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. Welcome to Serendipitous Saturday! This is a series that I started years ago and then abandoned and I recently decided to pick it up again. Each Saturday,...
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

It's been a long time since I wrote a Serendipitous Saturday blog post.  I stopped because I thought I'd start a new blog that held these types of posts; I only posted for a few weeks and then I forgot – that was a waste of $35. 2017 was a doozer of a year...
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...
Serendipitous Saturday | Chris Daughtry, Estrogen and Bad Dreams

Serendipitous Saturday | Chris Daughtry, Estrogen and Bad Dreams

Another great week is wrapping up! I've finished the first draft of my book and will be spending the weekend editing it – wow, it needs a lot of work.  It goes off to a real editor tomorrow or Monday.  I picked up heavier weights and will be stepping up my work...

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