Puppy Classroom Trade Secret #27

Here we go, between you, me, and the interweb. Puppy parents have questions and I must have the answers. From potty training, to tricks, to hiking off leash, there is a lot of information to share, and share I do. Sometimes the questions are a bit trickier, maybe something about body language, or appropriate food…

Dogs, their rules, snow, and hearts …

It’s early yet, not quite winter, but we have snow, a solid hard frost, eighteen degree mornings, and that yummy feeling of wanting to be in the kitchen making delicious savory anythings, and sipping strong hot black coffee. And every year, there are two things that happen that truly clarify summer is over, and my…

Running Parallel

She is My Perfect. My Rhumb Line. A sexy disaster. She is a hard hitting working dog, tenacious, intense, and determined. When she is with the ones she loves she is as tender as they come. She is my eye gazer, up close and personal, right to the very being of who you are. She…

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…

the greedy gardener… that would be me!

I put my seeds in the ground in early spring (which is late April where I live). I had little polite seedlings pop up a few weeks later. We covered them with our makeshift portable greenhouse domes. They grew little by little. They were sweet and tiny. So, seeing that I had more space, I…

growing your own tap root …

I’ve lived on four continents and have worked in six countries. Where I am right now for sure does not suck, it is gorgeous, but I seriously doubt that it is my resting place. There have been some places that felt like home from the moment I touched the ground, and I didn’t have to try…

sometimes, it’s best to be barefoot and move the hoses yourself

I have a 1/4 acre garden. Not ginormous by any means, but not small either. When you consider that this garden feeds my entire family of four humans for 6 months out of the year, it kind of puts things into perspective though. Small but serious gardeners. We have been ‘bio dynamic’ gardeners for over…

The Office – part 1

I started this series on my facebook page this past August. I have been asked to post where they can be found a bit more easily, as they are currently buried under 5,000 other photos … So I will be transferring them here, bit by bit. Hope you enjoy!   The Office – part 1…

Because he inspires me …

This would have been our fourth Valentines weekend in New York City. I started this blog just over four years ago, and every year I have had one to five articles nominated by the Dog Writers Association of America. They announce the winners in New York City, the night before the Westminster Dog Show, so…