My Boyfriend Bart, or Why Big Dogs Rule!

I was out running errands this morning, trying to get everything done before the promised rains arrived. I had parked Crusty, my dog-transport car, and was speed walking to the really good bedding store when I happened to glance into a jewelry store. In the window was a giant Rottweiler, grinning at me. Of course…

Burnt Ends, or Preventing Your Horse from Getting Sunburned

As a redhead with fair skin and freckles (I’ve been known to sport the nickname of “Magnesium” and to wear it well), I go through a LOT of sunblock. Neutrogena UVA/UVB Helioplex SPF 100 is my general go-to bottle, and I use the Neutrogena Wet Skin sunblock when I go out paddle boarding on Lake Austin….

Gratitude…

A friend (and one of my most reliable photographers for the clinic Facebook page) tagged me in a gratitude challenge, and I’ve been putting my response off. It’s not that I don’t think I have much to be grateful for–believe me I do–but I wanted to put some thinking into it. So here goes. My…

The Trouble with the Light, or How Green Is the Valley

I cannot say enough about the benefits of sagebrush to cure whatever ails you. It’s certainly enough for me to forgive three dogs for thinking that I needed to get up and feed them at five in the morning. (You’re not included in this sin, Bob. You would have been more than happy to snooze…