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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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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Chilean Sea Bass

Chilean Sea Bass! Where have you been all my life? Here’s my first attempt at Chilean sea bass, otherwise known as Toothfish, pan charred with a hunk of lemon and a side of greens., topped with a simple white wine, lemon, butter sauce. I served to Mr. Wild Dingo...

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Taking Back My Power

The first thing Lyme disease does to you is take away your power. I’m taking it back.   Lyme Warrior — Yoga Every Damn Day  — Lyme Disease Awareness Month  — Take a Bite out of Lyme Challenge Fact: There is no place in the body that the...

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Happy Loki-versary!

This weekend we celebrated Loki’s 8th year with us and his 9th (roughly) birthday. He’s been one of the best teachers I’ve had in my life as he taught me how to listen, really listen, without words. Sure, his recent TPLO surgery put a huge dent in...

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Conflict Resolution

Today, a personal note on living with Lyme Disease for Lyme Disease Awareness Month. By now you’ve probably heard so many stories of people with Lyme and their symptoms. Maybe you’ve heard it brings joint pain and chronic fatigue. Or maybe you’ve...

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Search & Rescue Ray Ban

Yesterday, I lost a great pair of Ray Ban sunglasses on a dog walk. Since my search dog, Loki, is on the down low recovering from TPLO surgery, I couldn’t ask him to help find them. Both dogs are informally trained at finding objects scented like me on our trail...

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