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Wednesday Walk

Actually a hike, but I like the alliteration. All four of us went on a tour of our favorite local forest preserve. I love it because there’s lots of wide open space so you can let the dogs off leash, but still see if anyone is coming. I call the dogs back and leash them […]


“Whoever can find the answer to the question, How shall I say this to my dog? has won the game and can develop from his animal whatever he likes.”

– Capt. Max von Stephanitz

After Hawai'i


I swear I got teary-eyed when the plane pulled away from the gate in Kona. I told you I wouldn’t want to come back. This past week has been hell. LONG trip back from Hawaii with an overnight flight from San Francisco to Chicago and morning drive home to central Illinois on Monday. I […]