Don’t Eat the Dog Food

Our second-youngest child, Daniel, has always been pleasant and easy-going, even as a baby. His eyes are still twinkling and a slight smile graces his face. Most troubles seem to just roll off his back, and his small smile often changes into a mischievous grin as he sits back on the fringes of our family…… Continue reading Don’t Eat the Dog Food

Worth Revisiting: The True Story of the Sly Fox

Remember those fables you were told as a child about the sly fox and the dumb chicken or goose? Well, they are based on fact, hard, cold facts. No word better described our intelligent, resident fox. Red consistently fooled our dumb guard dog by laying his foxy scent in pointless circles. He knew  Shadow, our dog,…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The True Story of the Sly Fox

Worth Revisiting: Our Dog is BRILLANT Enough to Act Dumb

Our supposedly untrained chocolate lab is brilliant enough to act dumb when it suits him. We adopted Duke (Marmaduke) when he was nine months and he stubbornly clings to several bad habits  that are just too much fun for him but a pain in the neck for us. For example,  he constantly leaps up literally in my face, to…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Our Dog is BRILLANT Enough to Act Dumb

It Really is Time for a Laugh

Animals images are the perfect foil for cryptic or funny satire because the combination softens the ironic punch by making us laugh but will still get the point. Other times putting human insights on animal photos simply makes us laugh because they are probably true! So no more prattle, simply enjoy and laugh or at…… Continue reading It Really is Time for a Laugh

The Dangers of Techno Pacifiers

For most modern families living in apartments, townhouses, or even the suburbs, it takes a conscious effort to ensure little ones connect with nature and animals and, as a result, connect with God. Nature is suffused with the Presence of the Creator because God sustains and controls nature. It seems to me children need to…… Continue reading The Dangers of Techno Pacifiers

Canadian Backwood’s Butchers

When I asked this burly, backwood’s family of butchers if they would like a cup of tea, I was greeted with a roar of laughter as they toasted me with their morning coffee laced with whiskey. Our poultry live happy, free-range lives until B Day This tale of the chickens’ demise started out innocently enough.…… Continue reading Canadian Backwood’s Butchers