Win a YEAR OF THE DOG Bracelet Set!

Friday, February 16 marks Chinese New Year and, in 2018, this ushers in the YEAR OF THE DOG! (Irie and Tiki think that every year is Year of the Dog so I haven’t told them otherwise!) To… [[ This is … Continue reading

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Still Sweater Weather: 9 Pullovers I Love

1. Blue Melange Knit Sweater   |   2. Pom Pom Pullover Sweater (also shown in top photo)  |  3. Rib Knit Sweater in Gray (on sale for $ 19.99!)  |  4. Mustard Pom Pom Hem Sweater   |  5. Oversized Scoop … Continue reading

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Dog Training – It's All About the Relationship

Photo by AndyMcLemore Your dog’s behavior doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase (or seen it written here): “The dog is always right”? The reason is that dogs are simply responding to what is happening in their … Continue reading

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Gray foxes can have blue eyes

This is something that hasn’t been mentioned anywhere, but gray foxes (Urocyon) can have blue eyes: Source. And another (perhaps the Western version, which might be a distinct species): Source. Most of them have very dark brown eyes, and you … Continue reading

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Easy Rise and Shine Smoothies

Thank you McCormick for sponsoring this post. Visit your local Wal-Mart to pick up McCormick Good Morning Breakfast for your family! I know I’ve talked a lot around here about my feelings on the importance of eating healthy breakfasts as … Continue reading

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Marmots don’t predict the weather

A yellow-bellied marmot can’t predict the weather. Its cousin, the groundhog, can’t either. I have not written anything about this in a while, but those of you who live outside of North America need to know something: Every Candlemas, local … Continue reading

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Community Rallies Around Heroic Pit Bull

Photo Credit: The Happy Pet Vet Gun violence is terrifying and often deadly. Thankfully, one dog in Chiloquin, Oregon saved the day when there was a shooting in late October. Because of his heroic actions, although one man was sent … Continue reading

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Stairs are not mountains

These Bernese Mountain Dogs may be able to climb mountains, but household stairs have them flumoxed! Wishing you a weekend filled with no mountains to climb (unless that’s your thing, than have at it)! Until next time, Good day, and … Continue reading

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Emmylou Harris Joins Best Friends Campaign

Fans of country music, canines and cats are singing the praises of Emmylou Harris! The entertainment icon, who will be honored with the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the… [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for … Continue reading

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The Universe’s Plans, Valentine Cards, & Other Random Thoughts

How’s that for a post title? I received an email last week from a long time reader who said she had no idea we had a card/art shop and was so excited to discover it, which I have to admit … Continue reading

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