I recently had the pleasure of meeting Nelle, a very special dog with soulful eyes, a winning smile and a friendly, exuberant demeanor. She was a charmer, to say the least. Nelle's mom and dad wanted to take a quick over night trip but needed someone to feed her, take her for walks, give her… Continue reading Nelle – A very special dog.
I have been walking dogs for 6 years now and I never get tired of it. My clients range from tiny Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Shih Tzus, to large Golden Retrievers and Yellow Labs. Of course, there is always the lovable mutt, who always has a great personality and winning ways. There is never… Continue reading Dogs and the Art of Walking
It never ceases to amaze me, the resiliency of dogs. Here in Minnesota, we have been having some of the coldest temperatures of the decade. Minus 10 and 20 below zero, for weeks on end! On top of that, we have about 3 feet of snow on the ground! It has been challenging to walk… Continue reading Walking in the Snow – Dogs Don’t Mind
Meet Daisy, a Golden Retriever from Lakeville, MN. I am taking care of Daisy this weekend while her parents are out of town. I am also taking care of her two siblings Tiger and Lily. Tiger is a tabby cat and Lily is a calico cat. Both cats are beautiful and sweet. Daisy goes on… Continue reading Daisy – an Energetic Golden Retriever
Minnie - Goldendoodle from Prior Lake, MN When I first started walking Minnie, she was a little puppy with a sweet, shy demeanor. Goldendoodles are a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, which is sometimes referred to as a "Designer Dog" mix. But Minnie is no snob, and prefers to hang out with… Continue reading Minnie – Goldendoodle Living the Good Life!
Ellie, an adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, from Lakeville, MN has been a client of mine for years. We go on daily mid-day walks while her mommy and daddy are at work. She in not only cute and charming - I refer to her as the "Belle of the Neighborhood" because she charms everyone she… Continue reading Ellie, A dog who likes to walk with her toys.
I was thrilled to get the painting of my cat, Motor Scooter. It was everything I had hoped for and more. My friend, Jeri Smith, had posted some fabulous paintings that her father, Glen Smith, had created. The paintings were of dogs (people's pets) and wildlife: Lions, Giraffes, Turtles and more. I was blown away… Continue reading Portrait of Tabby Cat – Motor Scooter
I had the pleasure of taking care of Jack this past year, a wonderful Cocker Spaniel, who had an indomitable spirit. Jack was 16 years old (that's 80 years old in human years) but so young at heart. He had to have surgery to remove a "bad" eye, but the thing about Jack is –… Continue reading Jack – A Cocker Spaniel with a great spirit