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Who Was the Idiot Who Crossed Poodles with Other Breeds

Who Was the Idiot Who Crossed Poodles with Other Breeds

Doodles are dime a dozen in shelters and rescues Photo credit bubblypet.com How it all began The man responsible for the “Doodle” mania is Wally Conran. He created the Labrador-Poodle hybrid in 1989 and now, in his own words, says – “I opened a...
I Believe That My Sins Are Washed Away in Baptism

I Believe That My Sins Are Washed Away in Baptism

Photo by Josue Michel on Unsplash Baptism means so much to me that I want to be baptized again. I thought of Baptism recently while cleaning our boat and dreaming of a long hot shower. Baptizing myself from top to bottom, water sluicing over every bump,...
I Was at Rock Bottom, But God Found Me Where I Was

I Was at Rock Bottom, But God Found Me Where I Was

And that’s when I converted to Catholicism. The year was 1994. Father Peter,” I said. “You don’t know me, and I’m not a Catholic, but I need help.” “How soon can you get here?” he said. I arrived in the United States to a marriage in tatters. My husband and I had been...
Do You Remember To Thank God For Your Gift Of Faith

Do You Remember To Thank God For Your Gift Of Faith

Do I reflect on and thank God for my gift of faith? As so often, the daily 3-minute reflection by the Jesuits brought me up short. The reading was – “Does, then, the one who supplies the Spirit to you and works mighty deeds among you do so from works of the law...
We Have Three Rescue Dogs With Toilet Issues

We Have Three Rescue Dogs With Toilet Issues

And we were living on our boat for the summer. Our ten-year-old Lhasa Apso, Mikhail, rescued in 2014, and named after the great Russian ballet dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov, has a hard time doing what should be done. He gets a dessert spoon or more of cooked pumpkin in...