Category Archives: Odds and Ends

A Free Journal For You And Your Pet

I have a list of seven blog post ideas on my office white board. This isn’t one of them. But I wanted to get this journal I’ve been working on posted. It’s a free guide for anyone interested in trying … Continue reading

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The Antidote For Hate Is Not What You Think

Love does not defeat hate. In fact, if anything, I believe love gives rise to hate. Inevitably, someone, some group will feel they are less loved than the others and ta-da! The seeds of jealousy sprout into a little hate … Continue reading

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How to meditate through the unpleasant

A meditation class at a Buddhist monastery has me thinking about dog poop. Hmmm, let me try that again. A meditation class at a Buddhist monastery has me thinking about picking up dog poop in our yard again. Nope, not … Continue reading

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“One is not sleeping, does not mean they are awake.” – wisdom from a fortune cookie

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The BarkCam App

BarkCam is a free app with a wide variety of sounds that automatically snaps your dog’s picture at the height of their curiosity. Simply point the phone, choose one of 12 unique noises, press the button and the sound plays. … Continue reading

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A handy medical tool…from tennis

I don’t know what we would have done without a Wilson’s tennis wrist band. It made the perfect bandage for Rico’s injured dew claw. I think every dog parent should have one. A few weeks ago, Rico superman slid down … Continue reading

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How To Live With Vultures

There’s something about being at the top of the mountain, literally and metaphorically. Who doesn’t want to feel on top of everything? Even Rico likes the bird’s-eye view of the valley—the river’s stillness, the rolling greenery, the gliding vultures. Yes, … Continue reading

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Why We Should All Want To Be Like Pit Bulls

Animal rescue groups across the country will be celebrating National Pit Bull Awareness Day on October 22! It’s another flattering spotlight on these misunderstood dogs. Isn’t it funny listening to people talk about pit bulls? To one camp, pit bulls … Continue reading

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Is That A Fact?

One lovely morning, Rico and I poked along the wooded trail next to our neighborhood. The insects’ stringed instruments and soprano songs of birds filled our ears. The scent of God knows what filled Rico’s nose. Nature encased us in … Continue reading

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Avoidance

Avoiding unpleasantness. I’ve done it. You’ve done it. The Dalai Lama has probably done it, so we shouldn’t feel bad. I’ve been avoiding this blog like a doctor’s appointment. I know I need to update it. I need to allude … Continue reading

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