Walk Beside Me and Be My Friend

I took Youke and Brady hiking today. We did seven miles and it was a wonderful day and a wonderful time for dogs and Human alike. I’ve come to realize that hiking with old dogs brings some new… Read More

What’s Old is New Again

I am once again gainfully employed as of the first of the year. I also find myself once again working from home. I’m not going to get into my employment at this time, except to say that I… Read More

Merry Happy Birthday

Somehow, some way, Rhys became five years old today. We celebrated by going to the beach. I’m flummoxed as to where the time has gone and how he could possibly be a full adult dog. Probably because a… Read More

Just a Path

Hiking and walking in the woods have taught me a lot of things. It is also the time I am my most reflective and philosophical. I do my deepest thinking hiking alone or walking in the woods with… Read More

Lost, and Found

First of all, let me say that my dogs and I are all fine. We really are. Today, we are all still exhausted, and have found that we need to sleep a lot. A lot. But since I’m… Read More

Black Hole

Sometimes necessity really is the time for the impetus to try something different. It’s a super lazy Saturday morning here. This is the first day I will not have walked over eight miles in 45 days. And don’t… Read More

Pickles and Dogs on a Saturday Night

While I have never been one to stress out because I didn’t have big Friday night or Saturday night plans, I’m pretty sure that when I was in my 20s I also wasn’t expecting to be spending a… Read More

Hello Bruno

My favorite form of respite is hiking with my dogs. Hiking is my way of meditating. I can free my mind in the quietness, observe my dogs with calm and clarity, enjoy the physical effort in a way… Read More

The Magical Heathen Puppy

Rhys turned seven months old earlier this week. While he is still very much a puppy and will be for a while, it’s often hard for me to think of him on such immature terms. For several months… Read More

Mission Accomplished

Braved the first frontal attack of what is being called “the strongest storm in 50 years,” and which is “potentially historic,” and that some have dubbed “Stormaggedon” to retrieve this today: That is Youke’s Fourth of July collar…. Read More