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The Artist's Blog... Art, Animals and Everyday Life

12/31/15 - Some Holiday Photos of Clementine...

This little girl of mine is too cute for words. So I won't say much here... these photos say it all! Happy Holidays and looking forward to a great 2016!

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12/9/2015 - A Book Series Starring a Crime-Solving Chihuahua...

What fun! I went to my mailbox and spied a manilla package among the all catalogs and newspaper coupons, and I'm all "please be a book, please be a book!" (Sometimes I order used 3rd party books on Amazon and they come like this. I didn't remember ordering one recently but I tend to forget stuff like that.) Anyway, I open it up and it's from my friend Waverly Fitzgerald (thanks Waverly!). It's the latest book in her series. (I say 'her' but it's actually her and her writing partner, so I should say 'their' series.) You guys, these books are...

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12/06/2015 - Stretch Like Your Pet...

I've been doing yin yoga for a while now and I love it. (Yin yoga is generally floor poses where the muscle is not active, you instead focus on stretching the connective tissue). But yesterday I was reading about a different way to stretch and I decided to add that to my yin practice this morning to see what would happen... I actually discovered Bob Cooley's book, The Genius of Flexibility, a few years ago browsing the book section at Natural Grocer's. He says we should be contracting our muscles when we stretch... the way a dog or cat does. ...

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11/30/2015 - Clementine doesn't play. No, wait... Clementine PLAYS! :D

Hey you guys, So, I am loving little Clementine. Did I tell you that's her name? Senorita Clementine as a nod to her Mexican roots.  But I was telling a friend on the phone last night that she doesn't seem to get how to play with a toy. I'd been trying to get her to pick one up and chase her with it but she just wasn't getting it. No big deal. We would work on it. But then this morning out of the blue, she grabbed one of the toys on the kitchen floor and started shaking it around, then she ran and...

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11/21/2015 - I Adopted a Rescue Poodle and I am in LOVE!

She's little, she's white, she's about 15 months old, she's a stray from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and she's a total DOLL. I'm not even exaggerating, she's an absolute sweetheart.  Meet "Señorita Clementine - The Mexican French Poodle"! I can't believe how fast I fell in love with her. Like, LOVE. I love her so much that I started tearing up about it, from just the joy that she is. YAY! Thank you to Amy Cox, who does such amazing work rescuing dogs. My little Poodle Girl has found her forever home and I am sooo happy!

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