Merry Beagle Christmas

Merry Beagle Christmas

Sometimes Every year I have this idea that we’ll take this totally adorable “pet pictures with Santa” photo. I think, based on nothing but delusion, that my crazy, fun-loving, slightly spoiled, definitely untrained, beagles will sit all perfectly in...
Rescue Wagon Train

Rescue Wagon Train

I miss writing. That’s maybe a good thing. I hope you miss reading my writing, because I feel like telling a story. And it’s a dog story. Last week I received a message from a friend who does dog rescue (yeah, yeah, that sentence could start a lot of my...
Daphne Should Try Out For The NBA

Daphne Should Try Out For The NBA

In case you’ve been missing Daphne and Percival…here’s a little live action for you. I rarely remember to video them, but they also rarely play together. So once this started up, I grabbed my phone. Little did I know what drama was going to unfold....
Less Woe-i-some (or Writers Woes Part 3)

Less Woe-i-some (or Writers Woes Part 3)

[This is part 3. It will make more sense if you’ve read Part 1 and Part 2.] A conversation I overheard during the Travel Writers and Photographers Conference: 1st Woman: “Did you meet the king?” 2nd Woman: “No, he was too sick. Did you?” 1st Woman: “Yes,” she...
Writer Woes (With Dogs)- Part 2

Writer Woes (With Dogs)- Part 2

[You read part 1, right? NO? Okay, read that first… we’ll wait for you.]   Yeah, so, I went to the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference. Or, in my case, I leaped out of the “yeah, this travel memoir isn’t for us” frying pan into...
Writer Woes — Part I

Writer Woes — Part I

When we last chatted (or, um, I posted, you read), I was headed off to a glorious month of writing in Paso Robles. Yeah, um…not so fast. Turns out, I’m not a writer. Sure, right, I’ve been a really crappy blog writer. But recently I’ve hit a hard, painful, wall...
A Writing Retreat– With Dogs

A Writing Retreat– With Dogs

Today I depart for Paso Robles for a month long writing retreat. A month. I can hardly believe it. The beagles will be with me, and Chris and different friends will be with me from time to time. And for a few days I’ll be in Corte Madera at the Book Passage...
He’s Having A Birthday

He’s Having A Birthday

Someone is Having A Birthday! This little goofball, our little Percy-Pie is five years old today. Five! He still acts so much like a puppy that it’s hard to imagine he’s already 5.  But, yep. Born June 4, 2011 and kept at a research laboratory in Northern...
My Fantasy Life

My Fantasy Life

I have a very rich fantasy life. No, not that kind. The kind where I hang on to this idea of what my life will be like shortly, with just a few adjustments. In that life, I do yoga regularly (therefore, in that life I’m also substantially thinner), I walk the...
Doo- Doo- Doodlebutt

Doo- Doo- Doodlebutt

Three years ago today (March 24) this girl sashayed her way into our lives. I think many of you knew on that very day that she was with us to stay. But I still thought we were fostering her. That it was too soon after Seamus’s passing to even think about another...