Is There Room in Your Heart for a Fish Bowl?

When I tell people about what I do – and why I do it – sometimes, they are puzzled. The concept of wearing a photo of your dog – or cat – in a piece of photo jewelry seems odd to them…and for different reasons.  There are those people who prefer not to recognize that […]

A Fur-Ever Love Story

It wasn’t the usual doggie greeting, as far as I can recall. Their noses passed closely for a quick, mutual whiff – but it was the way their eyes lit up that I remember. Recognition of one kindred spirit by another illuminated their faces and happened in a second, but it would last their lifetimes.  […]

Great Hearts and Good Art!

Loveland, Colorado was just the setting for the 2013 Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America (BMDCA) Specialty.  Pristine, snow covered peaks of the Rockies – reminiscent of the Swiss Alps – served as the backdrop for the convergence of Berners from all parts of the U.S. Last year, I journeyed to the Specialty in Gettysburg […]

The Multi-Packing Alpha Female

I get a lot of smiles and the occasional quick chuckle when I say it. I am the Alpha Female of Zelda’s Song.  That’s my title. But I mean it….as in the dog world.  The top female leader, the one who takes on the responsibility for the direction, well-being and protection of the pack.  Even […]