Puppy breath

Happiness is a warm puppy. — Charles M Schulz We have puppies. Taffy and Jesse are 12-week-old golden retrievers, a sister and brother from a litter of 9. We brought them home 6 weeks ago and they have turned our lives upside-down — in a very good way.I observe in people of my age a certain ... Continue reading


Yesterday, I put my dog to sleep. She was Amber Golden Waves of Grain, or just Amber to us, a very light golden retriever whose silky fur glistened like gold in the sun and whose eyes danced with joy whenever she was near us. Amber's expressive eyes always telegraphed her feelings. I'm bored: play ... Continue reading

All creatures great and small…

All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful: The Lord God made them all. —All Things Bright and Beautiful, a hymn by Cecil Alexander I suppose that I would have to say that I had not much more than a dim curiosity about animals growing up. That ... Continue reading