In the beginning, Cocoa did not know who was coming or how they would get here. She just knew lots of people were about to descend on her house. And whatever happened next was going to be really big! So big that she's already gotten the lecture: "If you can't behave, you'll have to wear [...]
It's official! Cocoa Joy received her Delta Society badge in the mail yesterday. Now, she can really visit those who are hurting and lonely. Her first official visitation is scheduled for December 12. We'll meet up with one of her trainers from Dog School 101 and a few of her other friends. Then we go [...]
In this photo, Johanna, a friend's daughter, considers taking a train to her Grandmother's for Thanksgiving. But since she lives so close, she probably can just pack up the goodies and simply walk! Have a Happy Thanksgiving Johanna . . . and family.
I have to honestly admit that I no longer wonder why I have a dog. Even when I enter the den and all the dog toys are scattered around the room. I know exactly why she is in my life. It wasn't long ago when I tried to convince myself that I did not need [...]
This is a favorite photograph because it shows the white touches on her paws. (One of the things I fell in love with the first time I saw her.) I almost cried when she went to the groomer for the first time because she came back looking so grown up. Most of the white on [...]
Several years ago, Opal my beloved neighbor gave me a Japanese Maple tree. I accepted it on one condition—that she would help me plant it. She did; and so far, it has grown to be about eight feet tall. I could not resist taking photos in front of it this year.
Cocoa shows off her new sweatshirt that she got at Harpo and Mimi's, a special pet boutique. Thanks to Dog School 101, she learned to wear doggie clothes. Actually, this is a good thing, especially when she goes to nursing homes as a Delta Society dog. It demonstrates that she has tolerance and won't freak [...]
Sometimes, you don't have to travel far to see something inviting. I looked outside my window yesterday morning and noticed the fog had settled in on Pretty Hill. That is the name I have given my house. It is just a simple home—on top of a simple little hill. Hope your weekend goes well in [...]