Evacuation from New Orleans

I evacuated yesterday afternoon and arrived home very early this morning. The good news is that most of the animal shelters evacuated their animals early, Muttshack’s Katrina Promise is in action, and the situation overall in New Orleans is being treated very seriously and differently than before. The bad news is that Gustav seems to [...]

Running Ahead of Gustav

Just a quick update because I have to get going. I got onto a flight out today and will be flying to Detroit this afternoon, then to Minneapolis, if all goes well. After I moved my flight up to Saturday last night, I heard that they may close the airport on Sunday, so I was [...]

Here We Go Again…NOLA and Gustav

Here in New Orleans there is some panic. The Katrina memorial service, statue unveiling (in memory of the animals that did not survive Katrina), and luncheon went well today. Although some people cancelled, there were still probably about 200 people present. It was fun to see so many wonderful people, but we had mixed emotions, [...]

Back in NOLA

When I drove into New Orleans today, I noticed that there seemed to be a lot of traffic leaving town. But I knew it was Labor Day weekend and thought that perhaps some of that was the usual holiday traffic. After picking up my rental car at the airport, I headed to Canine Culture to [...]

Deja Voux All Over Again

My friends in Louisiana are keeping a very close eye on Hurricane Gustav. The LA-SPCA is still planning to have their Thursday evening event (and I will attend), but is beginning to evacuate animals tomorrow. Their brand new shelter, located south of New Orleans on the west bank of the river, just opened recently. Their [...]

Deja Vous, or is that Deja Voux?

I’m getting ready to fly back to New Orleans for the memorial service on Friday, the 3rd anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The Humane Society of Louisiana will be unveiling a statue in memory of the animals that were lost during and after Katrina. It’s been an unsettling week. First Hurricane Fay hovered over Florida, dropping [...]

Tail Extensions

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August’s Child

I am a child of August, born on August 11th 47 years ago. Where has the time gone? I remember August days, riding our bikes, climbing trees, swimming in the gravel pit, trying to get the courage to go off the high dive. I remember riding my pony bareback across the fields at a gallop, and playing [...]

Does Wal-Mart Hire Dogs?

Yesterday we went up to Kim’s to herd sheep. We hadn’t been there for a few weeks, and Chase was off. He didn’t have his usual flair for moving the sheep, and didn’t stay on contact. I think maybe the household dynamics are bothering him. Cay is getting bolder and is pestering him a lot [...]

On Becoming an Author

There are some things about becoming an author that I hadn’t given a lot of thought to. I was mostly focused on the writing and book production, then sales and marketing, to get the story out to people. On Saturday evening, some friends threw me a wonderful book launch party here at my home obedience [...]