My father, William Pulsifer, Sr., and his father, Libby Pulsifer, are both World War 2 veterans. In honor of Veterans Day, I thought I would tell their stories (with the help of my ninety year old father who shared them with me.) In early 1942, my grandfather, Dr. Libby Pulsifer, was among 150 physicians, dentists,… Continue reading A Tale of Two Veterans!
I jumped up when my cell phone rang early one morning while we were vacationing at Disney World. I looked at the phone number and didn’t recognize it. I thought it might be the pet sitter we hired so I decided to answer it. She started off “None of your dogs died but I… Continue reading My Dog Almost Drowned in the Sump Pump!
The crate has been an indispensable accessory for our new puppy. I used to feel guilty when I put my puppy in it, but not anymore as it has been a blessing in so many ways. It has helped prevent many problems that come along with having a new puppy. Some people look at the… Continue reading Ode to the Crate
Our puppy Nemo is five months old now. When we took him home 3 1/2 months ago, he was like a cuddly fluffy living stuffed animal. He could do no wrong. He slept most of the time and loved his crate. As he grows, he is revealing both his endearing and annoying personality traits. Unfortunately,… Continue reading Chocolate, Medicine, Grapes and Other Dangers to Dogs
Our trip to Hawaii finally became a reality this year! We wanted to take our children to the Hawaiian Islands for years. My husband lived and worked in Hawaii for five years when he was young and single. He did his internship in medicine at the University of Hawaii and then he worked at a… Continue reading Our Dream Vacation to Hawaii
I have always remarked how our puppy Nemo looked part fox even though I had never really seen a fox up close. Our puppy acts a little wild like a fox and has this beautiful brownish black coloring with white interspersed in it. He also has the triangular shaped ears of a fox. As luck… Continue reading Friendly Foxes
Sitting quietly on the lanai, As the waves go rolling by. I fix my gaze upon the sea, While I drink my morning tea. The birds surround us while we eat. The palm trees swaying to a beat. Preparing for our morning swim, We grab our boards and jump right in! Snorkeling… Continue reading Reflections of Maui!
Our pets survived our trip to Hawaii! They did not go with us but we had to figure out their care while we were gone. We made arrangements so they were able to stay at our home together. It was challenging to make this happen but once we did it gave us peace of mind.… Continue reading Solving our Pet-Sitting Challenges before going on our Dream Vacation!
Two nights ago, 14 year old Patches was trying to get up on my bed. She fell down and I heard a shriek. I looked on the floor and Patches was trying to get up but the lower half of her body would not move. I encouraged her to get up but she couldn’t get… Continue reading Poor Patches!
It’s a beautiful day outside. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the air is cool. Today was our cat Marcus’s last day. Our 18 year old rag doll cat has been unable to eat and/or drink for the last couple of days. I have watched him crouched over the water dish for… Continue reading Good-bye Marcus!