So much joy for $9.44

Today we began a little experiment FOR Paisley, which ended up bringing US a surprising amount of joy! It was so great we actually questioned our own motives. So here’s the story, it gets very hot in the part of northern California where we live and our dog Paisley is a typical Boston Terrier (mostly…

Homemade weed killer

After such a wet winter, our backyard was an even denser weed jungle than usual this year. We don’t use weed killers that would hurt our beloved dog Paisley or threaten our health or the environment, so we did a little online hunting for a DIY weed killer recipe. Mama and I made a small test…

Playing with Paisley

This afternoon we discovered that our sweet dog Paisley loves to play! She’s only been with us a few months and hasn’t previously shown more than a passing interest. This wasn’t surprising or unusual to us since our previous little Boston, Abby, wasn’t really into playing either and saw no point in fetch. But Paisley…

My favorite time of day

I have never been a morning person — even when I used to mainline caffeine through overnight writing shifts in the newsroom. Mornings are just not my thing. That is, except for my latest routine with sweet Paisley. First thing in the morning, Paisley wolfs down her breakfast and I give myself a B12 injection (still one…

Outsmarting the dog

A couple nights ago, Paisley ran inside from the backyard covered in mud. At midnight. She then tried to get in my nice, clean bed! Instead, she got a bath. And we came up with a plan to thwart her digging in our beautiful garden box. I screwed eyelets along each side of our raised…

Love of Paisley

About two months ago, we adopted the newest (and very adorable) member of our family, Paisley. Our connection with this sweet girl was immediate and we fell madly in love. She’s our second Boston, and we’ve been enjoying getting to know her “personality.” We’ve had some health challenges in the time since we adopted Paisley, and she…

Awesome surprise slippers

While on my regular Friday grocery run today, I happened upon the most awesome Boston Terrier slippers. I think I actually squealed with delight in the store. Not only are they beyond adorable, they’re super soft and warm inside and they have grippy circles on the bottoms so you don’t slip. There were two pair…