I made a new friend this week and I already can't wait until we hang out again. A sweet goofball who just wants everyone to be okay, Benny loves people, dogs, long walks, cheese and a good belly rub. He's my kind of guy. He has an old soul and big puppy paws and he [...]
We have hosted some enjoyable houseguests over the years but none as easy-to-please as our new friend Sydney. Molly introduced us and, having been prepped ahead of time with stories of Sydney's all-around greatness, I thought I'd be underwhelmed. "So this is Sydney," I said, like a cranky old skeptic from the front porch of [...]
Airplane Mode 2 Dudley takes flight
I spent 8 1/2 hours trapped on a plane yesterday thanks to a perfect storm of travel complications that hit us at both ends of our trip. Fortunately, Dudley was on board. The trouble started with a couple of missing flight attendants, grew thanks to an ominous announcement of "cargo that needed to be removed [...]
Welcome to the neighborhood, Bear!
The newest member of our neighborhood took the long road home. Bear, a year and-half old bundle of sweet mischief, charmed his way from central Ohio to Northern Wisconsin last week. Found wandering along a highway, he spent three weeks in a loving foster home before bounding into the arms of my friend and passionate [...]
We double-dog dare you not to love these rescue pups
Of all the double entendres, we appreciate the words "rescue dog" most. Pulled from the misery of neglect and abuse, these pets rescue children, families, and even, in our case, entire neighborhoods from boring, egocentric lives. Want a little perspective? Watch a three-legged dog strut down the street with an honestly earned swagger, chin held [...]