Messages from Our Dogs from Heaven

Messages from Our Dogs from Heaven

I'm a very religious person. I believe in God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Heaven. I believe that my father watches over me, something he couldn't do when he was alive. I believe that I have a spirit guide, he's a guy who dresses sharply and sports a stylish fedora...
7 Times I Should Have Kept Scrolling on Facebook

7 Times I Should Have Kept Scrolling on Facebook

My anxiety has been riding me hard lately and I haven't been able to pinpoint the trigger.  And then suddenly, it hit me. My dog died. Yes, I mourned Sydney’s death last year, I shed many tears, and I miss her every day.  I know from experience that mourning...
7 Pet Industry Stocks Pet Parents Should Check Out Now

7 Pet Industry Stocks Pet Parents Should Check Out Now

Last year I opened my trading account for the first time and I now have several pet industry stocks. I had no idea what to invest in so I stuck with the obvious – Boeing. My first husband was a financial consultant, so I'm familiar with industry terms, but I...
Unsolicited Advice from a 50 Year Old Dog Mom

Unsolicited Advice from a 50 Year Old Dog Mom

Today I reached the ripe old age of FIFTY and I'm stunned. As a teenager I thought grandmothers were fifty, old people were fifty, life was over at fifty. Now I'm here and I'm not a grandmother, I don't feel old, and life has just begun. I don't feel much different...
Do All Dog People Have Anxiety?

Do All Dog People Have Anxiety?

This blog post was originally published November 2017; it has been updated with new information and republished. I love figuring something out or understanding something. While this post may seem depressing, it helped me see that hurt people hurt people and I stopped...
Serendipitous Saturday | Funeral Blues, A Poem

Serendipitous Saturday | Funeral Blues, A Poem

Tomorrow is the four year anniversary of Blue's death.  Although this day no longer brings tears (but they still come sporadically around the year), it's still a day of mourning.  I miss him every day.   Funeral Blues Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,...
Proper Care and Feeding of Trolls

Proper Care and Feeding of Trolls

2017 was a doozer of a year as I dealt with conflict after conflict with strangers and “friends” on Facebook. I have no idea why each person was mad at me, however, each misunderstanding quickly expanded into a conflict of epic proportions. This madness is...
Serendipitous Saturday | Who Cares for Retired Police Dogs?

Serendipitous Saturday | Who Cares for Retired Police Dogs?

I started watching the news again.  I noticed tons of discussions on Facebook, people getting all worked up, and I decided that I wanted to know what's going on in the world.  The news is depressing, discouraging, and it can get you in trouble when you question what...
Serendipitous Saturday | I Was the KeyNote Speaker at @WCSEA

Serendipitous Saturday | I Was the KeyNote Speaker at @WCSEA

What is a Keynote Address? A Keynote Address is an address designed to present the issues of primary interest to an assembly (as a political convention) and often to arouse unity and enthusiasm —also called keynote speech. Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary What is...
Serendipitous Saturday | Thank You for Saving Our Dog

Serendipitous Saturday | Thank You for Saving Our Dog

Next Thursday will mark two years since we lost Blue, and I still miss him every single day.  Seven days ago, I went downstairs to wake up a feverish dog and spent three days trying to survive Deja Vu. So far, Scout experienced a fever of unknown origin.  We're still...
Serendipitous Saturday | 8 Photos of Happiness

Serendipitous Saturday | 8 Photos of Happiness

I was nominated by my dear friend Cathy of Groovy Goldendoodles to participate in this series where we share 8 photos of happiness. An exercise created by Ariel’s Little Corner Of The Internet. It was fun going through my images of the past year to find my happiest...
Serendipitous Saturday | It Could Have Been a Crappy Week

Serendipitous Saturday | It Could Have Been a Crappy Week

OMG, this was an amazing week! My week started off pretty crappy.  It never feels good to have a misunderstanding with someone, and it feels even worse when it escalates, but that's life.  We're not always going to see eye to eye on everything – that's what...
Serendipitous Saturday | Are Me and the Dogs @Swiffer Ad Material?

Serendipitous Saturday | Are Me and the Dogs @Swiffer Ad Material?

Last week, I received an email from the Swiffer!  I immediately thought of a commercial that features a family that moved to the Pacific Northwest.  My mind then drifted of images of me cleaning our home with Swiffer products, our 4 dogs behaving horribly in the...

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