I am very fond of canines, those unconditional companions who
love me regardless of what day it is, how I’m feeling or what I’m

Although I have owned five dogs in the last 19 years, it is only
recently that I have begun to write about them in an effort to
showcase their special place in my heart.

This blog is an attempt to improve my writing, but mostly to give
my pets their space.

Top left: Winnie
Top right: Sol
Bottom left: Canela
Bottom right: Lila (and Canela in the background!)

Missing: Lucky temporarily while I find a good picture!


A Mother’s Ordeal

My daughter has been visiting us since February. She came with her 4 year old cat, Otis. I had heard her laments about what it took to get him here from NY but I guess some part of me wanted to believe she was exaggerating about his behavior. Not ever having been a cat owner, …

Monday Structure!

I don’t ease into Mondays, I dive into them! Mondays are my very busy water-connected days. I do laundry, I wipe down all the outdoor surfaces with water-soaked microfiber cloths and I wash my thick, long, curly hair! I have made this a conscious effort for as long as I can remember (at least 30 …


Dogs are my pals. I like to observe them. I am a writer who hopes
to one day have many publications I can brag about being in! Until
then, I will continue to observe and write about my dogs, past and
present and the ways they have touched and changed my life.