Rhumb Line is ONE YEAR OLD!

Rhumb Line – An arc crossing all meridians of longitude at the same angle. One of the three lines that can be drawn between any two points on the earths surface. All 32 points on the compass. The quickest way home. My Rhumb Line!!! I know that dogs always grow into their names, but this…

The Office – part 4

The Office – part 4 Rhumb was so thrilled for her first ever Halloween prank that she took an extra bone break this morning after sending out an office Memo. “See you all at the office meeting, please don’t be late, take care of marking and sniffing before you come so we can all be productive….

The Office – part 2

THE OFFICE – part 2 First day on the job answering phones and Rhumb started to ‘prank puppy answer’ callers and then hang up, thinking they would call back for more. “who’s your daddy, bet ya don’t know? “yappy new year, shhhh be quiet!” “happy bone day to you…” “yapster dot com, sing me a…

A Midwinters Day Dream

Sometimes you just need to get out, go for a walk, breathe clean perfect air, and appreciate the silence. And sometimes you need to do it all together, with the ones you love. Me, my dogs and children have been working pretty steadily on designing and testing matches for our World Treibball League, re-writing curriculum for our puppy…

it’s the little things…

It’s the little things. Truly. I can go weeks stuck in the big stuff at work. All well intentioned, but just a lot. It can feel like being in a behavioral blender of sorts, emotional vertigo. And then I have a moment with my dogs, a little something, that clears my mind of everything other than the…

Rhumbs first hike …

All of my dogs start hiking in the mountains the first week we bring them home. The hikes may not be long, but they are acclimated to trails, trees, streams, and being with me from the get go. But not Rhumb. When we brought her home as a wee new puppy, exited the car, and…

My Dog Blogs for another Blog, THE DIRT

Well I have been writing away, and not just for my own blog, but for two others. It has been great to share my voice, be part of the conversation, in other venues that don’t necessarily know me. Kind of like a cocktail party of sorts, where you mingle but only virtually, don’t actually drink,…

A Story kind of day …

Sometimes I just like to sit and take photos of my dogs. They do their thing, and I just watch. Today out by our pond, my dog Story stopped on the other side of the fountain and was watching me watching him. … And I fell in love all over again… Nancy

a splash pond kind of day!

It’s been hot for us, and it feels wonderful, but definitely hot. Our dogs are still having fun in the yard, but the real play happens in the pond, and it has been awesome! For those of you new to our dog pond, it was our project last summer. POND PROJECT It’s been wet and…

ode to borage & dogs

So this week is perfect, just perfect. Late night rain, cool early mornings, happy garden, and super happy dogs. The sun is making things quite hot during the middle of the day, but our work is almost always finished by the time I sit down to write. ‘Dirt under your finger nails season’ might be…