Month: June 2013

Willie vs. the Paper Shredder

My office desperately needs cleaning and organizing, which requires document shredding. It’s usually an uneventful and rather boring task — except when Willie helps. We have a little game we […]

Dogged Devotion

Our dogs don’t all like each other. The two little ones like each other and the two big ones like each other, but the little ones only tolerate the big ones […]

“Willie, Where’s Your Noodle?”

“Willie, Where’s Your Noodle?” Our 6 1/2-year-old chocolate lab has one major food obsession – the noodle. Although he loves meat, bread, fruit and vegetables, pasta remains his No. 1 food […]

Chance Comes Home

It was a very sad day in December, when we lost our dog, Jake. It was one of the worst days in my whole life. Jake was an 8-year-old Lab […]

Russian Shedders

I love this time of year: flowers blooming, sun shining and a yard covered in a whispy layer of white dog hair. With four big white dogs (Borzoi aka Russian Wolfhounds) […]

My name is Chance

Hello, My name is Chance (aka "The White Tornado") and this is the story of my new home. My story begins in the country where I was born on a […]

Willie and Garbage Day

Our 6 1/2-year-old chocolate lab Willie has an incessant demand for routine in his life. One such example is garbage day. Couldn’t say how this set of rituals began, but they […]


When I was a little girl, my mom would say, “Let me lay down on the couch for just ten minutes.” She’d fall asleep for ten minutes, then wake up […]

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