The passing of a wonderful pet and companion – Ryka

Today is a sad day for my family. One of our West German Shepherds, Ryka, passed away this morning. She blessed our lives for over six years and for that I am grateful. I pulled out a few of my favorite pictures that tell some of her story with our family. She arrived from West Germany in 2010 and came home with me and Calypso shortly after. She wasn’t Calypso’s mother but she stepped right in…

"The passing of a wonderful pet and companion – Ryka"

The week in Review – dealing with Fly Strike

This week has been a week! First, for the last two weeks, we have been battling Fly Strike. I never knew this “thing” existed before I noticed a startling amount of flies circling my dogs. My only thoughts were these poor dogs are in desperate need of a bath. I remedied that quickly (even though it took two hours). With arthritis in my hands, it is difficult to bathe them as often as I used…

"The week in Review – dealing with Fly Strike"

And the poop goes on……la dade de….

    The title was either that or Too much time on my hands, but either way, I bet it was the title that drew you in this morning!      I was breaking eggs into a bowl earlier in the day – and if you follow my blog, you already know my thoughts have a tendency to wander – and the last conversation I had with my daughter just popped into my head.      During her last…

"And the poop goes on……la dade de…."

Happy Easter and a Recap of Life

  Happy Easter! For Catholics, it’s been a week of activities; Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil Saturday night. I saw this picture of a German Shepherd on Facebook and just had to share. If you follow me, you know how much I love my German Shepherds! Since hubby wasn’t scheduled to play music at church Friday morning for the Way of the Cross, he decided to do a Way of the…

"Happy Easter and a Recap of Life"

My Daily Drama – It's all about the dogs!

I think the worst drama today is that it rained – ALL. DAY. LONG. That means I still have not gone for a ride on our boat! Calypso and Ryka were up to their usual squirrel watching. I decided that I really need to find them a rubber squirrel to see what they would do if something actually fell out of the pecan tree next to them. The picture really doesn’t show how hard the…

"My Daily Drama – It's all about the dogs!"

Not all dogs are good. Not all dogs are bad.

Example – Ryka and Calypso are examples of good dogs. Our Big Dog mower is an example of a pretty good dog. But, what this post is about is not the mower itself (although it brought about this post because it had a tire that wouldn’t hold air) but about the hoops we had to jump through to get service with this brand. We purchased the mower about a year and a half ago after…

"Not all dogs are good. Not all dogs are bad."