dog....more

5 Pet Safety Tips During the Holidays

From my home to yours: Merry Christmas, Friends! Hope you are enjoying time together with family and friends this holiday.Seems like I write a great deal about fun things for people during the holidays. Here's a special message from my dogs that they want you to hear: Five tips to keep your dogs and other pets safe during the holidays:...more