Resolving Puppy Ringworm

Montana is not known as a humid state, in fact for eight of the twelve months it is dry and cold, and with our elevation, add a bit more dry and cold to that. The air is generally so dry it sucks out any moisture I may be hoarding in my own skin, and ages…

THREATS

Dogs would never meet me if it wasn’t for their people setting up the appointment. So by the very nature of my business, I meet well-intentioned people that want to learn more about their dogs. And in turn I get to spend my days with dogs, the least confusing part of my life. This is…

FEAR BASED INFORMATION

FEARWe all go through a spectrum of emotions in our daily lives, some of us more than others. Fear is one such emotion that is pre-programmed into all animals and people as an instinctual response to potential danger. Potential danger can be something tangible in the environment, or through a source of information. FEAR BASED…

THE SACRED – UNDERSTANDING INSTINCT AND INTUITION

January 10th, 2020 – the first full moon of the new year and what is known as the Wolf Moon. This moon asks us to use intuitive instinct in soft ways. A full moon conveys a kind of creativity that is born from veiled magic, made known to us through light and shadow. The full…

LOWER MOTOR NEURON EVENTS / DISEASE

THE POSSIBILITIES FOR RHUMB – After the initial neuro-exam, these were the possibilities that we were told she could have. DEFINITION – The upper motor neurons originate in the brain and travel downward to connect with the lower motor neurons. The latter localize both in the brainstem and the spinal cord and are the mediators…

Powder Day!

We are a couple of months into winter, and for sure we have had snow, but no big dumps, until last night. We woke up to a blue bird sky, sparkly diamond snow, no wind, and a perfect kind of cold. After duck chores and shoveling patios and driveways, it was time to enjoy the…

seeds and dogs and and and …

I get so excited in the mornings during gardening season. To water or not? To check the soil or pull weeds? Eat some raspberries when passing by, nibble on some sweet basil, eat some more raspberries while I look for my dogs toys that must be in the yard someplace? Picking some cucumbers, parsley, and a…

It’s a TONGUE thing …

If you are into canine body language than you are one of those persons on this planet that is hyper aware of how a dog uses their tongue. A student of the tongue more or less. It is one of the first overt body language signals a new dog trainer learns to observe, in social…

she who must be obeyed …

My garden is looking quite wild this morning, and if I stand for just long enough, I can see each plant grow an inch or two. My coffee is darn near perfect. My kids have been for a long run and are now picking raspberries. Our kitchen is looking like a garden farmy kind of disaster,…

THE OFFICE – part 6

Rhumb was peacefully reading away before this mornings office meeting, and was at a really great point in the story when the Boyz showed up. Not ready to put the book down, and wanting to buy another twenty minutes or so, she looked up, told them they smelled boy funky and should go take a…