Monday, September 01, 2008


Sorry blogger :-(
We have moved on to bigger and better things. Yes, you may think the blog we have moved to looks the same, but don't be fooled. Eventually, it will be an amazing place to visit with lots of yummy pictures and useless information about all things life and animals.

so change your bookmarks.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

rain. rain. go away.

It was raining all day, so the day was somewhat unproductive. A feeling of laziness fell upon us all. Towards the end of the evening, the rain subsided so I took each of the dogs on a little walk. However, sprinkles crept up on us, so I only got a couple quick pictures. I hate the leash, oh well. One day, hopefully they will be good dogs off day.


Saturday, August 30, 2008

Back to useless information.

I was getting a bit lovey in the last few posts. SO...back to the useless information that is so fun to know.

Jerky Turkey

A gentle-on-the-tummy treat—grain-free and low in fat.

1 lb. raw ground turkey (or chicken)

1 Tb. extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp. finely chopped fresh herbs such as thyme or parsley (optional)

Preheat oven to 200°. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and purée the mixture. Line a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper (it makes clean-up easier) and pour the mixture into it. Spread evenly.

Bake two hours with the oven door slightly ajar to allow the moisture to escape. Remove from oven and, using a pizza cutter or knife, cut into small, individual-sized portions. Place pieces back in the oven, flipped over, and bake an additional one to two hours, or until the treats are dry and leathery. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Total calories: 794; divide by the number of treats for individual calorie count.

From The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook by Jessica Disbrow Talley and Eric Talley © 2008 by Cider Mill Press Book Publishers, LLC/

also this is big news the last few weeks. from The Bark Blog

If your dog plays with a pimple ball with bell (pictured here) manufactured by Four Paws Inc., please remove it immediately. Then read what happened to 10-year-old Lab mix Chai, whose tongue had to be amputated after playing with the ball.

When Chai's owner first brought this to Four Paws' attention two months ago to demand a public recall of this product, he was ignored. Then he was told that all of his correspondence had been forwarded to its insurance company! Four Paws did not publicly acknowledge the defective toy and recall it until August 27, 2008. The long-time dog toy manufacturer claimed that this had never happened before.

Daniel planned to accept a financial settlement from Four Paws to cover Chai's vet bills and rehab until he learned that a 5-year-old Lab mix named Cole died from his horrific tongue injuries sustained by the ball back in 2005. Four Paws was aware of this and did NOTHING. Who knows how many other dogs suffered or died over the past THREE YEARS due to this company's negligence and greed?


So I have been thinking...I might start a new blog, one that displays more personal thoughts as I continue along this journey. This blog started out for dog rescue and through the years has been a storage unit for many diverse thoughts. I think I want to keep this one more focused on dog stuff.
The temp. has dropped at least 10 degrees this evening. The dogs are enjoying the feel of wind in their faces and the quietness of the least until they disrupt it by seeing a bunny or something. They sound like a pack of wild beasts, but I love them despite their naughty behavior.

I have been obsessed with becoming better; I feel my photography style changing. I have always loved the photojournalist style. I love the documentary feel and emotion that it brings the viewer. However, some how I became comfortable with close-up shots and I feel it has become very boring and the same. It is challenging to keep my lens wide. I wanted to go shoot some horses this morning, but I was so tired and really just wanted to hang with the fur-kids. Maybe tomorrow, although, it is suppose to storm. I can see the storm clouds approaching already.
I do have some books I could read tonight. As I am trying to become a better photographer, I also want to become a better writer. I have a LOT to learn in this area.
I am excited for these challenges.
Here are some photos that have brought on this new photo challenge of mine.
photo by Troy Snow
photo by Molly Wald
photo by Molly Wald
Photo by Troy Snow
photo by Sarah Ause
There are more people that inspire me that I will feature in upcoming posts.
It's good to be inspired.
Check these people out
Molly Wald
Sarah Ause
Troy Snow

life is good.

Molly stopped by last night, so we went to dinner at the the Bistro-the vegetarian pasta and garlic bread were to die for, not to mention the atmosphere. We sat outside and viewed the rolling green fields and hummingbirds as the sun was setting. Two cute little dogs, one named Cherry, were there to greet everyone as they entered the restaurant. It was truly an amazing evening! I like this place more and more thanks to my friends.

Molly has also been helping me with lighting and composition. I am fortunate to work with these amazing people. She took three hours out of her day to help me with a project, not many people would do that. I love my friends. They make me want to be better and creative. I feel myself tapping into who I use to be, the person who was always creating by painting, writing, crafting, whatever came into my heart. I am in a good place with good people.

oh! And about Mama Mia! the other night. was so bad it was good. Strangely, I can't stop thinking about the movie and singing ABBA. Dunno, I am a little weird. It was a crowd of older ladies-packed full that night. So I refrained from jumping up and singing as the movie went along. I am starting to see the charmless charm of living in a small town. I think we will be ok.

I talked to Nikki the other day and she is doing well. She is going to have a big photography show sometime soon. I will let you know, so everyone in L.A. can go. She is such a talented photographer

"I am finding myself once again.
She is waiting with open arms."

(me taken at dinner by Molly)~click to see more of Molly's flickr

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

mama mia!

I am going to see Mama Mia! tonight with the girls. haha! We decided even though we know the movie will suck each week...we will venture out in the world of Kanab. Over the weekend we went to Navajo Lake, it was amazing. I had not been North of Best Friends and it was like we were in Colorado, with lush green fields and creeks, surrounded by horses and cows. The Lake was even better; the sound of the water is always calming. I am a fire sign, so having water around me or even the sound of a stream immediately brings relief. This week has already flown by so quickly. I had my first meeting on Tuesday, it went so great. I love my job more than anything; it is weird to love something so much. I feel like I should be suffering or something. haha! It is about to get real busy, though. I will hopefully be setting up my office here at home soon. Ummm..where to get cool vintage furniture around here. eek! I would even settle for Ikea, yes! I said it. I am falling a little behind on house duties, I still have yet to get a weed eater and finish putting up bamboo, as well as plant some flowers. But I guess that will all come with time. The days just don't seem to have enough hours these days. I also, still have to set up my crafting station. Would like to set up an etsy store before the holidays, will see.
I have been behind on posting photos, so you can check out my flickr
also check out Saussie's flickr too see photos from our Navajo Lake trip

photo by sarah

"Whatever coaxes us out of hiding, to write, record, and express, is a revolutionary act. It says that we believe our lives count: our lives do count." - SARK

Sunday, August 24, 2008



“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson





Words of Wisdom by Rev Run

What are you saying about your life? What words have you prophesied about your future... ONLY speak words that you want to manifest in your life (Remember!) The scripture says... Life and death is in the power of the tongue!

God is Love
Rev Run

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Today was much better. Well...sort of. I woke up and Millie was much more peppy and she ate her chicken and rice; then Sally and some of the other kids were sick. It was the switch of all the dog food. So at least I know they aren't dying, their lil' tummy's just hurt. So they all got chicken and rice for dinner. whew!

but then after dinner...Evil Edi squeezed her way out of the make-shift gate and onto the road. ARG! Luckily, there was a truck with a very nice man who stopped his car to keep an eye on her and being the evil pup that she is, stood there in the middle of the road barking at him. She saw me and the food I was waving and ran back. So, through all the Cesar Millan tapes we have watched, it is time I start being the pack leader and getting them in line. It is so important to have a strong re-call and my pack tends to become hard of hearing as if they don't even have a a name and who are you? haha! no, but really! We are starting boot camp soon.
Tomorrow I am going to Old Friends again to spend some time with the grey muzzles...I just LOVE them and then throughout the week, I will be venturing out into the other houses meeting my crew. It will be fun and lots to post. So stay tuned...

Monday, August 18, 2008


(my girl millie)
This week is not starting out so well, for the most part. Work is going's home. It's hard keeping up with everything by myself. I wish the boy were here to help. I need help. I never say that, but I am still staring a boxes unpacked. Millie has been very sick. I have been changing their food a lot this week, just getting what I could until I could get food at work and that never sets well with her. The last couple days haven't been good and today was worse. Not knowing where to go or who to talk to; I go to my neighbor. She called the emergency clinic and the vet was so nice. I will take her in tomorrow.
On a happier note, I love my neighbor's house, it is so perfect for what I am looking for. Open and dog friendly and her yard even more amazing. She has a crew of grey muzzles that are absolutely the cutest ever. I can't wait to have our own house.
I feel extremely tired, probably from the stress of Millie today. I will feel better tomorrow. I know she will be ok.
I think it just hit me hard when Captain Kirk passed. I don't like death. Nikki told me to buck up today;she is right. I have to find a way to handle issues better. I know I will, just a lot of changes going on. We are all sensitive right now.