Just Be

Go on.  Admit it.  You've missed me.... To those who have followed my journey for nearly four years, I owe an explanation for my absence here at A Broken Crayon. First, I thought I'd take a little break from writing, advocating and researching.  Summer began early with both of my daughters out of school before... Continue Reading →

Attack-a-Tick Sale

Those with any experience with Lyme disease ask the same question:  what can we do to protect ourselves from ticks??  A critical questions with multiple answers. Yes, there are chemical sprays with DEET with great track records of repelling ticks.  This is the one my husband and his fellow hunters use during hunting season.  Research shows... Continue Reading →

Puppy Love –Part 3

We had watched from the sidelines, but now our captain was gone and ten tiny lives were completely in our hands. Momma dogs do more than just nurse their babies; they lick their bellies to stimulate pee, lick their bodies to keep them clean, and lick up their puppies' poop also to help with cleanliness.... Continue Reading →

Puppy Love –Part 2

Mojo defied the odds from the moment she was born, but we had no idea just how steep those odds would become during the birth of her own puppies. Early spring we noticed Mojo was rapidly gaining weight.  Two weeks later, she looked like she was going to explode, and we knew puppies were on... Continue Reading →

Puppy Love — Part 1

She wasn't meant for this world. At not quite 6 oz., she wasn't even half the size of her littermates.  My daughter Gracie, who was 11 at the time, hadn't left the momma's side since her labor had started at 9:00 that humid July morning.  The tiny chocolate runt was the fifth of fourteen puppies.... Continue Reading →

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