Category Archives: Odds and Ends

“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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Before Adopting A New Dog

Roxy passed away just over four weeks ago. So that’s four weeks and four days of agonizing over whether or not to adopt a new dog. After lots of soul-crushing wrestling with reality — accepting that a new dog wouldn’t … Continue reading

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A Sad Good-Bye

Our companion animals teach us the most important life lessons, which is why we should always revere them. Love and take care of them. So it is with a heavy, grieving heart that I tell you I lost my most … Continue reading

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Remembreing To Play Every Day

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