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Category: Sugar and Chula

Oh Yosemite!

Oh Yosemite, You’re elegant, you know. Sweet towering peaks, Giant redwoods below. Buck eating reeds, Next to calm river flow. Ducks swim by, As the sun falls low. I ride my bike, Much Valley to explore. But this little one, Calls out, “Wait, one more!” So…

Love for Sugar

Sugar, riding the waves on the Manistee River 2 summers ago Sugar’s been with us for 9 years now. We got her as a 3-year old from a breeder who rescued her from a puppy mill, neutered her and gave her away ‘free to a good home’.   She…

Enjoying the Moment at Smith Lake

…We interrupt the Italy re-cap to give you an update on our current travels… I will finish up the Italy trip summary, but many people have been asking for an update on our summer adventures, so we will divert today’s post and return to Italy…

Big Dogs! Little Dogs! Black and White Dogs!

Florida doesn’t just have dog parks….it has dog beaches! We took a trip to Walton Rocks, St. Lucie County’s popular dog beach on Sunday. Walton Rocks is a place where dogs can run free, splash in the water, and get to know other dogs…

Crazy, Rainy Dog Days

Looks like it’s going to be a rainy day today! That’s OK.  I have to take Chula to the vet. For the past 2 days I’ve noticed little drops of blood on the floor when she sits down.   She’s acting quieter than…

A Walk in Savannas Preserve State Park

Sugar and Chula brighten up this morning when I ask them, “Do you want to go for a walk in the woods?” That’s doggie speak for, “Do you want to get a ride in the car, then have an amazing adventure?”  Sugar yips happily…

It’s Another Day in Paradise: Hiking the George LeStrange Preserve

I woke up and walked outside this morning and thought to myself, “It’s another day in Paradise.” The sky glittered brilliant blue, triggering a memory of Rob’s grandmother, now long gone.  Rob’s family summered in the White Mountains in New Hampshire.  On…

Sugar and Chula

Our dogs are both ‘rescues’.   I found Sugar’s picture on the web 8 years ago, on a breeders site with the caption underneath, “Free to a good home.”  I wondered what was going on with the dog, who was only three years old at…