The Office – part 8

Everyone said that once Story retired, well he was going to have a great life, but The Office would take a huge dive without him. He was successful, honest, charismatic, a natural leader, and as true as they come. But Story had a plan, and his plan included Rhumb Line. Confidence in her abilities at…

why dog owners should care a whole awful lot about Earth Day, EVERYDAY

So, to start, Happy Earth Day to Everyone! My dogs and I have been out in the garden off an on all morning, gardening, seeding, weeding, pruning, and transplanting. We plant tress every Earth Day on our property, this year we added five more quaking aspens, a luscious pear, and a Mt. Royal plum. Our DANDELIONS are coming up…

my cautious, fearful, Ocean – part 2

Ocean was growing into the most gorgeous dog I could have imagined. Actually, I didn’t know what to imagine. She was the only ‘mostly white’ one in her litter, the rest were black and white like the Border Collie mom, or blue merle like the Australian Shepherd dad. She was changing, and I loved waking…

My Pecha Kucha Night

We have a thriving creative scene here in Bozeman. That is one of the things I love most about living here, besides the mountains, and the snow! One group started a Bozeman Pecha Kucha Night. It’s a Japanese style of ‘chit chat’, the ‘un-conference’. Each presenter gets 20 X 20. That is twenty slides, and…

time poor

When Spore and I started our lives together, we decided that we wanted to live simply. We found out pretty quickly that our vision of simple was quite different. Spore was thinking cave man homesteader, pull away from society, live off the land, tree bark for toilet paper kind of simple. I was thinking no…

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…

my special kind of nurses

Bugger … I don’t get sick often, but when I do I go down fast and hard. I must have picked up some kind of special messed up virus on my recent travels. Yesterday I woke up, normal but a bit on the wonky side, and after an hour on my feet I realized things…

10 year anniversary for Paws & People!

As I get older there is something special about waking up and having a fresh start, but a fresh start that the whole world shares. Happy New Year to everyone! 2013 marks Paws & People, LLC ten year anniversary! Lots of special activities happening this year, and a new focus for our future. I want…

the Male Dog

Humans talking about their own sexuality isn’t easy, speaking in general of course. Maybe because it goes beyond the act of sex and crosses the line of relationship and connection?  In any case we will leave that up to the sex experts the like of Alfred Charles Kinsey to Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Humans talking about…

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…