How to get your dog to stop barking, nicely.

When your dog has a barking problem, it can be hard to get help. Ask the great sages of the internet how to get your dog to stop barking, and typically you get one of three responses: “You shouldn’t have chosen that breed! They’re known to bark!” (Thanks. I’ll just tell him to change his Read More

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Gardening blues: What to do in the middle of winter

The desire to get out there and start gardening strikes me without fail, every January. I stamp out of my house, undeterred by the rock solid ground, the steam coming from my breath, or the snow drifting around me to take a look at the garden. Yes. Yes indeed it is time! I begin tugging Read More

Free Photo Friday: A discus

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Why you need a camera for your blog

For most of us, taking photos involves simply pulling our phones out of our pockets and snapping away at what ever interesting thing we’ve found. Cameras on phones have gotten so good they rival the quality of many cameras, so it may seem pointless to shell out hundreds of dollars for a real camera. I Read More

Spartan Training: Prep Race

Today was my prep race for the Spartan race in September, and also my very first race ever. The distance was 5k, which is about the shortest distance the Spartan race could be. I’ll need to run farther to know for sure I can handle the distance. The last few days I’ve been filled with Read More

Top 10 Reasons Why Dogs Bark

10. This Fluffy Bastard just mooned him. 9. You left him aloooooooooooooooooooooone 8. You came back! 7. He’s hella bored. 6. You forgot something important. 5. It’s his. And he wants you to know that. 4. He can’t quite reach something. 3. You’re kinda scary 2. They’re calling the pack to war. They know you’ll Read More

Free Photo Friday: Nature

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I failed at being a runner today

With just 3 weeks remaining to my 5k Prep Race (and first race ever!) I’m doubling down on my workouts. My daughter has been swept off to various parks and hiking trails for 2-3 mile runs as I struggle to repeat the PR I set the last time I wrote. Unfortunately, despite resting, not resting, Read More

Spartan Training: 25 hours in

If you’re reading this, I’ve survived 25 hours of doing my best at training for the Spartan Race. Today marked a pivotal moment in running. I signed up for a 5k as a prep race at the end of the month, and today I was able to run 5k distance without having to drop into Read More

Breed Profile: Chihuahua

What made you decide to get a Chihuahua? My husband decided he was getting a chihuahua. The dog would be for him and no one else. Since I worked as a dog groomer at the time and had seen my fair share of leg sharks, I was fine not having anything to do with “his” Read More

Free Photo Friday: A Walrus

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