In my eighth year of blogging about Honey, I’m beginning to face her mortality. Unfortunately, it’s easy to live in the future instead of the present. I need to remember that the signs to help me navigate her life will appear when I need them. But not before.
What we learn about life, our dogs, and ourselves when we set sail.
When people find we live on a sailboat, they often say something like “living the dream, eh?” But it ain’t all margaritas and sunsets. Just ask Honey.
As I sit in my beach chair looking out at the Matanzas River while writing this post, I’m thankful. Thankful for the many things that help me be here. Because I wouldn’t be cruising if not for…
There’s always someone willing to make you feel bad if your dog is afraid to do something. But are they right? Maybe your dog doesn’t have to be fearless.
Honey is such a good girl. Does that make her a bad subject for a blog?
Honey pulled with all her strength. Once she felt the sand between her toes, she did her happy dance and flopped down on her back in sheer joy. Honey remembered her first love.
There’s a lot of dark news out there. But I saw something recently that made me feel good. It’s my Happy New Year story.
Honey stood with her paws on the bottom step and looked up at me. She had something to tell me and I had to figure out what it was. You see, I believe our dogs talk to us. And we only need to learn to listen.
“If you promise your dog something, you have to give it to her. Don’t risk breaking her trust.” Honey’s trainer said this to me years ago. It reminds me to ask myself, “Does my dog trust me?”
A human who is perfectly happy can become miserable when they compare themselves to another human. Does it happen to dogs? Do they compare themselves to other dogs?