Venting , Ranting and the Power of Tears

Venting , Ranting and the Power of Tears

This thing happens sometimes. We get upset, we vent and share our feelings – the way “they” sometimes say we should. We rant. We cry and rail about injustice or perceived wrongs. And then this weird thing happens. The audience we have shared our...
Best foster puppies ever …

Best foster puppies ever …

There was a time, before this blog, before Facebook even (can you remember such a time? I barely can) when I spent a summer fostering two puppies. Those puppies were Sally’s healthy brother and sister. Duncan Heinz and Sophie, as they came to be known, were...
Our normal dog …

Our normal dog …

Which dog do you think I am going to discuss here? You likely know it’s not Dora – the quasi -feral wonder terrier. Even though yes, she very quickly learned a down when I realized it had never been a taught skill! Yen – the 7 year Toy American...
The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

The exercise of gratitude as an instrument for happiness has been known for years. Continuing studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, thankful attitude contributes to greater success in work, better health, peak performance in sports...
7 Years of Yen

7 Years of Yen

Sometimes things just kind of sneak up on you. Facebook reminded me today that Yen arrived 7 years ago today. I don’t think I blogged about her arrival then – though she is very present in the blog, as she is in life at the farm. She’s feisty, fierce...