Happy Friday, everyone! Are you as excited as I am that the weekend is here? I had one of those weeks that you don’t want to repeat. I had to say goodbye to my beloved Pug, Maggie. I did not want to let her go and found those final moments with her gut wrenching. read more
Some weeks are more significant than others. Like this past week, for instance. President Obama ‘s public swearing-in occurred on the national holiday honoring slain civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During the ceremony the President used King’s bible and for the second time, Abraham Lincoln’s bible as well—a deeply respectful gesture recognizing the two men Obama has said he admires more than anybody else in American history. It was a beautiful moment to witness. A moment that made me smile. read more
I’ve been walking a lot lately, camera in hand, trying to capture the last vestiges of fall and trying to accept the fact that Christmas is right around the corner! Are you finding it as hard to believe as I am? read more
Talk about a Weekend Wonder! We were a little freaked out yesterday morning, to say the least, when this coyote wandered into our yard, shortly after we had taken our dogs out. read more
Hope everyone had a great Fourth! Mine turned out to be more relaxing than anticipated. The scorching temperatures—102 degrees—kept us from attending the annual concert and fireworks display in our area—just too scary hot to venture out into an open field for five hours. We kept it low key and indoors, celebrating the day with family and marking a major milestone. Two of our three pugs, Max and Maggie, turned 15 amazing, remarkable years yesterday. Seems like just a moment ago when the inseparable brother-sister duo joined our family.
Of course 15 dog years is a big deal and it got us all speculating on how old Max and Maggie actually are in human years? Most people assume that one dog year is the same as seven human years. That would make our dogs 105. But turns out it’s not quite that simple. Dog experts say you must take both the breed and size of the dog into consideration when calculating a dog’s age in human years. As well, it’s important to remember that all dogs age significantly in their first year, anywhere from 10 to 15 years on average. All said, our dogs could be anywhere from 73 to 80 human years old. But here’s the thing—clearly there’s no exact science, only averages—so my suggestion is to simply enjoy your dogs while you have them. I couldn’t imagine life without ours.