Too Much of “The Pain”, Not Enough of the “I Love You”

Alastor The Monster Mutt decided to greet the day at 5:00 a.m. this Saturday morning. I stumbled out of bed, one eye open, and shuffled into the bathroom to find … Continue reading Too Much of “The Pain”, Not Enough of the “I Love You”

More Lessons From the Dog Park

Allister has lost too much and he is afraid.  He is afraid of thunderstorms, cars, and loud noises.  Umbrellas are not o.k. Lots of men are scary too. Sudden movements?  … Continue reading More Lessons From the Dog Park

Lessons from the Dog Park

Last Saturday, my 12-year-old son and I drove to Chattanooga, TN to bring home his new best friend-a 70 lb Great Dane Mix he named Allister.  All the way home … Continue reading Lessons from the Dog Park

Beauty On The Lam

She was a beauty. Long legs, ebony eyes, and a heart that loved with joyful abandon. She was the kind of girl that made you take a second look. Mostly, … Continue reading Beauty On The Lam

Lost Dogs and Morning Hair

God brings lost dogs to my house.  It is my job to return each of them to their homes.  This morning, it was a huge, beautiful Golden Lab named Bogie.  I … Continue reading Lost Dogs and Morning Hair

Lessons from Puzzle the Puppy

Puzzle the Puppy is almost one year old.  I don’t know what I will call her then, “Puzzle the Dog” just does not have the same ring to it.  Oh, … Continue reading Lessons from Puzzle the Puppy

Where’s Sarah?

What a day…. A long awaited appointment with a specialist about my back…. A whiny four year old along for the ride…. The bleak diagnosis…. Thoughts swirling in my head….one … Continue reading Where’s Sarah?

Mayhem With Puzzle The Puppy

I haven’t given an update on Puzzle the Puppy lately but that does not mean she has been quietly chewing on her bone and out of trouble.  On the contrary….. … Continue reading Mayhem With Puzzle The Puppy

Proof of My Insanity on a Leash

Well, I was sitting around thinking and I said to myself, “You know, it is just not crazy enough around here with five kids and I am a little shy … Continue reading Proof of My Insanity on a Leash