And so it goes

We are in one of our favorite places to visit, our friends cabin in Dahlonega Georgia.  I wrote about our adventures last year when we were here and had wondered if that would have been our last time to visit.  Our friend had the place for sale and good for us/bad for her she hasn’t sold it, yet.

It’s a quaint old log cabin that looks out over the Blue Ridge Mountain.  Peaceful, serene, secluded.  The perfect place to relax, rewind and rejuvenate.

Of course the dogs love it.  Acres of land to run, hikes, cool weather and thanks to global warming we are still able to enjoy the leaves changing so late in the season.

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Natural Pets

I have had an interest in natural and holistic care for my pets for many years.  Around 2000, I started by going to talks and seminars on holistic pet care, searching the internet and doing a lot of reading and experimentation.  My lucky dogs got to be the guinea pigs.

One of the first decisions I made was to discontinue semi-annual and annual  vaccinations (except for rabies as it is required by law) I made this decision after attending a seminar by a holistic vet.  Some of the points she made stuck with me; Continue reading “Natural Pets”

Whose That Dog?

Introducing Louie G and Walter to new dogs, especially when they are together is to say the least, challenging. If one reacts the other will react and then the entire situation goes downhill. Of course the simplest solutions would be to do the introductions one on one. This, of course is not the reality

Being that I walk dogs in the same building I live in, I think it would be so wonderful if I could walk these dogs with Louie and Walter, not only for me but the dogs would have extra socialization, longer walks and I think a rocking better time. So this morning with the help of my trusty sidekick  husband, Rob, we did a dog intro on our morning walk.

Rob took our dogs, I picked up Katie and we meet in the parking lot across the street. At first Louie and Walter were all excited to see me, that is until they realized I was with another dog.  Walter was all about taking her down and of course Louie chimed in. Looked like chaos would rein. Good or bad Rob dropped Walters leash I picked it up and started walking him with Katie. Louie immediately calmed down and we had a really nice walk.

Now let’s see what will happen next walk.