Don't Tell My HOA We Have Chickens

 We have chickens.  These aren't just any chickens, they are super fancy, fluffy chickens.  On April 2nd, our "little girls" were born.  We drove to Granbury and picked out three little chicks.  After taking the advice of a friend, we chose three different colors (so we could tell them apart)....more

Cat Colony on the Bluff

Fog socked in the bay, the first hint that the end of summer might be near. Jogging along the path that hems the bluffs, I repeated thankful prayers that the heat might finally be ending. All the talk of pumpkins and colored leaves would no longer make me angry once the heavy blanket of summer temperatures lifted.As I approached the familiar faded sign threatening a $500 fine for anyone who abandons a domestic animal, a moving shape in the brush caught my eye. Slowing down to a walk, I recognized the leonine gait and tiger stripes of a cat....more

How to Stop Your Dog From Eating His Poop

As pet owners, we want our furry loved ones to be healthy and happy. So when we happen to see Fido taking an interest in eating the waste he has left behind, it is only natural for us to feel concerned and want to do something about it....more

Testing the whole "9 lives" thing

Oscar has not only learned to climb and tightrope-walk along the new attic banister... Oscar has learned to love to climb and tightrope-walk along the new attic banister. We are in so much trouble. ...more

7 Tips to Prevent Dog Urine Spots on Your Lawn

If you have a dog, then chances are you also have brown spots on your lawn. This happens because dog urine is rich in nitrogen, which is known to kill grass when concentrated amounts collect over time....more
I use Dog Rocks in my dogs water bowl, and my lawn is now patch free!more

“Greenhorns” Lose a Chicken

The Chronicles of a WannaBe Farmer but Never a Butcher Summer of 1998 (remembering the past)I’ve heard that “we live and [hopefully] learn,” but most often, as it seems to happen, we learn the hard way....more
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Runaway Emotion

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How to celebrate your dog's Birthday!

Our Yellow Labrador Belle had a birthday this week. She is now 6! Our family is crazy about our dogs, so of course we had to let her celebrate!How do you celebrate a dog's birthday?  I'm so glad you asked.......1. Take her to her favorite Theme Park...more

Accidents Happen: Tips For Cleaning Pet Mess On The Carpet and Upholstery

When you own a pet, accidents happen. You leave the house clean and tidy, but when you come home and open the door, you are struck by an odor that says something has gone terribly wrong.   Thoroughly cleaning pet stains from carpet and upholstery can be a difficult and time consuming chore, but doing it correctly is worth the extra effort. A half-baked cleanup job will not only make your home look and smell dirty but areas that have lingering dog waste or urine will attract your pet back to the same spot, where he will go again—and again—and again!  ...more

Utmost Confidence

Every morning, I take Max and Emma for their morning walk between 6:00 and 6:30 a.m.  At that time of morning, I'm barely coherent as I haven't had my coffee yet!Max is almost 16 years old.  He's all business in the morning.  He goes about his business immediately.  He spends the rest of the walk smelling whatever dog has walked the same way in the last day.  Granted, he's blind now and smell is what he does best!!...more