Pet door solution

Today I solved a problem that’s been plaguing us for years: the pet door insert! Though it gave us freedom from being our dog’s doorman, it also made our house freezing cold and narrowed the opening of our sliding glass door. This narrowing has been especially dangerous for Mama because the insert makes the railing…

Forever in our hearts

Our beloved Abby died a year ago this weekend. We had nearly seven years with this wonderful soul and we still miss her deeply. Mama and I used art to help us work through our grief. The top left photo shows the mini Abby sculptures I made from clay next to her memorial stone of her…

Paisley cuddles

A terrible throbbing behind my eye woke me up this morning. A migraine overtook me; and the pain and nausea made my day miserable. Our sweet dog Paisley was the bright spot as she regularly checked in on me. Today’s #OneGoodThing was Paisley cuddles. Day 248 of 365. And Day 614 in a row! 1 year ago…

Awesome surprise full of wonder

My lifelong appreciation of Wonder Woman has finally spread to my wee dog. That’s right. Paisley got her first costume today — a gift from our dear friend Lisa. The outfit fit Paisley’s tootsie roll-like body perfectly! The skirt part moves hilariously and adorably over her wiggly butt, and we couldn’t stop laughing. Paisley was…

Happy National Dog Day 

Apparently, today is National Dog Day. Much like Mother’s Day, this is another holiday we celebrate on the regular in our home, (daily perhaps?). It’s hard not to when you live with such an adorable, expressive, loving little being like our Boston Terrier, Paisley. But today we gave her a little something extra special. We filled…

Whose bed?

Paisley got back into my bed this morning and reclaimed it as her own — pillow and all! I’d gotten up to prepare my daily B12 injection. Paisley’s bold move was adorable and made me laugh when I was feeling stressed about sticking myself with a needle. Today’s #OneGoodThing was Paisley’s attempt to reclaim my…

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…