Lyme Disease is the Fastest Growing Infectious Disease

Lyme Disease is a growing epidemic and drastically underfunded. Learn why and how you can help with a tax deductible donation to ILADS!

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Here for a Canine Laugh?

Check out Juno’s latests mastication crimes!

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Siberian Negotiations

Juno eyed her mom working in the herb garden through the morning mist. She raised her nose in the air, considered hunting for moles, but decided to head down the path to the orchard and help herself to an apple. While she enjoys playing with the treasures she picks...

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Home Nursing at its Finest

I’m so lucky to have two nurses during IVIG treatment. One to take my vitals and one to supervise the nurse! The cracker inspects everything concerning his mom, even the blood pressure cuff. He’s conflicted. He likes Bob, but he’s unsure of his...

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Red Eye Eddie

This is Eddie otherwise known as Red-Eye Eddie. The other night, I was searching for bush crickets in our trees with a flashlight (no camera) just so I could watch them sing with their wings, when Eddie hopped up on a table on our terrace. I don’t know what kind...

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Sombre Sunset of Fire

The fire in Big Sur causes an eerie sunset on Summit. This is the view from our terrace earlier this week. All this week, smoke is blowing all over the Santa Cruz Mountains reminding us of the loss that hits our neighbors. The smoke in the air directly impacts both my...

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Flashback Friday: Canine Choir

Flashback to that time when Jim’s pack of huskies taught Loki to sing whenever he hears a siren. Recently, Loki taught the local pack of coyotes to sing at the sirens. And they taught a second pack. So now we’re treated to a surround-sound, spine-chilling...

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Scent of a Siberian

There’s a new boy in the ‘hood. While Loki was recovering from knee surgery, Juno got to know the new young stud on our walks. Orion was smitten with my kitten and always invited her to play. It didn’t take long for Juno to fall hard for this fellow...

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The Secret Lives of Bush Crickets

I planted African Daisy Spoon Petal plants in my garden and apparently one came with several cricket eggs waiting to hatch. I simply wanted a cool flower shot and could barely see these two nymph crickets, as they were no more than 4 mm long and 1 mm wide. I watched...

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Hover Fly

I was just minding my business doing my gardening chores when this hover fly came by. I didn’t have the camera so I meandered into the house with the thought it would be gone when I got back but it wasn’t.  It was meant to be. Known to “hover”...

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Mistaken Identities

Once again, Juno proves that she is really a German Shepherd in a Siberian Husky suit. Coming back from our walk, I unleashed the dogs once we got onto the pasture on our property. She immediately put her nose to the ground and followed a scent. As soon as we go to...

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Glamorous Life

Per Dogtor’s treatment orders, I had to flush the cracker’s willie with Chlorhexidine to treat a small infection. He didn’t love it, but he didn’t try to bitey me. The cracker is getting soft in his older years. I could never get Loki to...

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Hi! I Missed You Guys!

Oh Internet and readers, can you ever forgive me? I never write, I never post pictures. I could be dead in a ditch for all you know. But I have a reasonable excuse. As you know, last month I had a relapse and decided to do a 3 week course of IV antibiotics (Invanz for...

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Good to Go

On Monday, the cracker was given two thumbs up from his surgeon. Loki’s re-check x-rays showed the bone is healed from the #TPLO surgery and there’s no inflammation in the patella which meant he did not over-do himself during recovery. It’s a...

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