Category Archives: Life with kids

Wild Slug!

Greta our dog was showing off her tracking and hunting skills on this morning’s walk and discovered this slug. A fine example of the dangerous animals we face here in Oregon. Unlike some other Oregon folks I know (Robin in the Wilds I call … Continue reading

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Wolf Dog?

We are coming up on the 4 month mark with our new dog Greta. She comes from rescue, so we can’t be sure of her age. Somewhere between 11 months and 16 months. I’d guess 14 months If I had to. … Continue reading

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Want to go camping?

I grew up on an old farm set above a meandering river. We had lots of animals. Being out-doors was second nature to me. My father was a serious camper and I mean we REALLY camped. I’ve been to the arctic circle, actually above … Continue reading

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What’s in a name

I’m sure some stand-up comedian has covered this, but the other day while killing time at the vets office while our old dog got checked-up, my daughter asked me an odd question. She wanted to know if I had 5 … Continue reading

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The Newt

I walked the dogs early this morning. It was a wonderful morning to be out. Clear and crisp.  I found several newts making their way towards the stream. I’m always happy to see these amphibians. I live in a suburban, … Continue reading

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Bug or Crud?

It’s sunny, it’s warm, it’s not raining, so for Oregon, it’s summer. That means the door to the backyard stays open as the dogs and cat come and go. That means bits of grass, weeds, mud and dirt get tracked … Continue reading

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I’m outta here…

It’s sunny out today. It’s Oregon. It’s sunny. It’s March and it’s sunny. That means I just can’t stand to sit in front of this computer. I can’t do it. I will go pick up the doggy-doo in the backyard … Continue reading

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