Being kind vs. not
Here I sit - enjoying a beautiful summer morning from the sunroom and thinking about the impact of little things. My older dog, Riley, is trying to nap on my lap but the bird songs keep getting his attention. For him, they require him to be "... Read more
Brody bits in which Brody speaks
Brody here... for those of you holding your breath - you can exhale now! (Oh.... the only one not breathing was probably just my Human Mom.) We passed the first phase of the therapy dog evaluation. Mom says the rest will be "easy."
T... Read more
Brody bits in which he is getting ready for his big test
It's official - my dogs have become the center of my life. Since adopting Brody last fall, it seems my plans are built around walking the boys, going to classes/vet/groomers, taking Riley on therapy dog visits, and preparing Brody for the big t... Read more
Enjoying a rainy day anyway... in photos
Here we ( my 4yo and an 11mo dogs, aka "the boys", and I) are inside looking out at the rain... still.. again. It's been a soggy two months in the neighborhood but nothing like the last week or so and, from the looks of the forecast, the week ... Read more
Brody bits in which we are trying new eating habits
We're trying some new meal time habits around here. It's been a bit comical... Now Riley (the 4 yo petite doodle) is a picky eater. He manages to maintain his slim figure all on his own. He is even particular about treats. It's so sad to se... Read more
Good things do not come easy
Another one of life's truths - things like easy and fair are not guaranteed. Blame genetics, bad habits, emotional crutches - whatever. Now move o... Read more
Brody bits in which he is learning to "wait"
Not a lot of progress on my healthy goals. Frankly, I'm dithering, going in circles, self-indulgent, going the easy route- take your pick. I need to learn the lessons I'm trying to teach my Brody.
We're just finishing up what will probabl... Read more
Progress: making better choices
Since recognizing my perfectionist tendencies a few weeks ago (after all these years... seriously or maybe they've just gone past the healthy range in recent years !?!?) I have been reflecting on the causes of frustrations which trigger me to t... Read more
Brody bits in which Brody watches the SP spinner
The boys and I have developed a very "bad" habit and it goes like this:
After our morning walk around the block and then breakfast, we sit together while I drink my coffee and check in on all things Sparkly etc. on my laptop. Now when I sa... Read more
Brody bits in which Riley is very naughty
Friday was a beautiful, sunny day. The boys and I, armed with a carrier full of coffees from our fav drive-thru donut/coffee chain, headed out to my DS's to spend the morning with my niece, 15mo great-niece, and nephew.
My great-niece li... Read more
Mom was taken to the hospital Thursday night after following her doctor's very specific orders at her Wed appt. regarding her need/use of nitroglycerin tablets. After three tablets call 911 which they did. I missed the "excitement" and numerou... Read more
A perfectionist? Me?? You??
To pick up where I left off a blog or two ago... for years, I had laughingly said that food is my drug of choice. So when I saw a book called “Food: the good girl’s drug” by Gold mentioned here on SP, I was drawn to it. It isn’t the first art... Read more
Brody bits in which he came home from the groomers... well, naked.
No April Fool's joke here and no photo either. I won't humiliate Brody by documenting how he looks today. But take my word for it... he's almost hairless except for his cute little face and ears.
So why did my wonderful groomer shave him... Read more
Brody bits in which he gets a glowing reference from his doctor
My two dogs - whom you have probably met through my blogs or at least seen by my name here on SP - continue to bring a great deal of joy into my life. Pet owners "get it." Sometimes others don't. I have a family member who doesn't. And someh... Read more
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Haven't had a lot to say lately. But my mind has been going full speed pondering some major issues. One of which is perfection. Right off the bat, let me say I know it isn't humanly possible. But I'm afraid that some of us internalized it so... Read more