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…

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…

A very Paisley month

It’s only been a month since Paisley first burrowed and licked her way into our hearts and our home, but it feels like she’s been part of the family forever. Sometimes I have to remind myself that she never got to meet her predecessor Abby. Besides both being Boston rescues, the two dogs have a…

366 Days of #OneGoodThing

If you asked me to tell you 366 good things that happened in my life this year, I’d be at a total loss. It was a crap year in a lot of ways. Physically, I felt like shit every single day. That’s right. Every. Single. Day. It turned out that I have a chronic autoimmune disease.…

Paisley for Paisley

Today we took a fun trip to the craft store to pick out some paisley fabric to make something for our sweet new dog Paisley. I was hoping to find some paisley grosgrain ribbon to make a lightweight collar (just for ID, not to leash) or some paisley fleece to make her a jacket (she…

Learning from Cesar

Two weeks ago, we adopted an adorable Boston Terrier rescue named Paisley. She’s sweet and loving, and she’s already trying to be the pack leader. After the first walk where she tried to walk us, we immediately binge-watched all of the streaming Cesar Millan videos available. It helped, but we wanted to learn more to…

African Violets for Abby

Our dear friend Kelley came over tonight and brought us a beautiful plant in honor of Abby. Kelley was also Abby’s rehab vet and helped us when it was time to say goodbye. Along with the lovely flowers, Kelley brought Abby’s ashes back home to us tonight. It doesn’t feel like it makes sense, but…