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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On to Redwoodier Pastures

After 23 years with the same company, Mr. Wild Dingo is ditching the rat race morning commute to begin a new opportunity where two of his office mates will be furrier and the other, although a whiny Lymie, will keep him healthy with home cooked lunches and green... read more

Latest ‘Shrooms

345/365 These mushrooms don’t last long in  our forest. They’re quite delicate and vanish after a big storm. They grow in mulch so their root systems aren’t so stable.  Three – 346/365 I like three. There’s something about... read more

Even Computers Get Lyme Disease

Even Computers get Lyme Disease – 344/365 “It’s as if there is some bug so deep in your PC that no virus program can find or fix, and it gets carried over to each new PC you get,” said MWD about my latest technology drama. A bug so well-hidden... read more

Coq Au Vin

Coq au Vin 343/365 “People eat because they’re hungry. I want to make food that makes people stop eating.” — Bradley Cooper in Burnt.   Have you seen the movie? I really liked it because the viewer had to read between the spoken lines. And the... read more

Fond Farewell

342/365 Juno gives a fond farewell to one of her favorite Physical Torturers, err, Therapists, Miss Nicole. We are sad to see you go but happy that you are moving on to great opportunities in helping pups feel fantastic. Juno’s Jodhpurs thank woo!... read more


339/365 I think this is mushroom species is Coprinopsis from the family Psathyrellaceae and the genus corpinus as is the image posted on 333/365, a shroom with a shawl.  They only grown in one specific location on our property, where as other mushroom varieties appear... read more

The Ladies Start Work Early

It’s only January and the ladies are already out foraging for whatever they can find for the hive on creeping rosemary.... read more

One Pot Pork Chops with Warm Escarole Salad

One Pot Pork Chops with Warm Escarole Salad – 336/365 It sure is nice to have my appetite back! For the past few years, when I had energy, I’d cook but I wouldn’t always eat what I cooked because of the constant nausea brought on by the incessant... read more

Wine Goals

Wine Goals – 335/365 “My number one goal is to get my patients drinking again,” said my Lyme doctor. You gotta love doctors who have their priorities straight. It’s surreal to be wine-less for the past three years. When you’re sick and... read more

Rain Brings Variety of ‘Shrooms

Get your ‘shrooms in a row! 331/365 The rain brings such a huge variety of mushrooms all over our property. Some cute, some not so cute.  Still haven’t found any fairies under a ‘shroom. Never give up hope! 332/365 This is a ‘shroom with a... read more

The Perfect Weather

Perfect Weather – 330/365 Is it crazy that I love cold, foggy rainy days? Mr. Wild Dingo would be very happy if we never had rain, but ever since Lyme hit me, I’ve longed for long dark cold winters. Although some days are still too warm for me (in the... read more

Classic Tuscan Vegetable Soup

Classic Tuscan Vegetable Soup 329/365 It’s soup weather in Santa Cruz Mountains: wet, foggy and cold. I bought a fantastic new Italian cook book, Every Night Italian, by Giuliano Hazan, the son of my favorite Italian cookbook author, Marcella Hazan. This is a... read more

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