My Shared Photo Book


I’ve wanted to make a “In Memory of Zack” book for a long time; so when I received a free photo book offer from Shutterfly, it was perfect timing. I’d like to share my finished project with everyone, and I hope you enjoy looking at my photo book of our beloved Zachary Shadow.

Zack taught Tessie everything he knows, and now she’s teaching Casey.

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Dog For Sale


This is a joke I received via email yesterday. It had me believing. Haha!

“A guy is driving around the backwoods of Pennsylvania, and he sees a sign in front of a house: Talking Dog For Sale. He rings the bell, and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard.

The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador Retriever sitting there. ‘You talk?’ he asks. ‘Yep,’ the Lab replies.

After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says ‘So, what’s your story?’

The Lab looks up and says, ‘Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA. In no time at all, they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running. But, the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals. I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I’m just retired.’

The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.

‘Ten dollars,’ the guy says. Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?

Because he’s a Bullshitter. He’s never been out of the yard.”

It Sure Was Quiet for a Couple of Nites


I dropped Casey off at our Vet at 7 am Thursday morning to be neutered and microchipped. We would have loved to breed him and then keep the pick of the litter, but he was really being a “horny dog” puppy. I have a lot of bruises on my legs to prove that. He’s almost 9 months old, so I’m hoping this will calm him down some.

While Casey was recuperating in the Vet’s Surgery Ward, we rewarded Tessie & Jake. Tessie got to roam the apartment while we were at work. And, Jake didn’t get locked out of the bedroom Thursday nite.

Our Vet called later in the day to say Casey “Wild Man” was out of surgery and doing well. And then, we talked about his allergies/skin infection.

Before boarding → Casey’s allergies were under control with food trial & supplements.
Boarding → Casey layed on his bed or cement in indoor/outdoor kennel.
After boarding → Allergies came back full force.
The culprit = the carpet in our apartment
The plan of attack → 1 Adult Claritin (10 mg) in am & 2 Adult Benadryl (50 mg total) in pm [Wal-Mart equivalent ok]

I still think certain foods are a problem, so I’m going to continue the no fowl & no grains in his diet. Without a $300 allergy test, I don’t know if these are a true allergy, food intolerance, or ok to feed. All I know is his allergies seem more pronounced with fowl (chicken, turkey, & duck) and grains in his diet.

I picked Casey up at 4 pm yesterday. I don’t think the operation slowed him down too much. Our Vet recommended giving him 1 Adult Aspirin for discomfort if needed. We have been doing this plus applying Neosporin to his incision.

Our Casey “Wild Man” will be back to his normal self in no time at all. :-)

A Different Story Today


From the lanai, I can look out and see the Marco Eagle Sanctuary. It sits on 15 acres directly behind the rental house where we are vacationing on Marco Island, Florida.

image~ The Lanai

image~ Paleo & Calusa

If you would like to read more about the foundation and see more photos, here is a link to the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation:

Mates for Life: Paleo & Calusa