Patience may be a virtue, but….

. It was nearing dinnertime, at least for our Labrador. Hubby and I wanted to get the Christmas tree up first, so we ignored the blatant hints. Tynan’s a patient dog and finally lay down to wait.   . That was hard to ignore! As soon as the tree was secure and before any decoratingContinue reading “Patience may be a virtue, but….”

The example of a dog’s devotion

. Fencing is happening around here this month – the backyard kind with boards, not the kind with swords. When we first moved here we realized fencing the entire acreage was not an option, so we had a 30’ x 50’ dog yard created at one side of the house to contain the canine hordeContinue reading “The example of a dog’s devotion”

Reaching, Stretching… Beyond the Limits of Our Comfort Zone

Today I’m introducing Zeke, the one feline in the family that has escaped my camera until recently.  Whenever we would visit she (yes, Zeke is female) put herself into hiding. She managed very well in her slightly chaotic household until additional people and another canine upset her norm. It wasn’t until our last visit thatContinue reading “Reaching, Stretching… Beyond the Limits of Our Comfort Zone”

Photo Memories of a Special Companion

In Thursday’s comments I promised a few more pictures of Ebby. Now that I am better able to look through her photos without teary eyes, I notice something. From the very beginning she was a “people dog”.  There are very few pictures of her alone, except when the person accompanying her took the photo. Ebby wasContinue reading “Photo Memories of a Special Companion”

Portraying Pets With Personality

Have you ever considered that animals have personalities? We’re on the move this week, visiting some of our family in BC’s Okanagan and Kootenays. All our families include dogs (although there is one cat among the canine crowd), and all of them get along well with each other. They may not tolerate the intrusion ofContinue reading “Portraying Pets With Personality”

Everyone Can Use a Bit of Help Once in a While

Last winter’s snowstorms played havoc with several of our garden shrubs. In the spring we cleared away broken branches and propped up damaged ones, and now that fall is under way we’re finally finishing the last of the pruning. It’s a big job but my DH does most of it on his own… except forContinue reading “Everyone Can Use a Bit of Help Once in a While”

Boundless (Bouncing) Joy!

I say it frequently — “such boundless joy” — but that’s not totally accurate. What I should say is, “such bounding joy” or maybe, “such bouncing joy.” Our Labrador Retriever morphs into a gazelle the instant we ask if he’d like to go for a walk. “Go? Really? Oh, bliss! Oh, rapture! Oh, yesssss!” ToContinue reading “Boundless (Bouncing) Joy!”