February 23, 2018

When Tony and I first bought our house, I pictured us enjoying lemonade as we sat in the sun porch while the dogs romped in the front yard. A quiet life, right?

I was so wrong.

If Tony or I are anywhere near the kitchen, our dog Audrey thinks this means food. Never mind...

September 3, 2017

The ancient Greeks thought of the constellation Canis Major as a dog, with the star Sirius as its nose, who chased the hare Lepus. Dog days occurred when Sirius appeared to rise just before the sun, in late July. These days were the hottest time of the year, and could...

April 15, 2017

Our dog, Audrey, is in the penalty box. Again.

We've crated the dogs anytime we go out, ever since two Decembers ago, when Audrey helped herself to the Christmas cookies baked by our neighbor and demolished a bag of popcorn kernels. It took two months to find all the ke...

November 3, 2016

The early mornings just before the end of Daylight Savings Time are magical. I found this out when I was finally able to coax (read that as carry) the dogs out to the back yard around 6 AM so that they could do their business, bark at shadows, and wake up the neighborh...

September 26, 2016

Fall has fallen, like a curtain, here in Buffalo, Wyoming. I am in love with the oranges and reds, fallen leaves a colorful carpet on lawns, the chill winds, and cool temperatures. It seems to have happened overnight.

I dreaded Septembers in Los Angeles, when temperatur...

July 2, 2016

Today is the best day ever. Today we extend the deer fence to entirely surround our back yard. The new portion of the deer fence will replace the worn wood fence with missing slats that divides our property from our neighbor's. 

Our deer fence is wire mesh with woo...

June 30, 2016

When we moved to Wyoming, we knew our lives would change.

We most certainly didn't know how much Wyoming would change our dogs.

We went from a dog-walking culture (one person described our street as the American Kennel Club) to a dogs-in-backyard culture. Gone are the bi...

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