(Not at All) Wordless Wednesday; From Shelter to Home

Last May as part of my volunteer work for Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control (MACC) I handled Damon, a pitbull mix up for adoption at the shelter, for Mayor’s Field Day 2014. He was so stinkin’ cute and so great with the kids. One family took a particular interest in him, both children and… Continue reading (Not at All) Wordless Wednesday; From Shelter to Home

Make Lemonade, But Don’t Squirt It On My Dog

Have you ever been part of an online conversation with strangers with a common interest and someone posts something so offensive you think that maybe you really don’t have a common interest after all? Yeah, that happened today. There are several dog sports I really enjoy watching, learning about, and training for, even though I’m… Continue reading Make Lemonade, But Don’t Squirt It On My Dog

An Accidental Border Collie-ist and the Dog Who Changed Everything

every once in a while a dog comes into your life and changes everything If you have a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram friend who has a dog, you’ve likely seen that quote before. I have no idea who said it first. Definitely not original with me. But on February 15, 2011 I experienced it. That… Continue reading An Accidental Border Collie-ist and the Dog Who Changed Everything

Putting Elbow Grease to a Dream

For a couple of years I’ve harbored a secret dream to delve deeper into dog behavior and learning. I’m fascinated by how dogs learn, and how they communicate with humans, especially when humans take the time to try to understand. I’m fascinated by watching how very quickly dogs respond when that communication goes both ways… Continue reading Putting Elbow Grease to a Dream