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Irie’s One Year Anniversary After ACL Injury

This has been a busy week with the deadline for resolving all the copyeditor queries on our Day Trips from Austin revision. The days got away from me…then suddenly I looked at the calendar and realized that tomorrow will be one year since Irie tore her ACL. We went to the vet the day of […]

Aug. 16: The Week Ahead

Well, I’d planned to report to you today about how much office reorganization I had achieved this weekend. A wasp had different plans for me, though. A sting by a red wasp on Saturday meant swelling all day Saturday. Irie did her best to help out (or did she just want the ice on my […]

Our Quick Trip to Surfside Beach, Texas

This summer has been speeding by in a blur. Between our Day Trips from Austin book deadline, our increasingly busy PawZaar gift store, the Austin Pet Expo, and more, June suddenly became August…and we decided it was time for a quick little beach getaway. We usually head to Port Aransas but rates are high during […]

The Week Ahead

Happy Monday! After a busy (working!) weekend, we’re getting ready for a busy week ahead. Our house is filled with banners and boxes for this week’s expo…but we’ve been making time for lots of swimming as well. The temperatures are now right at about 100 degrees, and I’m holding my breath that the creek keeps […]

The Week Ahead, June 7

We wanted to thank everyone for their well wishes during Lucky’s illness and surgery! Two days ago, Lucky had his sutures removed so he is finally free of the cone! (Although I have to admit that he did really well with this soft collar.) He goes back in for an appointment with his internal medicine […]

May 10: The Week Ahead

I hope everyone’s had a very happy Mother’s Day! We had a busy day catching up with a stack of freelance work and work on our Day Trips from Austin book revision. The clock is ticking down to our book deadline so we have some busy weeks ahead. I’ve been meaning the past few days […]

We’re Sending a Guatemalan Child to School for One Year!

Hooray…we did it! Thanks to your purchases in our PawZaar.com store and your social sharing of our store with your friends, one child in the community of La Esperanza, Guatemala will be attending school for an entire year! Many of our PawZaar products are produced by about 80 women who belong to Unidas Para Vivir […]

April Showers!

Today we’d planned an Easter egg hunt with Irie and Tiki…but the weather had some other ideas! A heavy drizzle changed our plans but we did get in our twice-daily dog walks, albeit a little damp. As you know, we’ve been in drought conditions for the past several years here, so all rain is always […]

Brush Burning and Breakfast Tacos

This has been one cold week here in central Texas. We didn’t get the snow we were hoping for, just some ice and, today, lots of drizzle which made it a perfect day for burning brush. After the now years-long drought we’ve been in, there are a lot of dead trees on our place. Little […]

Irie and Tiki Get Ready for Day Tripping

This week has been one of the coldest of the winter here–but we’re making plans for many days of travel in the coming weeks. We will be updating our Day Trips from Austin guidebook (Globe Pequot). This book, which features trips within a two-hour driving radius of Austin, was our very first book; the first […]