Family, Pets

Goodbye Nikki

Nearly 13 years ago, we gave into Annie's pleas for a dog.   For all those years, he seemed invincible, immune from aging with all his energy and good health. But, all that changed about six months ago as he started to puzzle us with new behaviors.  We didn't view any of his symptoms as… Continue reading Goodbye Nikki


Dog Whisperer Mojo

Now that we have work to do in North Carolina to get a beach house ready to rent, we have a little Nikki conundrum.   He's not a good passenger in the car.   I prefer passengers who can sit still, not drool on my seats, and not hang their heads out of my windows… Continue reading Dog Whisperer Mojo

Pets, Uncategorized

Anybody Want a Dog?

Do dogs get more mischievous as they age? When Nikki was an energetic, jumping puppy, I asked a dog-loving friend if he would ever mellow. "When he's old.  He'll just lay around and stay out of trouble." That was over 10 years ago and Nikki is still living the jumping, energetic puppy life. He's like the… Continue reading Anybody Want a Dog?

Personal, Pets, Uncategorized

Here kitty, kitty…

I'm dedicating this post to my cousin Becky. When my mom and I arrived at the beach a couple of weeks ago, we filled our arms full of all the supplies we hauled down there and headed up the stairs. When I peeked over the Costco-sized packages of toilet paper and paper towels to unlock… Continue reading Here kitty, kitty…