I’m not the same woman he married 15 years ago. We blissfully started our lives together as an active, social couple who enjoyed the outdoors. Neither of us could have foreseen the endless health challenges that would completely turn me into quite the opposite. But we face them together and he’s been a rock through it all. Crossing boundaries he’s never dreamed of so soon in our life together.  Never questioning my limitations. Standing up for me when I am unable. Always my champion. Continue reading “Fifteen”

Fickle Siberian Husky


Fickle Sibe – 315/365

The Princess Juno grants the barbarian, Mr. Wild Dingo, a kiss withdrawl from the Royal Bank of Siberia. Later tonight, he will receive a long, 1-minute growl whenever he enters any room in which she resides.

Family Day


Nothing puts more pep in their step like Family Day. I could be imagining it but they seem happier when Mr. Wild Dingo is on the walk with us.

Family Day


Family Day Hike with Mr. Wild Dingo, the cracker & the criminal! 217/365

Family Day, a Sunday tradition we started while living in Switzerland. On Sundays in Switzerland, everything is shut down and you aren’t allowed to make noise or run power tools. Continue reading “Family Day”



TGIF – 201/365

It’s the last day of the Mr. Wild Dingo’s vacation. What better way to spend it than with his favorite girl with the floofy jodhphurs?

Happy Poppy’s Day

Happy Poppy’s Day! 119/365

“No matter how much I grumble at you, you’re my favorite Pop! Happy Poppy’s Day!”

Pee Ess: We miss woo!

NitWit Trail Gets a Shrakieotomy

NitWit Trail Gets a Shrakieotomy – 070/365

A few weeks ago, Mr. Wild Dingo came home with a tick bite on his ankle from walking the dogs on NitWit trail behind our home. Since then, he’s been on a mission to shrake the leaves and keep the trail clear of tick hiding places. In addition, we both wear ridiculously tapered pants and spray our shoes and trail walking clothes with Permethrin insect and tick repellent. The dogs are also protected with Advantix and checked for ticks after each walk. We are now walking bombs for any tick who wants to risk his life for a bite of our sweet blood. Boo-wa-ha-ha-ha!
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Weekend Wrap Up

033/365 – Flashback: “I can do this with my eyes closed!”  (Originally posted August 10, 2011: Sexy Phoos)

Theirs is a complex relationship. Bonded in emotions that range from angst to bliss. She was all wiggles and kisses for the entire weekend when he returned on Friday after two weeks of travel. He walked them both days this weekend for extra one on one time. Monday night when he gets home from work, she will make no bones about showing her displeasure, groaning and low growling about his work habit. Typical Sibe.

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Thirteen years ago, I married that serious looking fella above.  It was a  little surprising for me to marry such a quiet, contemplative dude, given that I’m basically a loud-mouth Italian. But hey, it works and there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t thank my lucky stars that we found eachother. Continue reading “Thirteen”



Mr. Wild Dingo had been traveling last week leaving the Husky to feel, well, a little bummed out. You see our nightly routine starts when I prepare their dinner, then I prepare our dinner while Juno sits on the far end of the kitchen fascinated with the food smells. The routine follows up with the dogs waiting patiently while we eat for their round of “second dinner.”   Continue reading “Reinstated”