August 25, 2016

On Dogs and Authenticity


It's a complicated, confusing world out there. I've been doing a lot of introspection about trust and honesty lately, about living my life authentically and presenting myself as nothing but wholly me in whatever circles I inhabit. I'd like that to extend to this blog, whether that means expanding its topics or writing more posts like this one which astonished and touched me with its responses and shares far and wide. This doesn't mean I'm going to be oversharing here on my dog blog, but I was reminded that what people are affected by are personal stories. While I'm dog-obsessed, I have far more diverse interests than just dogs, although I notice that dogs inform and influence unexpected aspects of my life.

August 17, 2016

Warrior of Love

proud dog standing on a rock

You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love.
~
Cheryl Strayed



August 12, 2016

Botanical Healing with Natural Paws + Giveaway


Whenever possible, I try to use natural products for The Ginger Sisters, whether that is shampoo or supplements. I was already a fan of the Natural Paws line since winning a sampler of their paw care, so I was happy to try out a couple more products and take part in this great giveaway along with Keep the Tail Wagging, Some Pets and Groovy Goldendoodles.

August 10, 2016

Amethyst Harvest


But always, to her, red and green cabbages were to be jade and burgundy, chrysoprase and prophyry. Life has no weapons against a woman like that.
~
Edna Ferber 

July 31, 2016

Bedroom Eyes




Her life was okay. Sometimes she wished she were sleeping with the right man instead of with her dog, but she never felt she was sleeping with the wrong dog.
~
 Judith Collas, from Change of Life



July 26, 2016

On Dogs, Dating and Heartbreak


Because they have always been an integral part of my life, dogs have always inhabited the spaces around, in between, and in the absence of relationships. My decision to foster fail with Boca was in no small part because my long term relationship ended shortly after she arrived from her tropical island, and I couldn't bear another goodbye. In those days she spent a lot of time laying directly on my chest - a balm to my heartache - something she rarely does anymore. Make of that what you will...