Last weekend we hung out with friends who work with my husband. Several of the couples have had babies in the last year. There was much passing back and forth of the two youngest babies along with conversations about human baby topics. Every adult wanted their turn at holding the adorable babies. They smelled them,… Continue reading A Puppy Momma In a Baby Conversation
Last week I swore off the local park. I promised myself that, at least in the warmer months, I would take Jackson and Tinkerbell to various local and state parks that offered more of a woodsy experience instead of encounters with irresponsible dog owners and random items of trash that my dogs find much faster… Continue reading How to Get Gum Off a Labrador Paw (And Other Things That Happened on Our Walk Today)
Earlier this month my husband and I went out of town for several weeks to spend time with my family in Florida and to go to our beloved Disney World. This annual trek is so precious because it is our time to be together without anyone needing anything from us and we get to put… Continue reading Our Newest DogSitter
I thought about that for awhile and realized that I've been participating in self care since that day in 1976 that I wrote about in my book, when I learned the beauty of having a dog as my best friend. It turns out that my dogs are my self care, and I bet that they fall into that category for so many of the readers of this blog and dog owners everywhere.
My husband and I celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary earlier this week, and I was thinking about the vows that we took on that day in 2009. Like most couples these days we wrote our own personal vows that we spoke to each other and exchanged rings to the traditional words, "in sickness and in… Continue reading Vows, Comfort and Familiarity