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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My Job is Internet Celebrity Manager

It cracks me up when people recognize me from my dogs. I’ve met some fantastic people this way as well! The cracker and the criminal are Internet celebs. I’m just their agent. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Still, if they ever get their own star on a walk of fame,...

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The Complaint Department

"Mom! Juicy is touching my feetie-feets! WTF?" "Chill, Daddy-O. It's not like it's gonna kill you to have a little cuddle." It's important to have excellent bedside manners when your Queen comes home from the dogtor and must be comforted for the imposition of having...

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The Buzz Around the Garden

Every morning, the ceononthus plants are covered in a variety of pollinating insects from honey bees, to bumble bees (pictured here), to hoverflies and butterflies. For the most part, they all peacefully work together, collecting pollen and ignoring me as I watch and...

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Expecting

In other news, for all those who continue to wonder if Mr. Wild Dingo and I will have a baby, I'm pleased to announce we are expecting! We're registered at Baby-Mantids-R-Us. For anyone who wants to knit, I'll need about 400 pairs of socks and hats. Due date is 3-8...

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Hump Day

Happy Hump Day! Here's your Money Shot. I think it's time for a career change, perhaps in ladybug porn,...

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Pain is Toxins Leaving the Body

Detox. It’s such a contentious word in the medical community. I can feel your eyes rolling at the excessively-used, trendy term to sell healthcare products.  In fact, it's so contentious that a wellness specialist coined the term "retox" to address the negative...

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Help! I’ve Climbed Up and I Can’t Get Down!

Poor Javier. He found himself on top of the backside of the outdoor love seat. He scrambled back and forth looking for a way down for better hunting grounds. Jumping spiders are active hunters and don't weave webs. Instead, they use a silk tether to leap to their...

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Monday Morning Bee Like…

This is me. Only I was tossing my cookies rather than eating them like this bumble here. And my bucket is green. Lyme disease...

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Church of Cheeses

Not many people know this, but Juno is devout spiritual being. She follows the path of Cheeses. Worshiping nightly, she prays for the coming of Cheeses, while MWD ministers an amuse-bouche in the kitchen. "Like an angel descending from heaven, Cheeses makes its way...

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Count Grassula

That look I get when I tell him he has something in his teeth. *Thanks to our friends at Tails from the Pack for that perfect...

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Last May, I was on my way off treatment for Lyme Disease and Co-infections. I was also practicing yoga again. By fall things went downhill. By December I couldn't get out of bed. Four years after starting treatment it’s the same thing but different pill jars. Finding...

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War on Aphids

If you're wondering where I've been, I've been fighting the War on Aphids in my garden. One day, early this spring, I noticed a ball of "spit" on one of my Guara plants. So I looked it up on the Internet and found out they are spittle bugs. I took some photos of these...

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