When a new group of puppies arrived in December, I was the last to know. Seems I have been hogging the puppies of late. Can you blame me? This group has had the good fortune of having Puppy Mama Judy looking after them – and while they are not quite ready to go home, they are all spoken for. Thus, I am allowed to break “puppy silence.” Mama dog, Lady Godiva, is a beautiful – and young – chocolate Lab. […]
How a garden is begun determines everything about how it grows. It starts with a solid foundation of good soil. It requires just the right amount of sunlight, water and nurturing until its roots are firmly planted to support its future brilliance. Maybe I am a gluten for punishment, or maybe I just love puppies. Either way, I find myself fostering another one. Her name is Journey. And like a new garden, she requires some nurturing to find her forever […]
After a blazing hot summer, the garden is in that in-between moment when the summer riot turns tiny and quiet until the fall steps forward in all its glory. You have to look closely in a sea of green for the garden’s little gems. Hummingbird-loving Cuphea ignea. Butterfly favorites Jupiter’s Beard, Lantana, and Butterfly Bush. The purples and pinks of Pentas, Penstemon, Chives, And Cosmos bespeckle the beds – their large drifts long gone. Dainty Veronica tries to stand tall, […]
Categories: Gardening, Nature, Nature Photography, Puppies • Tags: Cuphea ignea, Dahlia, Gardens Golden Retriever, Golden Retriever Puppy, Homeward Bound Memorial Garden Sacramento, Jupiter's Beard, Late Summer Garden, Monarch Butterflies, Pentas, Puppy, Rudbeckia
Who says that we don’t get paid at an all-volunteer rescue? Remember my subjects from Puppy Truths? Cici was adopted right away, but you might recall that two of them, Timmy and Wyatt, came home with us for a bit last winter when we thought the rains and flooding would never quit. My Yogi was happy to keep the little monsters company. It’s still unclear who the bigger puppy was! Recently, all three returned to Homeward Bound for a reunion. […]
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These are the irrefutable truths of puppies in the rainy season. 1. Mud and poo are indistinguishable. 2. The dirtier the puppy, the more aerodynamic. 3. Clean is fleeting. 4. Towels are not for bathing; they are for playing. 5. Puppy adorableness always trumps puppy stinkiness 6. Pockets are for picking. 7. Resistance is futile. 8. And saying goodbye is so very hard to do. Happy life, Cici! See you at the Reunion Picnic in May!