Alan and I said goodbye to our beloved 14 year old Australian Cattle Dog, Sydney,  on Monday morning. We knew the time was close, but as he was peaceful and not in pain, we allowed nature to take its course and he passed at home. Sydney came to us in 2000 as a six week […]

Family Fun, Vegan Eats, Johnny, and the Bondi Band Winners

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Bondi Band Winners First off, since I know you’ve been waiting anxiously for the announcement, the Bondi Band winners! Congratulations to Tessie B., Birdiebee, and Deborah N. Your Bondi Bands are already on their way! Thanks for entering. Congrats to the 3 @BondiBand winners! Plus an update on Johnny and Family Fun! @FitApproach Click To […]

Johnny! Be Good! A Dog Rescuer Story


Okay, so we did it again. It is true. Alan and I have a large family pack. We don’t ever really intend to get more dogs. In fact, we say, no, we have enough dogs.  It’s not even the cost of the food or their care. It more being able to walk from point A […]

Meet the Pack, Part 2: The Little Dogs

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If you had asked me five years ago if I was a “little” or “big” dog person, I would definitely have said that I preferred big dogs. I love their more laid back personalities, the security of having a big dog at your side, and frankly, their lack of a yippy bark. All that changed […]

Meet the Pack, Part One


I recently realized that we’ve had some changes in our pack dynamics since the last time I wrote about our dogs. While I frequently include them in my posts, I haven’t talked about their backgrounds in a long time. It’s time to meet the pack. I thought that for this first post, I’d feature our […]

Whoops! We Did It Again! A Dog Rescuer Story


When I write a Dog Rescuer story, it is usually about my husband, who seems to have a way of finding, saving, rescuing, whatever you want to call it, lost or abandoned dogs, cats, and even calves. This time, though, it is my story. Penny and I headed off for our run about 6:00, a […]

The Dog Rescuer: Called into Action in San Dimas

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I have written more than a few times about my husband the Dog Rescuer. There was the time we rescued two pitbulls in the middle of the summer, and miraculously drove almost directly to their home.  Or the time two dogs wandered up to us as we picked up a U-Haul the day before Thanksgiving […]