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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Days of our Chives

Life is is filled with infinite choices. With  Lyme disease, your choices are ruthlessly limited. I’m always measuring how many matches are in my book and deciding on how to use them. I don't get to cram in as much as a normal person can in a day. Instead, I basically...

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Nectar Belly

This big boy kept me company every day this winter. During a long down time from Lyme disease, I'd lay on the sofa and watch him. He'd sit on this perch for hours, as long as the nectar was flowing. We named him Norm, because, well, he looks like Norm Peterson. "Norm!...

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Happy National Puppy Day

It's National Puppy Day! Here's Loki, aka: The Cracker, when he was just a wee thing in Taiwan, sometime in 2007. Even as a puppy, his penetrating eyes impart a heartbreaking story of abandonment, fear, anxiety and a desperation to find *his* person—one who spoke his...

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Bloomin’ Magnolias

Our Saucer Magnolias are in bloom. It’s hard not to smile a mile wide when you see a magnolia in bloom. Downtown, most trees are in full bloom, while ours up in the mountains are still opening. The history of the ancient species magnolia is as fascinating as it is...

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The Duck Flies at Midnight

This morning, as I prepared my cup of Pu'erh tea, I had an ominous feeling of the microwave's eye following me around the room. I thought Juno had a handle on all the moles around our house. "The duck flies at midnight," I whispered to the microwave. No response....

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The Last Word

Last Saturday, I walked a country road with my dogs. The traffic was a bit heavy for the area as people were driving to a winery for tasting. A car came at me at a high speed, so I motioned it to slow down as cars were coming in the other direction on a tight corner,...

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Four Years Treating and Babesia Just Won’t Quit Me

I should have taken advantage of the rain this winter practicing rain drop photos, but Babesiosis is a bitch. Sometimes I think if it were only just Lyme disease and just Borrelia I had to manage, it would be a piece of cake. I've made tons of progress treating...

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Careers in Gaslighting

I don't know about ya'll but I keep holding my breath waiting for Sean Spicer to lose his shit on National TV.  I get dizzy watching him spin on every episode of "Survivor: The White House."   Any bets on how long he'll...

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Vet of the Year

Congratulations to our favorite vet and friend, Hilary Wheeler for winning PetPlan's Veterinarian of the Year Award in early February. (I may, or may not have sent this photo to the judges with an "offer" to send the cracker to "speak" to them on your behalf of your...

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What the What?

To me, in the world of blogging, there's nothing more uninteresting than a post explaining why the writer hasn't posted in a while. The point of a blog is to write something interesting, right? And nothing is more boring than how I spent the last 2 months battling a...

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Holidog Wrap Up

"Oh mom! Santa Paws left us a little something!" I know. I know. I am late in informing all three of my readers of the cracker and the criminal's holidays. Let's just say, if I stay in bed any longer, it will be a permanently attached part of my anatomy. Screw Lyme....

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Write a Book

"Write a book," they all keep saying. Well, here's your book. It's not for sale on Amazon. Sorry about that. Amazon requires a huge mark up for print-on-demand photography books like this. But it's for sale in hardcover and softcover. Visit the shop page to read more....

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