Dogs

Day 6: Facing Curbside Fears

She has a bold and adventurous spirit and is rarely timid, but being just six months old she can be a little skittish especially when it comes to unknown territory. Scout loves to take long walks through the neighborhood and true to the beagle breed she’ll get her nose to the ground and walk [...]

Day 5: My Pup’s Top 10 Favorite Things

Scout is the first puppy I’ve ever had. She loves to play and she loves toys. But more than anything, she loves to eat. And, being a beagle, she’ll eat anything. It’s kind of like what I think it’d be like having a two-year-old! Scout the beagle’s top ten favorite things: 1.Crushed [...]

Day 3: But, I’m Not A Dog Person

It was October and a beautiful day in Austin, Texas, when a friend of mine and I decided we’d head to Dogtoberfest and enjoy a glass of wine at my favorite restaurant. She brought her beautiful golden retriever, because, well it was a Dog Fest. And me, not being a dog person, managed [...]

Day 2: True Love Found at Buc-ee’s

I lost her just five months ago. She had first been diagnosed with pneumonia, and then days later the news came that she had lung cancer. Lung cancer in dogs is rare, just 1% of dogs will be diagnosed. She was a rescue beagle. A sweet, gentle, loving, mild beagle named Skylar with brown eyes as big [...]

Write 31 Days: Reflections of a Dog Mom

Welcome to my Write 31 Days page of 2017. This is my third year to participate in the daily writing challenge. And, a challenge it will be. I struggled to come up with my theme this year and to be honest, I’m not certain I have 31 days in me. But I’m going to give it go! In the [...]

Day 27: Enjoy Her While She’s Young

These words of advice hit me like a torpedo as I lamented Scout’s season of teething. My friend said, you know you really should enjoy her while she’s young, she won’t be this way forever. I don’t think it matters whether we’re talking about a child or a dog, our time [...]

5 on Friday: What’s On My Mind

I’m a day late posting my 5 on Friday, but here are five things that are on my mind this week. Let me warn you a few are heavy topics, but that’s where I find my thoughts and my heart drifting. 1. This little nugget Scout You’d never know she had life saving stomach surgery [...]

Today, Tomorrow. Gratitude & Goals. (Aug & Sept)

August 2016 seemed like a blur as did the whole summer. August though was a very eventful month, full of surprise, disbelief, amazement, joy and sadness all in one. It was full of mountaintop highs and valley lows, but such is the flow of life. Nonetheless, I am grateful for every bit of it, [...]

Today I Got A Puppy

Two black cars pulled up side by side at the Buc-ee’s. A deal was going down and cash was being paid but this wasn’t the kind of deal you might be thinking of. It was the kind of deal true love is made of. I got a puppy! I had been scoping out shelters and emailing breeders both. Then [...]

5 Lessons From a Dog Momma

Happy Mother’s Day to you! On this special day we celebrate our mommas. Restaurants will be packed out and flowers, cards and goodies will have moms smiling all across the land. But what about those who are moms to a four legged little one? I was a mom to a sweet beagle. She was adopted at the [...]
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