I think it takes a special person or a memorable moment in time that has a lasting impression in us. I of course will talk about the dogs in our lives that live on well after they are gone and we still can get emotional when thinking about their special place in our hearts (hope that isn't sounding too like a Hallmark card). I think if you as anyone about a dog from their past they will almost immediately remember that special dog(s) and those moments with them and a joyful
Christmas Eve 2012
Five years ago at Salfer house. We put a tie on Trewman and he looked quite sophisticated. Trewman was quite comfortable at the Salfer household where he stayed while I was our of town. If Trewman didin't stay at my dads he was with the Salfer's. I miss you Trewman! #trewman #christmaseve #holidays #father #salfers #lori #comfortable #trust
Take a moment
Sometimes it takes me a bit to discover a topic to write about but this post has a strong message and something to think about.
December 6, 2014 St. Nicholas Day
These were the days before the crazzies started. Life was calm, quiet and I got sleep before Finn's brother arrived from New Orleans. I mean I got sleep. Normal sleep like normal people before the little guy turned our lives into a three ring circus. Fergus is a little firecracker in what used to be a calm and somewhat orderly home and this walk with Finn was one of those earlier moments where sleep was in surplus. Last night was no different than the day, week and month b
Trewman & Rupert
I miss a lot of things...playing in the mud, playing kick the can in my old neighborhood, vacations up north with my parents and those long, long walks with Trewman in the park. Connecting to nature when the soul needs a good recharge at our favorite park are moments I remember and wish I could relive again. Once a day usually wasn't enough so going two or three times was not unheard of for Trewman, Henry and I. This time Trewman and I had a special guest. Rupert was over
Rupert has got to be one of the best dogs that I know in the kingdom of dogs. Some partiality here of course but if you met Rupert and knew his story you would with all your humaness agree that this boy is beautiful. I had a craving for chocolate last night and was out in my old neighborhood taking pictures and texted my friend Lori about my sudden need for something dark and sweet that only a Belgian could cure. So I headed over and usually the first one to answer the doo
You know that saying...
"A face only a mother can love". Well, I'm no mother and that face I think anyone can love! Sure I'm a little biased but that face you have to admit is adorable and lovable. I thank god everyday for this little gift (his personality is huge though) and he certainly is the gift that keeps giving. For example, while I am in the kitchen making something to eat he is right there along with his brother waiting, just waiting for something to drop so they can be the hoovers the
Reentering the atmosphere
With a bite! One of the last things (this thing being 2 dogs) you want when coming home is being lovingly jumped on when you attempt to put down your book bags, reach for treats and give Finn and Fergus reassurance that Dad is staying home now. Daddy is home. Maybe not 100% but happily home. My dear friend Loris' dog Rupert has been wearing his cone of shame to protect his foot and I'm thinking maybe coming home in a human sized cone is a good idea. Protected from head t
My thoughts on responsibility is simple, you give when you can and do what you can to help others while expecting nothing in return. I feel a big responsibility to do something about the pet overpopulation and that is why you find this here. There is strength in numbers and any good cause starts with an idea sparked by one mind in the hopes that others will follow. I know this issue is too big to be tackled by oneself and that is the reason for finding other like minded pe