Our Fun Day at Barktoberfest!

Yesterday we had so much fun at the annual Barktoberfest, a fundraiser for the Central Texas SPCA. The event was held at Brushy Creek Lake Park, one of Irie and Tiki’s favorite local parks. We’d hoped to bring Irie and Tiki–but a cold front that blew in Friday night dropped our temperatures lower than they’ve […]

Our Community Helped the Port Aransas Shelter!

Thank you all SO much for your purchases and social shares of our fundraiser this Labor Day weekend to benefit the City of Port Aransas Animal Shelter! As you know, this coastal community has long been one of our favorite destinations to take Irie and Tiki–and on August 25 they were battered by Hurricane Harvey. […]

We Have a Name!

Do you ever keep your pets’ shelter names? For some reason or another, we have always changed our pets’ shelter names, with the exception of our Yoda, who was named by the city shelter: Our newest family member came to us with the name of Sunday: It’s a fine name but we didn’t adopt her […]

When It Rains, It Pours #HurricaneHarvey

I write this from our local La Quinta; we evacuated due to predicted flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Because of our proximity to the creek–and a drive across that creek is our only way out–we decided to leave while we could. In 2011, we stayed home for Tropical Storm Hermine then, after a foot of rain, […]

We’ve Got An Eye to the Sky | #Harvey

Well, this has certainly been the week of action in the skies, starting with Monday’s eclipse (when Irie posed with eclipse glasses after the fact…she was busy napping during the event)… …and now culminating in Hurricane Harvey. We were already worried about relatives close to the coast as well as all the beachfront communities we […]

I Think We Have a Mountain Lion…

Well, I don’t know for certain but I think we might have a mountain lion hanging out in our valley. I’ve seen reports on Nextdoor that residents of the next valley over have been spotting a mountain lion but I hadn’t seen or heard anything out of the ordinary around our home. Well, late last […]

Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Holiday Weekend!

As the world slows for a bit to enjoy Christmas and Hanukkah this weekend, we want to wish you all a wonderful holiday with your family members, both two- and four-legged. We’d hoped to enjoy a few days at the beach with Irie and Tiki but the predicted rainy weather has changed those plans. Instead, […]

Wordless Wednesday: Frost Flowers on Our Dog Walk

As you know, where we live in central Texas, snow is a real rarity. If we’re lucky, we might have snow every three or four years. But winter weather brings something else that’s also very special: Frost Flowers. We see them along our dog walking route on mornings after a very cold night. A frost […]

10 Reasons I’m Thankful for Our Dogs This Season

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. With this week’s Thanksgiving holiday, we kick off the holidays, a season of love and laughter and, most especially, of thanks for all that we have in our lives. In our home, many of our thanks are for our dogs and cats. […]

Volunteering with #NutrishPets

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. Recently I had a wonderful opportunity to volunteer at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society in Pittsburgh. As part of an annual brand trip sponsored by Nutrish, I joined other influencers to enjoy a day of activities in the Steel City. The Western […]