Deer, Oh Dear


From the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife website It’s important to note that not all wildlife create conflicts. Although it might not appear so at the time, the animals, which are often referred to as nuisance or problem … Continue reading

Love and Loss

Oh, so sad

My devoted readers will note that I have been terribly remiss in my writing over the past year. When last I shared my thoughts, there was a new little sister in my world.   Scarlett filled my every waking moment … Continue reading

Be Careful What You Wish For


As my readers know, I (along with my human parents) have been considering adding a puppy to our family for some time now. I was reticent at first, but warmed to the idea over time. Well, a lot of things … Continue reading

Origin of the Species


There are lots of theories about how the modern dog came to be. Here’s mine: We were wolves once. Wild and wary. Then we noticed you had couches and bacon and gave belly rubs. Enough said.

Sibling Rivalry

Two Dogs One Stick

Sibling rivalry is a type of competition or animosity among siblings, whether blood related or not.  Siblings generally spend more time together during childhood than they do with parents. The sibling bond is often complicated and is influenced by factors … Continue reading