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Yesterday, I picked up a young golden retriever puppy from European show bloodlines.  Her name is Aspen. She is a natural retriever. She will already put that toy in my hand! Yes. I said I’d never own one of these. … Continue reading

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How to Assemble Kuranda Dog Beds

We received a Kuranda bed for review. This post includes affiliate links. If you’ve ever visited an animal shelter, you’re no doubt familiar with Kuranda dog beds. These sturdy beds, with… [[ This is a summary only. Click the title … Continue reading

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Writing for 2020

You cast a line into a trout stream. The water runs black and then spumy white around the riffles and rocks. The bait disappears below the surface. You know nothing about the bait. The stream-bed gravel or the submerged limbs … Continue reading

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Why do coyote females have larger litters in heavily hunted areas?

I have a lot of quibbles with Dan Flores’s book, Coyote America. Among them is a contention that coyotes howl because it allows them to “take a census.”  If no other coyotes howl back, the females wind up releasing more … Continue reading

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GIVEAWAY: Win GROOM Bathing Tablets + a GROOM Pet Shower Head!

This giveaway is sponsored by and fulfilled by GROOM Bathing Tablets. Winter weather is in full swing now–and we all know what that means: itchy skin and soggy paws. Just like our skin dries… [[ This is a summary only. … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Help Victims of Australia’s Wildfires

Powerful, stunning illustration by Melina Illustrates. Australia hold a special place in my heart. I have been incredibly fortunate to have traveled to 14 different countries over the years, and I can genuinely say each one has touched me on … Continue reading

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A Look Back At 2019 + Plans for 2020

Happy New Year! It’s my first post of the DECADE. Weird. Honestly, I feel like I could ramble on for days about how much has happened in the past ten years, and even in the past year alone. I spent … Continue reading

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The Polar Express Hot Chocolate Chex Mix

This post is sponsored by General Mills, but all opinions are my own. I know I’ve talked about this before, but when I think back to the holidays of my childhood, the memories that are most vivid are those involving … Continue reading

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Top Pet Names of 2019

It’s always fun to see the Top 10 lists that the end of the year inevitably brings–and no list is more fun than the top pet names. This year Healthy Paws Pet Insurance created a list of… [[ This is … Continue reading

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Top 6 Reasons to Walk Your Dog

Dog walking — twice a day in our house — is usually the highlight of my day. I love the peaceful time outside with our dogs and the exercise it provides me–and our dogs. Today we… [[ This is a … Continue reading

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