As much as I love the never-ending energy of Chicago, the density has a way of getting claustrophobic. Especially in the winter. The thing I miss most about living out west, in Las Vegas, are the wide-open spaces, the beautiful mountains, the technicolor sunsets and the endless mini-roadtrip options. I haven’t done nearly enough road […]Read more "Over the River and Through the Woods, to Starved Rock State Park We Go"
On Friday, I took down my old, anonymous blog, mydogisanahole.com. It’s a huge vote of confidence for Lucille 4 (her name used to be Lucille 3, but now that she’s a different dog, she deserves a different name, don’t you think?). And she’s absolutely earned it. My 4-year-old shepherd/heeler mix has been more than just […]Read more "Dog Boot Camp Success: Lucille 4 is Heeled (pun intended)"
There’s a sense of pride and accomplishment in this photo, don’t you think? This was the day Lucille graduated from six weeks in obedience school. She finished the class on a high note, performing a series of five tricks (sit, down, watch me, touch, crawl) with aplomb. Then, when we were circling the room, she […]Read more "Today is the First Day of the Rest of Her Life?"