A transplanted Southern Californian living in North Dakota Idaho, with some insights on life with deaf dogs, a gluten free spouse, and the occasional mischievous garden gnome. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Just Relax

Holiday shopping got you frazzled? Don't think you'll have enough hours in the day to accomplish everything? The thought of all those relatives at the house for the Holidays got you feeling blue?
Shaak Ti says "Just relax. Point your tummy towards a warm fireplace and let yourself melt. Ahhhhhh, can you feel your stress just slipping away?"

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving Preparation

We're preparing for a low-key Thanksgiving here at the homestead. Just the four of us, two people and two dogs and a simple menu.  We're going to make our famous Neatlof (recipe here), some mashed potatoes, and a few fun veggie sides.
Shadowfax knows that there is a food centric Holiday approaching and even though she's been told that it's just us, she's still pretty excited - licking her lips excited. She associates Holidays with Cavalier, North Dakota and the grandparents, and all the tasty treats and smells that go along with it.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Chilly Fall Mornings

We woke up to a chilly Fall morning of just 17 degrees. We scurried through our morning walk, took care of business, and got a nice breakfast in our tummies. The dogs then set about to the serious business of napping by the fireplace or covered with blankies.
17 degrees isn't unheard of this time of year but it still pretty chilly for us. The good news is that the days are sunny and afternoons get back up into the 40's. The past few days have been glorious sunny afternoons, with breezes blowing the colorful leaves off the trees.
The key is to rotate so one end doesn't get overdone.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Sleepy Shadowfax

You know when you've had one of those long weeks and you can barely keep your eyes open. It's a Friday evening and it's been a just a non-stop workweek of walks, playing in the yard, budget meetings, and chasing squirrels.
It's hard work being a deaf dog around here, there's always work to be done.