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Tail-thwap Thursday

Fayson, Vermont. Wagmore Wednesday slid into Tail-Thwap Thursday this month as life obstructed my blog schedule.  I became a spontaneous and accidental tree hugger last month – I now sport a souvenir dent on my helmet – and I somehow managed to hurt my arm and shoulder in my low-speed crash, thus impacting my ability to hold my big girl camera. 44 more words

Starting Something

Waitsfield, Vermont.  With Brigitte Ritchie, co-founder of Golden Huggs Rescue.

Rusty is from Louisiana. When I adopted him I had just been diagnosed with cancer. Adopting a Golden was on my bucket list.   410 more words

Experiencing Quintessential Vermont Wilderness

Vermont is best known for maple sugar, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and quixotic politicians. Lesser known are the state’s secluded wilderness areas. One of Vermont’s most obscure and seldom visited wilderness areas is Phen Basin, a thickly wooded tract of mountainous terrain on the west side of the Mad River Valley in north central Vermont. 966 more words


Special Edition(s)

Note: When a litter of adoptable, adorable, healthy puppies is maybe 50 yards away from my office desk, I am compelled to break my own rule of not featuring dogs up for adoption.
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Fayston, Vermont. With Susie Snow and her daughter Cecelia, along with Mavis, Cleo, and Simon.

Mavis came from Riverside Rescue in Lunenburg, Vermont. She’s eight, turning nine in January. 399 more words

Send It

Fayston, Vermont. Our house sits at the end of a gravel driveway, off of a dirt road. We travel about two miles down the mountain to fetch our mail and to buy groceries. 92 more words

Lab Partners

Waitsfield, Vermont. With Lisa Davis, Luna (black lab), and Huck (yellow lab).

Huck Reinhold, who’s named after the mountain climber, is my husband’s dog. were introduced after we both had lost our labs. 233 more words