It is midday in a crowed market place in downtown La Paz, Baja California Sur when I realize what started as a feeling of being “slightly off” this morning is quickly turning into a tsunami in my bowels. The smell of meat in the open air butcher shop is not helping my condition. I swat… Continue reading Never trust a fart and other travel tales
"To err is human, to forgive canine - unknown" After two weeks volunteering with the Maun Animal Welfare Society (MAWS), I feel my jaded heart melting thanks to the amazing dogs of Botswana. While they come in all sizes and various shades of brown, white, tan and brindle, the best way to picture these sweet… Continue reading For the love of dog
I can feel the sweat running down my back as I keep pace with the Black Keys pounding out of our little speaker and close the last spay of the day. I am hot, sweaty, most likely covered in ticks and bone tired but still... this is fun! We left behind a foot of snow,… Continue reading Puppies, Parasites and Penises
In 24 hours we will be on our way to Botswana. This will be my second visit to Botswana but for Rob it will be his third trip. Our primary reason for heading off to Africa is to volunteer as veterinarians with two amazing organizations. Well, honestly the reality is that we LOVE Africa and… Continue reading Botswana Bound
Yesterday I woke up, my first day of "retirement", a word I hate as I don't feel like I am ready for that word, not yet anyway. So lets start again. Yesterday I woke up, the first day of a new beginning. I enjoyed my coffee, dealt with emails and headed out for a chilly… Continue reading Gratitude: Rossland you Rock!
The early years of running our own veterinary hospital were hard. We were open 6 days a week, on call 7 days a week and raising two young children with no family close by for support. I know this sounds like one of those stories you tell your kids... "you think you have it tough,… Continue reading The Story of Frank and Zelda
In an instant, life can change. While we count our blessings and hold our children close to our heart, another family is experiencing the greatest loss and a grief beyond measure. Our thoughts, prayers and love go out to them during this time of sadness. Life is precious and while I don't know what the future… Continue reading Life is messy, painful and plain fucked up…