Bring your dog to work (every) day

One of the cool things about my whole moving to Maine thing is that I got a new job. It was about time anyway as I had been at my previous job for 2 years which seems to be enough time for me to learn my job and do it repetitively …

Back home and on the mend

Lately I’ve had to deal with a few stressors: not having a place to live at the end of the month, starting a new job, and generally getting used to being in Maine. However none of it compares to the stress of having my dog get sick. Don’t worry; this …

The Maine journey: We finally made it!

I am happy to report that Carm and I are safely in Maine! I apologize for my lack of posts last week. For those of you who have done it, you know that moving across the country is a journey and a really time-consuming process. There is so much to …

A girl’s best friend

Anyone who has ever met me knows how much I love my dog, Carmela. She’s my best friend, roommate, and constant companion. I even refer to her and me as a “we”. “We’ll be there around noon.” “You mean you and Carm?” “Yes, of course, me and Carm.” Who ELSE …

How to make moving easier on your pets

Moving is stressful in so many ways on us humans, but don’t forget that it’s also hard on our pets. They see us making piles and packing up our things in boxes in anticipation of the big move. They see us packing up our sheets and comforter (their sheets and …

Planning the road trip

Planning my road trip out to Maine has probably been the coolest thing to plan. It’s not as daunting as finding a place to live or figuring out how I’m going to support myself. The road trip is the vacation part—the fun part. I admit that at first I was …

Dogs, Snow, and Thanksgiving

With the arrival of the first snow of the season here in Chicago, and Thanksgiving falling within the same week there’s a lot to be thankful for. This time of year always makes me take a step back and see how good I have it. I have my health, a …

Quirky, Low-Maintenance Dogs

I have a quirky, yet low-maintenance dog. I never realized just how quirky Carmela has become over the years until I had to make a list. I’m going away for a long weekend soon, and my regular dog sitter recently moved to a place where they don’t accept large dogs. …

Baking/Cooking for one

Friday nights are a magical time for me. After a long week at work I usually like to reserve Friday nights for myself as a chance to decompress and recharge for the weekend festivities. One of my favorite things to do on a Friday night is bake. Now, I am …

Doggy Ice Cream

My dog, Carmela, loves ice cream. She hadn’t had much of it in her 14 years until recently. I discovered her love for ice cream on a recent excursion to an ice cream place close to my dad’s house. We took Carm with us and as a reward for her …