Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs

It’s been a while since I’ve written here. I apologize for the gaps in my posts. Writing all day at work doesn’t make it easy to come home and write anything…at all. But, here I am, catching up.(Grammar be damned). … Continue reading

A Home with Opposable Thumbs

I’ve always been one of those people who don’t go unnoticed—like it or not—because I’m constantly making my presence known to the people around me. And, I don’t mean that I’m particularly interesting, or fun, or even all that great … Continue reading

Conversations with LB: When The Wife’s Away, The Republic Will Play

My fiancée has been traveling for her new job for the past month. It’s been kind of lonely, but I find ways to entertain myself with the dogs and my neighbors and such. First, she traveled to Florida for five … Continue reading

Training Tips: Love Your Dogs, and Their Behavior!

It’s no secret that I don’t have the most well-behaved dogs in the world. I’m a writer, not a dog-trainer. I do, however, have an obedience training certification and experience working with very intelligent, very high maintenance breeds. Having four dogs … Continue reading

Our Sunday Ritual: Hiking with Our Herders

We’ve been taking the dogs hiking every Sunday. We’ve also taken them to herd sheep, but that’s not always a practical option. So, most Sundays we leave the house around noon and drive thirty minutes to a nature preserve that’s … Continue reading