Auffenpinscher/Schnauzer mix, black dog,

Better than Katrina

When hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding occurred in New Orleans in 2005, we heard tragic stories of people and their pets. People were shown trying to smuggle their pets into the evacuation buses, where they were refused admittance. Some left their animals behind, while others refused to […]

Place of Refuge, offering

Love, Like a Rock

I want to thank someone dear to me for providing such a wonderful example of being a good mother. Her adult daughter was unhappy in her marriage and made some long-lasting choices while leaving that marriage. It ended with a divorce and a new baby by a new […]

One Lovely Blog Award

When it Rains, it Pours!

Today, Theresa Silverthorn, from Beyond the Pear Tree, nominated me for The Versatile Blogger, Very Inspiring Blogger, One Lovely Blog, and Sunshine awards today! Holy Crap! I was stunned! Thank you, Theresa. She was one of the first to welcome me to WordPress, and I appreciate that courtesy. […]

cactus flower

Shutting the door, Leaving it unlocked

In elementary school, I was proud of my childish artwork, but no one noticed it. Nothing got saved, or framed; I had no talent. Even now, as an adult, I feel frustrated at the beautiful compositions that I can imagine which my hands can’t execute. My handwriting is […]

spiral petroglyph, rock carving, V-V ranch, Arizona

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Last year, I planted my first garden in many, many years. I let it grow a little wild, to see how it would develop with minimal intervention. I enjoyed it, but we had more foliage than vegetables, so I know I need to add something different to the […]

taro fields, Kauaii Hawaii

What a concept!

Give it to me BIG! I really, really need the big picture first. I’m a conceptual thinker and mistakenly think that everyone is this way, when only about 1/4th the population is this way. I took a class recently with an instructor that was decidedly NOT a big […]

Auffenpinscher/Schnauzer mix, black dog, walking harness

Brave Little Garnet!

I introduced Garnet, my schnauzer mix, in “Heart to Heart Resuscitation”. She was a shy dog, who came to us abused and frightened. Someone thoughtfully and sensitively suggested that I use clicker training to assist my dog in becoming more confident (Fearful dogs blog). I have to say […]