Weekly – Are You Ready to Mow Down the Grass?

Uncontrollable Growth Can Do Damage When you live on 20 rural acres in the Willamette Valley of Oregon the grass, and brush, and trees, flowers, weeds, grows fast. It’s an explosion of growth, most of which is green and it’s vibrant and beautiful and a huge job to mow.Getting ready for this growth, like your […]

Weekly – May Be, May Be Not

This is the Month for Maybes May – Mother’s day, my mothers birthday, Mayday. Did you know that the term “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!” is a distress call and as the idea of a man named Frederick Mockford, he came up with the idea for “mayday” because it sounded like the French word for máider, which […]

Weekly – Are You in Command of Yourself?

To Give an Authoritative Order As a pet lover, I give my pets commands. Sit, Stay, Whoa, slow, things I want to happen when I’m with them. It works too – especially when I’m consistent in my asking/commanding. Do we do this for ourselves? The definition of command is to give an authoritative order. An […]

The Weekly – Dogs in Need Eat Free While We Drink Free! Yippee!

Mission Driven Means Good Business Tonight is the Women in the Pet Industry Network reception at Super Zoo. Hope you’re reading this on your phone while strutting the aisles of Superzoo! If not, shut your eyes and envision booths of pet products as far as the eye can see. No joking on this and what shoes you […]

The Weekly – It’s a Dog World Now!

Dogs Featured on Life Magazine Cover! I was walking through the airport sundries shop when my eye spied this magazine. If you weren’t already convinced dogs are in our lives to stay then this is additional proof, especially with a subtitle of “Why We Need Them. Why They Need Us.” When I travel, I think my […]

The Weekly – Why Sponsor an Event?

Is there any Roi to sponsoring an event? Sponsorship has been on my mind lately. Of course with Super Zoo coming at us like a freight train and with our amazing sponsors on board, I began to wonder why they said yes to sponsoring the WIPIN reception and why others said no. What, exactly is […]

The Weekly – The Pet Event Success Process

Super Excited About Super Zoo? I’ve been thinking about Super Zoo – The huge expo that the World Pet Association hosts every summer in Vegas. Summer in Vegas? I know, but air conditioning is a pleasure, isn’t it? Women in the Pet Industry Network hosts (along with amazing sponsors) a reception that has been hugely […]

The Weekly – The Old Crippled Goat

What’s in a word? Chester is my old goat and he is a cripple. His leg somehow began to bend at an odd angle and has gotten progressively worse. This has slowed him down but not put him out. He has a very nice life. He lives with his best friend, Herbert the Hogster in […]

The Weekly – Memories, Can be Wonderful and Yet…

Missing those who we’ve loved and lost Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. That’s the official reason all government offices are closed as well as many businesses. Will you be open for business next Monday? […]

The Weekly – Is Crazy Busy Crazy?

What is your speed?  Hopefully, you do not suffer from this. I was standing over the sink, devouring a grapefruit while listening to an audiobook on high speed (Yes, you can do that) on of all topics: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics when it occurred to me that this was a ridiculous way to behave. I […]