How to Eat a Pomegranate

pom1 It’s not often that you get to introduce someone to a food they’ve never tasted before. The last time I had someone surprise me with a new taste was when my best friend, Ceres (very Greek and the queen of foods you’ve never tried before), gave me an Asian Pear. It looked like an apple, tasted like a cross between a melon and concord grapes, and had a sweet fragrance with a juicy crunch.

Last week, I had the fun of introducing another friend to the delectable taste of a ruby-red pomegrante. Her face lit up with delight as she savored the distinctive sweet and sour taste that exploded on her tongue in […]

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By | 2018-02-27T15:21:42+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Life|2 Comments

Mind Meld

Several times a day, Graidy comes and sits on my lap, and then gently presses his forehead to my forehead, with his nose to my nose. He does this with deliberate precision, until we are staring eye-to-eye. Then he closes his eyes and breathes his warm breath on my face. I feel his body relax. We stay like this, merged, for several seconds.

I wonder, is he trying to read my mind? I’ve no doubt that if he could climb into my skin, he would; he loves me that much. Maybe he just needs to feel my breath on his face. I try to read his mind. I decide that I’m his touchstone […]

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By | 2018-02-27T14:53:22+00:00 March 8th, 2018|.My Dogs and Me|0 Comments

I Understand…

I’ve never been one to turn away from the raw and real, and nitty gritty about life. I don’t seek it out, but if it comes looking for me, I’ve tried to equip myself to the best of my ability to meet it. Hence my training as an EMT, my training in psychology, and my involvement with dog training and rescue. I figure that pretty much covers most of the bases.

As life often has a tendency to bunch up, I’m in a period where many people I know are being faced with emotionally wrenching decisions. The phone has been busy…

Two calls last week were from opposite sides of the same coin of a very tough decision.

One was from a woman […]

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By | 2018-02-17T11:34:26+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Dogs in General, Life|2 Comments

Saner Gun Laws – What You Can Do to Help


Since 2013, there have been nearly 300 school shootings in America — an average of about one a week.

Had enough? I have. I am so bleepin tired of empty presidential platitudes and all those well-meaning prayers that have never brought back a dead kid or prevented more attacks. Ask any parent who’s lost a child, or any child who’s lost a sibling to gun violence what they think about that. Sadly, I am close to people in both those categories.

There is no sane reason on the planet why ANYONE should be allowed to own ASSAULT rifles, or be able to purchase a gun without a background check. There are […]

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By | 2018-02-17T11:30:39+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Life|0 Comments

Need to Get That Stain Out of Your Rug?

Best Carpet Spot Remover

For anyone with kids and dogs, carpet stains are a way of life. The trick is finding a carpet spot remover that actually works. I’m here to tell you this stuff is amazing!

 

Gotta Love Amazon’s Q+As

Makes me wonder what Questioner #1 is doing in their spare time… Then again, I don’t think I really want to know.

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By | 2018-01-28T16:54:34+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Funnies, Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

In the Market for a Dog? Know the Code

Row of dogs and puppiesI’m helping a friend look for a new puppy. One of the breeds that made it to her short list was the Papillon.  With a little more research, it wasn’t long before the cute little Papillon got crossed off.

Why?

The Code.

What is The Code, you ask?

It’s the positive spin breeders put on their breed descriptions, endorsed by the AKC. And, I believe, it’s a major contributor as to why so many dogs wind up in shelters and rescue situations.

And because I, for one, am sick and tired of people being encouraged to make bad choices in selecting dogs because of misleading information, I’m gonna help you crack The Code.

So […]

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By | 2018-01-22T09:35:08+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Dogs in General|15 Comments
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