Good news and bad news.

It’s the same news.

Do you see it? It’s a juvenile owl, sleeping in one of our mesquite trees at 2:30 in the afternoon. The good news is that the neighborhood has more birds. The bad news is that we don’t see the parents and there have been cases of owls preying on small dogs. Kaci and Kali are not allowed outside when it’s dark without being on leash. Hey owl, go pick on some squirrels.


What a gift!

The dogs were given a great gift. A friend of my peeps made a throw blanket with her own paws and gave it to the dogs.


Here is the reverse side.Many thanks to Joyce who did this, Kali loves it!

Kaci is unsure-she won’t go near it. Too many black dogs. Hey, Kaci, there are wheaten Scotties on it also.

In case you’re wondering, Joyce doesn’t do this for a living and that’s why it is even more special. Joyce doesn’t follow this blog (yet) but I’m going to tell her.¬† If you comment, please say where you’re from¬† (state, province, country)-she’d be surprised.


Thank you Joyce for a wonderful Christmas gift.



Why we didn’t go out of the house yesterday



Don’t worry, we’re soggy but fine.


Living the Life of Kali

It’s better than the Life of Riley


The Latest in Home Security

You need a few of these They are guard tarantulas. I can’t say that they wouldn’t hurt a fly but they wo’nt hurt you. Those who don’t know will RUN.



We’re movin’ on up

Sometimes your neighborhood improves because you move to a better one like this:

and other times you just stay put and the neighborhood improves. How does that happen? : Birds move into itThe next door neighbor buiilt a chicken coop and filled it with chickens! That’s what we needed in this neighborhood-



Spy vs. Spy

We are under constant surveillance. Do you see the spy?

He’s just to the right of the ocotillo plant in the shadows with big ears to capture everything. He won’t get away with it-our spies are on to him and are counter-spying on him.