Wishing You Happy Holidays

From our family to yours — wishing all the happiness the holidays may bring.

King Charles Cavalier wearing santa hat

*No animals were harmed in the making of this photo. : )

While Wink doesn’t seem like he looks very happy, he’s really just impatiently eying the treat being held for him off-camera and would like to be released as soon as possible to nab it.

By |2017-11-20T09:39:21-05:00December 21st, 2017|Just Dogs, Life|1 Comment

Net Neutrality Vote December 14 – Tomorrow. Make Your Voice Heard!

Act Now! Save the Internet as We Know It!

Comcast, Verizon and AT&T want to end net neutrality so they can control what we see and do online. They want to gut FCC rules, and then pass bad legislation that allows extra fees, throttling and censorship. But Congress can put a stop to all of this.

This week, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on the future of net neutrality. Whether you’ve been following the political back and forth, skimming the headlines, or struggling to decode acronyms, the decision will have an impact on what we can do online (and who can afford to do it). Because the internet has effectively been free and open […]

By |2017-12-13T13:54:36-05:00December 13th, 2017|Life, Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Time to Stop Living Like There’s No Tomorrow

This is not a political blog. And I’m not one to try to shove my views down others’ throats. Unless it’s about positive dog training and responsible dog ownership. Then–guilty as charged.

But how can anyone look at where our country is headed and not see this?


Road with section washed out

Don’t know about you, but I sure am tired of the BS coming out of Washington that’s trying to  pass as, “Really, us blowing up health care and giving tax breaks to the super rich is good for you. Just trust us. And, of course, absolutely everything else anyone says to the contrary is fake news.”

Yeah, because 24 million people losing health care […]

By |2017-11-18T13:01:56-05:00November 30th, 2017|Life|0 Comments

How to Tell if the Moon is Waxing or Waning

Here’s a simple way to tell if the moon is growing toward full or waning toward new.

Just remember that “C” is the 3rd letter of the alphabet which is lower (smaller) than “D,” the 4th letter of the alphabet, which is higher (bigger). So when the curve of the moon makes a “C,” it’s waning. And when the curve makes a “D,” it’s waxing.

C = #3 (less than #4)- Waning – loosing light toward New Moon

D = #4 (greater than #3)- Waxing – growing in light toward Full Moon

Because you should know.

moon phases


By |2017-11-16T09:01:47-05:00November 16th, 2017|Life|0 Comments

Autumn Light

Autumn Sky

This is my favorite time of year. There is something about the kaleidoscope of colors mixed with the ephemeral light that quickens my spirit.

And the pond is one of my favorite views on our property. It’s been a kind of touchstone for our family, in part, because we’ve gazed upon it — and the parade of animals that visit it daily — for more than two decades.

I took this shot because it was the play of light that captivated me. I could imagine a 19th century water-colorist laying down the last strokes before folding up his easel and naming his painting “Autumn Light.” All it needs to complete the pastoral scene […]

By |2017-10-25T19:30:56-04:00October 25th, 2017|Life|0 Comments