Border Collie VS Australian Shepherd

Trying to decide between Australian Shepherds and Border Collies?

While there are many similarities, as these breeds both come from the Herding Group, there are also some significant differences.

The following graphic is what the AKC has to say about both breeds:

Border Collies vs AussiesBreaking this all down in real life, what does this mean? What are the differences between Australian Shepherds and Border Collies? Superficially, it means things like both are herding dogs with keen intelligence and an astounding work ethic.

Aussies are a little bit more ruggedly built, they always have a double coat, they have fewer colors from which to choose. Both will shed year-round. Both […]

By |2021-05-10T12:11:55-04:00May 10th, 2021|Life|0 Comments

Best White Noise Machine

I woke up in the middle of the night last night. Once awake, it can take me forever to get back to sleep. I was dreading the next few hours.

That was until, laying next to me in the dark, I heard Finn purring and Wink snoring.

Best white noise machine ever.

By |2021-03-02T09:20:28-05:00February 25th, 2021|Happiness is..., Life|0 Comments

Tis the Season

holiday card

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy–and healthy–holiday season.

As 3 feet of snow lay on the ground and the temp is 5 degrees, it makes me think of all of the creatures outside who are doing their best to cope and stay alive. I do what I can to provide sources of food and shelter for them.

Likewise, I am thinking of all of the families who have been hardest hit by Covid and may also be struggling for food and shelter. I have also done what I can to provide sources of food and shelter for them–by donating food, clothes, and money.

This holiday season, […]

By |2020-12-19T10:07:40-05:00December 18th, 2020|Life|0 Comments

The Question of the 21st Century

If you’ve been a reader of this blog, it will be no surprise that I’m in the camp that’s happy Biden won. I am also keenly aware that nearly half of our country feels as bereft and depressed as I did when Trump won 4 years ago. I am saddened by this divide.

I think the bigger question is how does America get off this seesaw. Is the political rift so deep and irreparable that we really need to figure out how to become two countries?

Or is there a way back to civility, reasoned discussion, politicians on both sides of the aisle who can compromise for the good of the country and fact-based news instead of info-tainment, so that we can […]

By |2020-12-29T12:43:05-05:00November 9th, 2020|Life, spirituality|0 Comments

If I were King, Small Fonts…

… would be stricken from the hard drives of all computers. Any type size less than 12 px would be illegal. Punishment would be swift and fair. Abusers would immediately find themselves needing +2.75 magnification reading glasses in order to be able to read.

What is it with Web and Blog designers? Are they all 10-year-olds with 15/15 vision? Many of the font sizes I come across on different sites are smaller than the type used in ad disclaimers used for the “fine print.” Please, people, looks are one thing, but if we can’t read it–I’ll speak for myself–if I can’t read it without straining my eyes, I’m outta there.

By |2020-10-28T09:35:18-04:00October 28th, 2020|Life|0 Comments

Finding the Truth in the Time of Alternative Facts and Fake News – It Can Be Done

Wooden blocks forming words "Fact" and "Fake"

We’ve come to live in a complicated, splintered world where not all realities are shared equally anymore. For instance, in this age of Trump, one can choose the option of “alternative facts.” The divisiveness that is happening in this country (and around the world) is like nothing I’ve seen in my lifetime. As someone who works hard at being clear and living a spiritual life, this is more than disconcerting.

At least in the US, the generally accepted practice has been that one should neither discuss politics nor religion in polite company. While there’s a problem with that view as well, it wasn’t based on fear; fear […]

By |2020-12-29T12:39:19-05:00July 24th, 2020|Life, spirituality|0 Comments

Graidy 2003-ish — May 13, 2020

The first day I met Graidy at Glen Highland Farm Rescue.

Whenever I think of Graidy, this is the pose I think of him in the most. Facing out, looking off into the distance. In fact, this is the first vision I had of him before I even met him. I wrote this story as fiction because it’s pretty fantastical about how he found me. But every word of it is true.

Border Collie laying in grass

This is my favorite photo of him. It captures how I feel about him. A shimmering light in my […]

By |2020-05-20T10:46:38-04:00May 20th, 2020|.My Dogs and Me, Life|0 Comments
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