We are in Denver, Colorado and we took James to see his regular vet – my friend Sharon. I know Sharon from our time at the University of Florida! Sharon is an amazing veterinarian and we knew James would be in good hands with his ever growing chart from his anal gland infection. So far,…
Category: At Home
What we do when we are just around the house doing our normal thing.
James went back to the Doggie ICU
Well, James didn’t have the 9th birthday we planned. He was drinking a little water and we syringe fed him some Ensure and Pedialyte. But then he wasn’t keeping it down. I was worried that he was probably getting dehydrated. So we took James back to the emergency vet Saturday night. I’m so glad we…
James and the Doggie ICU
Just hours after I posted here on the blog Thursday night about James getting better, he took a turn for the worse. His abdomen was really contracting and he was almost moaning in pain when it would happen. He was even panting – and James rarely pants. We knew he was in pain and we…
James is feeling better
It has been just over a week since James’ right anal sac burst. He is on two different antibiotics and one heavy pain killer. He is definitely feeling better. He has been grabbing a toy to take on his walk and that is always a good sign! But he also has bouts of pain and…
Noise-Cancelling Dog House
Check out this prototype dog house from Ford! Forget the Thunder Shirt – what your dog really wants is a noise cancelling dog house! This dog kennel uses noise control to limit loud noises. It has an automatic glass door and hit has anti-vibration block risers to reduce sounds. James is a funny Poodle –…
Package Thief Revenge
I know package theft doesn’t happen all that often unless you live in a big city, but when it does it just makes you so mad. If you’ve ever had a package stolen from your front porch, here is the video you’ve been waiting for. As a package thief you have to know that someone…
Hard Salami, how to remove the casing
In the past I avoided buying salami that I had to unwrap because I just didn’t know how. You may have done the same, but now you don’t have to. In this video I show you a really simple way to remove the natural casing on the salami and it will only take you a…
Robijn Rose Scented Laundry Pods
When we are traveling, it is so much easier to use laundry pods. I can usually find a small bag or tub of them here in Europe (in the US they sell huge buckets of 60-something pods!). I always like looking for new scents and here in The Netherlands I spotted Robijn Rose Scented Laundry…
I was on a FaceTime video call with my friend Jen when she asked to see James. She then showed the phone to her dog Oliver and I thought it was hilarious! James and Oliver look like they are having a serious FaceTime Dog Discussion!
James is a Caniche Royal
It is fun traveling to different countries and finding out what a Standard Poodle is called in that country. Here in France, James is a Caniche Royal! The ‘Royal’ part is pronounced roy-AL. I knew when we arrived at this Airbnb in France that James and I would be fighting over this cute little yellow…
Moving and Taking Down Mini Pictures
Today is another archive post – I found this video on my hard drive and I wanted to share it. This was the end of summer 2017. This is the reality of moving! Stuff everywhere and our cute decorations are coming off the wall. Chris came up with this idea in Toronto years ago when…
The Mean Muzzle.
I am cleaning out my hard drive and finding old videos that I never edited or posted here on YouTube. One is this video of the first muzzle we tried with James. We knew we would need a muzzle for James when we moved to Europe. Some countries require it on public transportation (Austria and…
James is ready for bed.
In the US, James has his own bed on the floor next to our bed. But while we are traveling in Europe, we can’t exactly tote around a big dog bed! Instead, we have a blanket we bring and we put that on top of the foot of the bed and James gets to sleep…
Two’s Company – Book by Suzanne Somers
I always enjoy reading biographies and memoirs. I don’t know much about Suzanne Somers because I think she spoke more to the Boomer generation. But this was a fun read. It is interesting to see what
Lebon Dentifrice (French Toothpaste)
I really enjoy trying new foreign beauty products. I spotted this Lebon Rose Orange Blossom and Mint toothpaste the other day and I decided to try it! It is actually really nice!
Sunshine in Padova
Our balcony in Padova, Italy gets wonderful sunshine! James and I have been going outside almost every day to soak up the sun.
This little fuzzy guy decided to join us. I love taking macro photos
The news that Kate Spade commuted suicide is just awful. I don’t know Kate. But I wonder what was going on in her mind. I imagine she was lonely or depressed or unhappy.
A few different people mentioned
Apple Brings Back Nextel to the Apple Watch
Years ago, we had Nextel phones with the walkie-talkie feature. All of our friends had Nextel and it was a great way to have quick chats. I was a little sad to see it go, but we all moved on to phones
Lido di Venezia, Italy – Beach Portraits
It is so beautiful here in Lido di Venezia, Italy. We took some nice posed photos of all of us – finally!
Sandra and James:
Chris and James:
Beach Life on Lido di Venezia, Italy
Oh we are LOVING the beach! It is cold and winter but we still love it. James REALLY loves it. When James was a puppy, we rented a beach house for a month in St. Augustine Beach, Florida (check out