when the common thread is love, it all works

My husband and I had been together for about three years before we were married. We worked, lived, traveled, and played together. He even convinced me that helping him with our house remodel would be a great adventure. I was young and game, and gave it a go. Why not. We were learning about each…

when dogs speak their truth, we should listen

Dogs don’t lie. I’m not sure if they have ‘the ability’ to lie or not, but I have never met a dishonest dog. If there is one species that lives in the moment, truly in the moment, is honest, and speaks his truth, it is the dog. I’ll be quite honest, I think I love…

compassion – born with it, learn it, do dogs have it?

This past week I have been thinking a great deal about compassion. I should also add that I have been put in a position to really give it some deep thought. I think some people use the word, compassion, as freely as they use a word, like say, happy. It’s become somewhat generic in its…

a dog and my heart, stolen

I never thought I would sit down and write about this particular experience, the experience of having my dog stolen, and in turn my heart. It happened some time ago, but the after shocks are still very real. But I was reading some blogs the other day, (yes I love to read just as much…

living with a dog outside of neutral – part 1

This 7 part article series received a DWAA nomination, February 2013! the introduction I have been wanting to sit down and write this for a long time, long time as in years. It’s still very much a relationship in the present, but it is the past that I have been thinking about. I haven’t been…

greatness in being vague

Be curious, not judgmental ~ Walt Whitman Have you ever gone to a dog park without your dog? Just to sit and watch? Watch without judgement? It’s more fun than you might think. I use to do this all of the time. I wanted to watch dogs and their people in action without the association…