As the light wanes, I plod back to the house after the evening chores. I watch Jake trotting ahead of me, his fluffy ‘pants’ swaying with each stride, his tail bobbing over his back like a plume. It has been a rough few weeks at work, the office politics reaching a fevered pitch – yet … More The Dog You Need
From the beginning of my life with animals I have seen parallels between their behavior and that of the people around me. I have seen them form friendships, show empathy, and grieve lost loved ones. I have also long been told by scientists, trainers, animal lovers, and behavior experts that those parallels don’t exist. Animals … More Liar, liar, fur on fire!
I took a much needed sanity break. My inspiration for these posts comes from two main sources – my own little herd and what is going on in the horseworld at large. As the year wound down, I found that I had little time for the former, and little patience for the latter. So, I … More The End of Lofty Goals
We interrupt this usually horsey-oriented blog for a slight doggie detour. Our household includes two dogs: Macie, a nearly 8 year old Brittany, and Kenzie, a 17 month old Border Collie mix who is still very much a puppy. It’s been about a year since Kenzie joined our family. We found her at a Border … More Doggie Detour
I am about to become a supervisor again, after five years of being responsible for my work only. In fact, I spent today interviewing candidates for one of the positions on my new team. This change in role and responsibility has me thinking about leadership again. How do I get the people who have been … More Establishing leadership