The next 365 days are delicious bites from a slow cooked meal, or they can be! They can be expansive with your own kind of momentum, with clear belief, vision and intention. One of my favorite women with an abundance of wisdom, Gail Gaspar, who happens to transform lives as a life coach (I believe she would transform lives doing anything, because that's who she is) invites us to select one word for every new year. One word that embodies a quality. Not a boring &... Read More
What has touched your heart this year? What are your hopes for the new year? I choose to end this year reflecting on this beautiful, beautiful poem.When Giving Is All We Have by Alberto Rios
One river gives
Its journey to the next.
We give because someone gave to us.
We give because nobody gave to us.
We give because giving has changed us.
We give because giving could have changed us... Read More
. . . Being Good. When your son is worried about a big event he can feel better going with a friend. If your sister is anxious about being sick she can call a doctor. If your Mom is fretting about fixing her roof she can sit down with an expert and come up with a plan.
When your dog is anxious about how to behave when you are gone what can he do? Your dog can only hope that you will see the situation through his eyes. He can hope that you... Read More
I am delighted to be adding a few final notes to the year 2017. Already?! When I look up again, well, it will be 2018 and I have to be down with that, right? We all have to be okay with the wrap-up of this year. Ahhh. While I keep meticulous records of my business side, I never want to forget to make sure to say special words to all the bold, alert, spirited, devoted, lively, playful, outgoing, good-natured, curious, sensitive, and entertaining dogs, cats, horses, cavies, and - oh yes!!! And... Read More
Curvology Studio teamed up with Take Me Home Dog Rescue, Inc. (TMHDR) for the annual See Spot Walk event on October 7, in Julia Davis Park. It was a spectacular day for Idaho's largest dog walk and festival. TMHDR had so much fun meeting people and pets at their booth, and signing folks up to learn more about how to become a foster family, to register for our amazing raffle, or to talk about favorite things that make us laugh about our four-legged family members. There were canine contests,... Read More
Everyone has a phone camera with them almost 24/7. Here are a few tips to capture the cuteness of your pets with that everyday convenient camera. Just as there are seven or more main face shapes for humans, there are hundreds of shapes and sizes of animal faces. I learned how to add shadow & light to enhance a human face and to bring out desired features and tell a story. So, too, we can add shadow/light to show the dimensions of a pet's face. This diagram below is just an example to... Read More
Celebrate Independence Day! Celebrate what is inspiring about living with dogs! Here is how you can avoid having to search for your missing dog after the last streak of ketchup is wiped off the picnic table, the last burger is eaten and the last lane is cleared so you can finally head home with a car load of colorful and awe-inspiring memories.
There is nothing like the noise and fear in your dog's eyes and tucked tail, to remind us that bringing a dog into our lives is a... Read More
It's pretty simple. Sadie has a new brother she adores! I remain constant in my unabiding love for dogs. So we expanded our family to fill our hearts with our new boy, Tucker. Two dogs just feels like the only normal there is. Right?! And Tucker has been so amazing and adaptable to his new home. He has a happy & a bright personality. Being a Great Pyrenees mix, he is hard wired to be attentive to his surroundings. I can see those wheels turning as he is so aware of even... Read More
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat at our Take Me Home Dog Rescue and Curvology Studio booth at the Helping Hands Pet Walk & Fair! There may not have been fluffy cotton candy but cute and fluffy dogs ruled the day! All the attendees grabbed double-dog sized bags of goodies and gathered information and learned so much about local organizations helping to heal, save, feed, train, and serve for the betterment of dogs. The winner of our Curvology Studio Pet Portrait giveaway is Susan... Read More
Wahoo! Meet us on Saturday, May 6, for a fun event at Kleiner Park behind The Village in Meridian. Join a whirlwind of pets and their humans for a 1 mile walk, contests, raffles, over 21 vendors (the walk is optional!). What? No Ferris wheel and crunchy corn dogs? How about a swirl of happy-go-lucky, nosey, eager, active dogs of all colors, shapes, sizes to meet & greet! Dogs up for adoption, local folks you appreciate who are dedicated to training, to rescue, to shelter, to attend to,... Read More
I had so much fun hanging out with Wrex, only 7 weeks old with a twinkle and a wink in his eyes. His parents have created a world of love, safety, and care. This photo-shoot is only the beginning. Can you imagine all the momentous changes twelve short months will bring?
It is a myth that you must take a dominant position to prevent a puppy from trying to take over your house. Parenthood is the better word to use. Dogs are flock animals, and a natural respect that starts when... Read More
I feel good. My ultimate pal, Sadie, is by my side. She came into our lives at such a demolished time of loss. And then she brought us back to the basics. We laughed, we were amazed at her complete & immediate trust. She looked directly into our eyes and her eyes said in a thousand ways: I want to be loved and accepted. And my goodness, how she has loved us. (check out the Pet Gallery for plenty of pictures of my lovely & confident Sadie-lady; you can't miss her).
My love of... Read More