There are few experiences as rich and rewarding as developing a bond with a dog. They are our stalwart companions. It is a brutal reality, though, the discrepancy in our longevity. Losing their presence makes this world a bit dimmer. I recently was approached by a mom of two furry boys who was prompted to... Continue Reading →


After nearly two solid months without a drop of rain, my mind had slipped into acceptance was that we had entered an endless summer. Sun was now forever. It was as if the Pacific Northwest had crossed into some inverse-Game-of-Thrones reality. Summer had come. It was a lasting season. However, instead of White Walkers threatening... Continue Reading →


I looked up from my fumblings in my camera bag and stared down the beach. For a moment the husky was gone. Then there was a faint whip of white, the tip of a fluffy flag tail sailing jovially down the beach. Kito was a quarter mile away, and had covered that distance in the... Continue Reading →


As cell signal grew non-existent, we wove our way along a road deeper into the Tillamook forest. It was a brutally warm afternoon for Oregon, and the AC didn't seem to quite reach out far enough in the car. Yogi, a nuclear power plant of a Boston terrier, was liable to have heat stroke if... Continue Reading →

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