Saturday I was a bundle of nerves as I dressed in my only pair of blue jeans (I hate jeans) and pulled my nonslip sneakers out of the closet (I also hate shoes.) It was volunteer orientation at my local humane society, and I was ready to help out. Unfortunately it was a busy day … Continue reading My First Day Volunteering at my Animal Shelter
As many of you know I’ve taken a short break from writing and editing. I hope that within the next month I can give it another go, but in the meantime I’ve been working with Rufus and spending time with family. My in-laws have a pair of large dogs, and are physically unable to do … Continue reading Volunteering
The last few days have been eventful for Rufus. Friday started off great when he realized we weren’t leaving after his morning potty, and got even better when he went for a ride with my hubby and me. He was expecting an adventure. When we arrived at the vet’s office he was still happy and … Continue reading Rufus’ Roller-Coaster
Tomorrow Rufus gets his first vet visit since he got fixed a year ago. I know, I know, I should be taking him to the vet regularly just to say hi and get treats so he doesn’t hate them, but they’re only open when I’m at work so that doesn’t happen. His last trip to … Continue reading Rufus’ Upcoming Checkup
Just because I can't get enough of this dog sometimes here's a funny picture.... I'm debating adopting a friend for him, I think we're ready... Now to just find one the hubby loves, it may take a while to find the perfect fit with our eclectic family.
Last Halloween we gave Rufus his own pumpkin. He omnomed it for days, thank goodness pumpkin is good for dogs. Only, this spring I noticed a strange new weed in my yard that looked similar to the kudzu attacking my fence. I mowed it down a few times, but my yard keeping skills have gone … Continue reading Rufus’ Pumpkin Patch
I’ve always been a fan of big dogs. When I was a child we had a boxer named Dixie. She was a medium sized dog who was fiercely protective of me and my brothers. She nearly bit the plumber when he shook my brother’s hand but she would let us sit on her, play with … Continue reading Big Dogs vs Small Dogs – My Biased Opinion
I haven’t had a vacation in almost four years. That is a long time for someone whose soul screams for freedom every time they step into the office. We creative types need our vacations. I have almost three months’ worth of vacation time saved up. I could disappear from reality for three months and be … Continue reading Planning a Vacation with a Dog
“—and that’s why you’re the bestest fluffer ever.” I finish telling Rufus in the cooing voice that I reserve just for him, not that he can understand me. I watch him continue to ignore me, slightly hurt that he doesn’t realize how special he is to get a custom voice from me. He’s still inching … Continue reading Magical Pockets
His ears are the easiest way to see how excited he is. Can you tell?