My Walks with Jax

My Walks with Jax

I’ve been wanting to write about Jax for a while, but his camera shyness has led me to wait until I captured a photo where he wasn’t running the other direction. When Genevieve’s Pet Care opened up for business, Jax was my first walking partner. Since then, we’ve been strolling along the Mississipi river together … Continue reading

Ruby and the Elusive Turkeys of Northeast

Ruby and the Elusive Turkeys of Northeast

Wild turkeys roam freely in northeast Minneapolis. You can find them on residential streets, ditches, alleyways, or even window shopping along Johnson St. For a natural born tracker, like Miss Ruby, walks become more than just a bit of exercise. There is a mission. The challenge exists. We must accept. This past week, Ruby and … Continue reading

The Big Snow

The Big Snow

Snow storms are powerful creatures: silently building, transforming the landscape, capable of bringing everything to a halt. You wake up to find a thick, sparkling white crystalized blanket laying over the land. It changes everything. Last Sunday, 16 inches of snow dropped on Minneapolis within 24 hours. This week was full of snowy walks with my … Continue reading

Walking Songs

Walking Songs

When I’m out walking with a dog, a tune often rises to meet the rhythm of our steps and I can’t help but sing. To celebrate the beautiful weather these past few days, here is a collection of my favorite walking songs:  JAX I’m Walking – Fat’s Domino ROXIE Walking After Midnight – Patsy Cline JAX … Continue reading

These Cats are Champions

These Cats are Champions

It’s been a little over a month since these purr-fect little guys came into my life. I’d been thinking about adopting a cat for a while, only to be hooked at first sight by these regal brothers. Rufus (left) and Bowie (right) won me over with their cat-like charm. They pounce and stalk and leap after … Continue reading

Meet Indie and Dexter

Meet Indie and Dexter

This past weekend I had the pleasure of hanging out with these two: Indie (left) and Dexter (right) know how to have a good time. When I suggested we go for a walk, they replied with an enthusiastic “yes please!” Taking to the streets, we wandered aimlessly through northeast. It wasn’t long before we came … Continue reading

Mauer and Etta – Best of Friends

Mauer and Etta – Best of Friends

Mauer and Etta are best friends. They live in a duplex, with Mauer upstairs and Etta downstairs, but they get to play together often and that makes them both very happy. Mauer thinks he’s a big dog, like Etta. Etta thinks she’s a lap dog, like Mauer. They each see themselves as a matching pair. … Continue reading