How long does it take to get over something traumatic? Do you ever really “get over it” or do you just find coping mechanisms? Or do you eventually just become completely inured to the pain? We adopted one of our dogs when she was just over eight weeks old. She had been dumped at the
Prior to getting chickens I did a lot of research. I wanted to understand not just what I could expect from the chickens themselves, but also what the dynamic might look like with respect to the various other pets we have, what the time commitment was, and what major problems we needed to plan for.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. Actually, no – many years ago in a town not so far away my daughter who was then seven decided that she wanted a pet of her own. We had a dog and two cats but they belonged to the family and she wanted her
The rain has come to California. It stayed away for a long time and so we forgot what it was like to have water falling from the sky. It is wonderful of course, but it also creates some inconvenience. That’s true of the never-ending sunshine also: lovely days but no showers and dead plants. Every
You can know your dog very well, you can trust them with your life really but there are just some things that you can’t predict in their behavior. You just never know what they are going to do. People say that a lot when it comes to general pit bull breeds. ‘Sure,’ they say, ‘you
People say that if you want to experience true, unconditional love you should get a dog. I say be careful about what kind of dog you get because they might just break your heart. I have three dogs at present and I would say only one truly provides unconditional love. One of the dogs is
Sugar Bear – what can I say. It’s been over six months and he definitely knows us but I don’t think he has truly settled into believing, deeply believing that we are for real. Relationships are hard, especially when you don’t speak the same language and so there is no way for us to reassure