When Compassion Backfires

When I was in my 20's and working at a day care center, they had a petting zoo come. Of course, I was thrilled. I don't remember the name of the day care. I don't remember the kids that I cared for. I don't remember my coworkers. But, I remember the donkey. The lonely donkey … Continue reading When Compassion Backfires

The Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

There’s more to do in Jacksonville than some realize. It’s me, I’m the some. Because last weekend, I discovered the Arboretum! Apparently, I was the last one to discover it because everyone who I mentioned it to had either been there or was aware of its existence. But, just in case...hey, you should check out … Continue reading The Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

I Have A New Puppy

I have a puppy! Omg, I have a puppy! All of these years of rescuing/acquiring dogs and I have never had a puppy. The plan wasn't a puppy but for years, I have been dealing with the stress of bringing dogs in (as rescues and for petsitting) and worrying about the safety of our cats. … Continue reading I Have A New Puppy

Helping People Through Petsitting

Sometimes, you get an opportunity to really be there for people. Sometimes, in the midst of a sad moment, you can provide comfort. Sometimes, I live for those moments. I'm a petsitter. I'm the one that steps in when the owners can not. That's usually because they are going to go somewhere fun. But, sometimes, … Continue reading Helping People Through Petsitting

Will Work For Chickens

A couple of weeks ago, I started a new job. It was the perfect situation, just two days a week, nannying for two kids who were quite lovable. I was surprised that it happened because when the woman contacted me, she said that she needed a nanny for two full days and three partial days. … Continue reading Will Work For Chickens

Buddy Bandana, The Scam That Continues

In September of 2019, I happened upon Buddy Bandana on instagram. They were advertising that they needed brand ambassadors. Being a huge dog lover (all animal lover, really), I was immediately enthused. A handful of messages later and I was in. I thought I had accomplished something but really, they had found another sucker. SHUT … Continue reading Buddy Bandana, The Scam That Continues

Riding Horses With My Son

So, I decided to drag William to my horse land. Originally, I was worried that it would be an issue because he has a tendency to toe-walk. This is an issue that has definitely worsened while staying safe at home for so long. Research showed that horseback riding could help with this, though. Ok, my … Continue reading Riding Horses With My Son

Learning To Ride All The Horses

I had this vision of writing a post for each lesson or at least, each horse I ride. But, time got away from me. Shocking! So, I'm gonna attempt to succinctly sum up my horse adventures so far! I've had several horseback riding lessons since my tacking adventure. I have gone beyond riding Dallas who … Continue reading Learning To Ride All The Horses

Trying To Catch My Chickens

I have reached a new level in my relationship with my chickens. I already felt pretty confident that they weren't afraid of me in any way but now they are comfortable enough to manipulate me! Yay! They are now like my human children. Ha! Well, I mean, they already manipulated me but like I said, … Continue reading Trying To Catch My Chickens

When You Lose Your Cat

I have had cats all of my life. Sometimes a reasonable amount, sometimes not so much. But, I have always loved them. And, of course, there have been a few that were particularly special to me. One of these cats is Coulson. We had him since he was a baby in 2012. But, in April, … Continue reading When You Lose Your Cat