On October 2, Abby and I flew down to Tampa agin so I could spend a week on the boat, working and sailing. Not to worry, though: Abby doesn’t have to ride in the belly of the plane; she sits in my lap the entire way. How, you’re undoubtedly asking yourself, did I manage that!
There’s been a situation developing in Montana over the last few days that’s got me and Barbara busier than ever.
Last weekend, in the town of Sixteen, MT, a man was killed by a single gunshot and another man was stabbed multiple times and was in intensive care. The Sheriff of Meaghan County stated that “We [...]
(Note: Things have been so awful the last week or so that I’ve kinda lost track of the days. Please forgive me if I get any details of timing wrong.)
On Sunday morning, September 5, I got a call from a woman who has been supervising the ’round-the-clock care of my mother in Louisiana, saying that [...]
Well, we’re finally back from our trip. As planned, we spent two days driving to Louisiana to spend three days with Jim’s mother, who’s 95 years old. We left there on 31 July and drove the remaining 850 miles to Clearwater Beach, FL in one longish day. The next 19 days were spent doing a [...]
Near the end of July, we’re going to take a trip to Florida to visit our 40-foot sailboat, Dream SeQuel. For a variety of reasons, we’ve decided that we’re going to drive! It’s “only” 2400 or 2500 miles The major reason we’re driving is that renting a car for three weeks while we’re [...]
I’m writing this post several days after everything has returned to normal, in part because I was a bit emotional about the situation while it was in progress.
A couple of weeks ago, big Sheltie boy Copper (who is as big as a largish Collie and deaf) was having bloody diarrhea. It seemed consistent with giardiasis, [...]
Here’s another gem I got from one of the various Sheltie lists to which I belong. I’m not sure that I agree with everything the writer says, or if she covered all aspects of the subject, but I thought it was worth our readers’ attention. What do you think about this subject?
Pet Nail Biting: Necessity [...]
I got this from one of the Sheltie mailing lists to which I subscribe and thought it would be of interest to our readers. It’s probably copyrighted, so I’ll point you to the original location and ask that you at look at it there: http://humanewatch.org/index.php/site/post/what_i_learned_at_the_dog_show/
The original article has some cute photos that accompany it, but [...]
For a number of weeks now, Barbara and I have been sleeping on separate floors of our 3-story house. Most of the time, she sleeps on the couch in the family room on the main floor, while I (if I’m not out of town somewhere) usually sleep in the bedroom on the upper floor. We [...]
In response to a request from one of our commenters, I scoured the web until I found a way to allow images (photos) to be inserted into comments. I found a WordPress plugin that supports this capability and have installed and configured it. (WordPress is the software on which this blog [...]