We recently were given a most precious and pedigreed border collie puppy by our dear friend, Sharon. As a woman who has owned and trained many border collies and puppies for success as sheep trial dogs, Sharon is no novice when it comes to All Things Border Collie. Continue reading
I spent a week down in the Phoenix area last month, where I lived from age nine to 30. It’s always strange to go back to the Valley of the Sun so many years later; the street signs are the same, but what’s on the streets is mostly different. Continue reading
For years now, we always watch Groundhog Day after dinner on February 2. It never fails to amuse me and bring back even more memories of Sonny & Cher than I knew I had.
But this year, the Universe turned against me — specifically Netflix and Amazon Prime. Continue reading
A few days ago, after the first of year, when the annual urge to plan and improve kicked in like salmon fighting their way upstream to spawn, I sat down with the last three issues of Runners World magazine and sighed. Continue reading
I don’t have a great history with raising puppies. We got Milford and Stanley when they were 8 weeks old, almost 30 years ago now. They were cocker spaniel mixes, both males, and they hated each other from the moment they left the womb. Continue reading
Even though I’ve been “retired” for less than two weeks now, I still get up early. This is due in part to the habits of one old dog named Henry, who is as insistent as he is grey. His internal alarm goes off at 5:33 am, if not earlier. Continue reading
Starting today, for the third time, I will be retired. As I lay in bed this morning, thinking the thoughts that only fly through your head at 3:30 am, how will this time be different? What will happen when I turn the page on this new, “third chapter” of my life? Continue reading