January 2, 2017

Bodhi Goes to the Hospital

Bodhi Goes to the Hospital But it tasted so good! “What can I say? I like the taste of socks!” I don’t really care what color or length they are; I just like the feel of them. When I see a sock around the house, I just have to have it. It is kind of an obsession. I guess everyone is weird in a way, right? It started when I first came home as a little puppy. You probably know by now that we call my home “Paradise,” cause it is so awesome! I am not sure if you knew […]
January 2, 2017

Little Bear Comes to America – An Immigrant’s Tale

Little Bear Comes to America An Immigrant’s Tale “I am an immigrant!” “For real! I was born in Holland. A lot of people ask me if Holland is the same country as “The Netherlands” and yes, it is! We have a lot of windmills in Holland. They still pump water out of the fields so we can grow things. Not many people wear wooden shoes anymore.  Dutch farmers used to wear them to keep their feet warm and dry, but most people wear boots now. Holland is known for the beautiful flowers they grow in those fields, like tulips.  Holland […]
May 1, 2016

True Hero

True Hero Mamma’s Boy 1 and Mamma’s Boy 2 clearly know their own kind. Our black Lab, Balou, and our yellow Lab, Bodhi, who have a history of being naughty, left the National Geographic magazine highlighting ”Hero Dogs” intact, when they secretly climbed on Mom and Dad’s bed and shredded all the magazines sitting on the headboard. The scrap of paper they left below the magazine says it all!  Happy Campers, indeed.
April 25, 2016

Mamma’s Boys

Mamma’s Boys I wake up with a jolt from a soft rumbling sound. In a split second, my “fright and flight” system kicks in full gear. I jump over my husband, who is sleeping peacefully. Next, is a two-foot high baby gate, in place to prevent “MB 1, MB 2, MB 3, and MB 4” from jumping on the bed in the middle of the night. In the pitch dark, it’s a tricky obstacle. My agility, even at age fifty, comes in handy. I grab his collar in passing while taking the few crucial steps to the stairs, sprint up […]