Looking for an Unusual Christmas Gift?

lifelike stuffed toy australian shephard

As I’ve previously shared, Cait has serious puppy hunger. And she flip flops back and forth between getting an Aussie now (the power of Kiera lives on) or waiting a bit.

I try to remain neutral and supportive because I know there is never a “good” time to get a dog. You just have to decide to make it work. So I listen and look as she shares feelings and Australian Shepherd breeder websites.

I thought that I might just get her a stuffed Aussie for Christmas to tide her over. Something to hold on to and snuggle with.

I came across

By |2019-11-05T10:38:09-05:00November 5th, 2019|.Cait and Me, Just Dogs|0 Comments

How to Find “Find My Friends” on iOS 13 Update

Don’t you just love it when you’re forced into an update and stuff stops working or, in the case of the latest iPhone update, apparently goes missing?

No? Me neither.

Latest MIA app? Find A Friend.

Actually, it’s not missing. They thought it would be helpful to roll it into Find My Phone. AND rename both. AND change the icon.

So, yeah, you’re not crazy— the Find A Friend icon is, indeed gone. Wiped off your phone.

What you need to look for now is the 2fer app now called simply “Find My.”

Find MyPhone _ Find My Friends icon update iOS13

If you’re still not seeing it, swipe left until you hit the search field and type in […]

By |2019-10-14T19:20:16-04:00October 14th, 2019|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

I Thought I Was Ready for an Aussie-Cavalier Puppy but…

I recently got a note from a reader who was very honest in sharing her predicament:

Aussie-cavalier mix on couchPhoto from doggiedesigner.com

Hi Karen,
I recently got a now 4 month old Aussie x cavalier mix, on an impulse buy. I thought I was ready for a dog. I was ready to put in the time and work with a puppy since I had spare time at this point of my ljfe. I signed him up for puppy training courses, puppy play dates, and a hired a dog walker, yet he still has so much energy at 4 months old that often leaves me exhausted.

We’ve come a long way with training inside […]

By |2019-09-29T09:04:00-04:00October 3rd, 2019|Dog Training, Just Dogs, The Mail Bag|0 Comments

What to Do With a Bumper Crop of Asian Pears

While this year has seen some damages to some of my fruit trees–I lost all my plum trees and one cherry tree–I continue to get a bumper crop of Asian Pears.

My three trees are bearing so many pears this year that I had to pick at least half before they were fully ripe to prevent the branches from breaking from the weight. Even with that, I lost one limb in a windstorm.

So what do you do with the first wave?

2 baskets of asian pears

You go pick a bunch of raspberries and you make scrumptious Raspberry Asian Pear Salad with Raspberry Puree. Thinly slice a few pears, puree some raspberries. add a little […]

By |2019-08-31T14:16:14-04:00September 12th, 2019|My Garden / Recipes|0 Comments
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