This blog is a tribute to Belle, and all the dogs who have come before and after. They are my friends, my companions, my teachers and my students. They bring me both joy and heartache, laughter and tears. There is nothing as sweet as the smell of puppy breathe, and nothing as sad as the final goodbye.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Another gem from the blog ~

To Tell The Truth

Do you recognize her?

The lady holding back the Borzois is is Kitty Carlisle, aka Kitty Carlisle Hart, who was born on September 3, 1910 – and died on April 17, 2007 at the age of 96.

Kitty Carlisle was a regular panelist on the television game show To Tell the Truth, where she provided a great deal of over-the-top cultural grace to her panelist duties. She seemed rich and cultured because she actually was rich and cultured. Married to playwright and director Moss Hart, she herself was a singer, actress and spokeswoman for the arts. She was was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame, served for 20 years on the New York State Council on the Arts, and received the National Medal of Arts from President George H. W. Bush in 1991. Oddly enough, her Jewish grandfather had been a Confederate gunner on the iron-clad Virginia (formerly the Merrimack), which fought the iron-clad Monitor!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Stephen Bodio's Querencia: Guardian/herding dog differences

A worthwhile read if you are fascinated by breed differences like I am.

Stephen Bodio's Querencia: Guardian/herding dog differences:   I’ve written extensively about our relationship with our working livestock guardian dogs and have written very littl...

Thursday, November 10, 2016


Did she just say “lunch?”

Should I beg?
Sure love to munch.

Bowls and bones bring bliss.
                      Jacquelyn Campbell

Monday, November 7, 2016

Vote and let your voice be heard

Dogs bring people together and keep us connected. Don't let politics disconnect us. Dogs Matter.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Little Shelter Sanctuary

No excuses, this is what is needed. 
To do otherwise is morally
wrong and unethical.