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 […]

buffalo skull; Bighorn Medicine Wheel offering

Bighorn Medicine Wheel

We returned to The Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark after a 15-year absence. The mile and a half hike to the site seemed easier this time, and we didn’t run into the same violent afternoon storms as we did last time. Of course, we went a little earlier […]

red fox

What a Fox!

It was just an innocent walk to a sacred site in the Big Horn mountains of northern Wyoming. We hadn’t even gone very far when I heard a marmot alarming to our right. I was a bit surprised because the marmots was a comfortable distance away and we […]