dogs, toy

This week in pictures, 11-30-18

It has been an intense few weeks here as we navigate through Thanksgiving and my husband and I work diligently to redecorate our 5th-wheel trailer. It’s only a year old, but the dark browns and yellows started to get to us, so we are changing the window coverings, […]

standard poodle

River’s Love Story

Almost two years ago, a couple of months after our beloved Nutty passed on, my husband and I decided to get another dog. The family felt very off-balance, just wrong. I am allergic to dogs, so our breed choices are limited. We searched local shelters, and no non-shedding […]

sesonings

Spicing Things Up

Having significant food restrictions to maintain my health hasn’t been any fun. I can’t eat most of my old comfort foods; eating at restaurants is a crap-shoot of undisclosed or forbidden ingredients. Breakfast at a restaurant when I can’t eat eggs or dairy, for example, leaves me with […]

prairie dogs

Blessing of the Animals

October 4 is the day of the Blessing of the Animals, in honor of St. Francis. I am fully on board for blessing animals on this day and every day. This is a metaphysical blessing of all animals, even humans. We ask the God/Goddess/All That Is to bless […]

Cat and reflection

Nami on the Loose!

Nami, our 13-year-old Bengal cat went missing in late July. She is an indoor cat with access to our backyard through the pet door, but our backyard is protected with The Cat Fence . (The current Cat Fence shown in the link looks like prison fencing; our 15-year-old […]

tea leaves

Flavor and Comfort in Every Cup

  I was raised drinking tea, and coffee is out of the question for me; I don’t like the smell and just can’t make myself drink it. I’m happy with tea, but, well, I’d found myself getting bored. Eating is complicated and dull sometimes with food restrictions like […]