. No, this isn’t a post about the city. Paris is the second dog in our house. We have no idea how he got his name. When we found him at our local Humane Society almost eight years he was already 3 or 4 and had that name, and it didn’t seem like a great…Read more »

Originally posted on Gardens For Goldens:
I am angry. Let me preface this with the understanding that this is a personal blog. When I speak here, I speak as an individual, not as a representative of the organization I volunteer with and love. With that out of the way… There is a tremendous sense of…


Gabby is the most senior of our pets, and the one who has been with me the longest. She is a stately calico cat who watches over the other five cats carefully, but it wasn’t always so. Gabby, in her younger years, was a demon cat. Gabby showed her colors from day—or perhaps I should…Read more »

Monday Riddle

What is the difference between Butterscotch and an alarm clock?   Answer: You can turn an alarm clock off on days when you don’t need to be up at the crack of dawn.   The wake up litany starts around 5:45 am,  earlier in the summer when the sun comes up before 6 am, and…Read more »

The Blessing of Butterscotch

Butterscotch is the most recent addition to our family. She was my dad’s dog until three years ago.  She was one of the loves of his life, and  is one of the loves of my life now too.  Dad went into the hospital unexpectedly and  would not be returning to live in his home, but…Read more »

Learning to be Dr Doolittle

Some years ago I wrote a book, All God’s Creatures: The Blessing of Animal Companions. It was my eighth book, and I expected to run around the country and talk about it, as I had with some of my others. Little did I know that the book would take me down a whole new path.…Read more »