Category Archives: Sophie

The Rabbits – Part 3

You thought it was ugly when our dog killed the baby bunny? Well a few days later… She killed the momma bunny. Or the daddy bunny. Or the auntie bunny. Whomever it was, it was huge. I’m calling it a … Continue reading

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The Rabbits – Part 2 – It Gets Ugly

Well folks. It didn’t get all Hakuna Matata on us over her. It went the way of the Circle of Life in a slightly more horrific way than I imagined. If you recall, our backyard became a rabbit sanctuary for … Continue reading

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A New Fangled Contraption

We’ve been taking our dog Sophie for a walk every morning now that swim practice is over for the summer. If we don’t take her in the morning, it’s not happening since the morning temps have been in the 80’s … Continue reading

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A Dog, A Girl, and a Leash

“Sophie, come here. I need to put your leash on.” “Sophie! Come here. We are going for a walk. I want to put your leash on you.” “Sophie, come here. 5! 4! 3! 2! 1! Sophie I counted. Come here.” … Continue reading

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New Shoes for Winter

After looking at my beat up TOMS, my winter staple last year, and our approaching cold weather (50 degrees!), I decided I needs some new shoes. I tried on several pairs of boots but finally decided they just weren’t for … Continue reading

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A Dog & A Dream

As I’ve made perfectly clear in previous posts, our dog drives me bonkers. Whether it’s eating plastic skeletons (yes, that’s the latest item to go) or digging holes in the back yard, she just drives me crazy. Believe me, there’s … Continue reading

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I have blogged before about my love of Katie Moon’s art and today is the same but with a fun twist. While Katie offers free downloads each week on her blog, she also has a business illustrating families. Back in … Continue reading

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After reading books to Caroline and putting her down to bed, I was informed by my husband that our dog ate one of my shoes, a ball, and an oven mitt. To be honest I was just shocked. NOT! Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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7 Years?

Studies have shown that owning a dog can add as many as 7 years to your life. Apparently, owning a dog helps lower your blood pressure and relieves stress. I think those scientists must have been on crack.

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A New Addition

Remember my post “A Hairy Christmas?” It could have been considered hairy for an entirely different reason. We got a dog. Now to be clear, I never wanted a dog. Ever. In my experience, they are stinky and their hair … Continue reading

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