A Pekingnese-Shih Tzu With Five Lives (So Far)!

On our travels across the country, we stopped in Nashville, TN where I met a 12-year-old Pekingnese-Shih Tzu named Toby. Good evening Toby. It’s a pleasure to meet you! It’s getting close to my bedtime so if we could dispel with the pleasantries and get down to business, I’d appreciate it. Alright then! How about…

A Donkey With A Lot To Say

This month, I’m interviewing Lewis, a five-year-old Brazilian Donkey that lives in Black Earth, WI. Hey Lewis! Hay is for horses Linda. Oh my. I can see how this interview is going to go… Okay, I’ll cut you some slack. I guess I’m still a little sad. My best friend Thor has been gone for…

This Therapy Dog Goes to Jail… Every Week!

This month’s interview is with a dog that goes to jail… every week. Meet Bella – a working dog who loves her job! Hi Bella! It’s an honor to meet you! Good morning! I’m so happy you’re here to talk with me. I love my job! Before we talk about your job, which is very…

Meet Jack: a Chihuahua Dachshund and Master Couch Potato in Oregon

My husband, dog, cat and I took an eight-week trip in our motor coach out to Oregon. We were in Corvallis for the total solar eclipse when Jack, an eight-year-old Chihuahua Dachshund asked me to interview him. Hi Jack! It sure was fun to watch the total eclipse with you! Those glasses… they left something…

Lucy is on Top in the Pecking Order on a Family Farm in Minnesota

Which came first? The chicken or the egg? In my case, it was the egg. We buy fresh eggs from our friend; his children raise chickens and sell the eggs. They put the proceeds into a college fund. I thought it would be enlightening to interview the layer of the egg… which brought me nose-to-beak…

A Black Russian Terrier Just Wants To Have Fun in Sherburn, MN

  Last month, Beth Graves from Fairmont, MN contacted me and suggested I meet up with Ruby, a boisterous Black Russian Terrier who lives on a farm just outside of Sherburn.   Hi! Hi! Hi! I’m so glad to see you! Let’s play! Hi Ruby! Slow down… I need to interview you first! Oooohhhh, okaaay….

Mr. B, a Shepherd Husky Mix, Runs a Bicycle Shop in Minnesota

Recently, my husband and I needed our bikes tuned up after a long six-month road trip. We went to The Bicycle Shoppe, which is a small, lakeside gem full of character and curiosity in the Fairmont, MN. We were greeted by the shop’s owner, Mr. B, a 10-year-old German Shepherd Husky Mix. After some gentle…

Blondie Has Girl Power in Minnesota

This month, I interviewed Blondie, a vivacious 13-year-old Palomino American Quarter Horse. She lives in Northrop, MN. Blondie, what a pretty name! And I must say, it fits you well! Thank you. I like my name very much. I’m a girl’s girl. Long blonde mane and tail, dainty eating habits… if I could paint my…

Kidney Disease Doesn’t Stop Murphy in Minnesota

For my first column, I interviewed Murphy, a super-friendly seven-year-old BichonFrise ShihTzu. He takes daily walks on Tilden Street in Fairmont, MN. First, thank you, Murphy, for taking the time to chat with me. Please tell our readers a little bit about yourself. My name is Murphy and Betty Pannkuk is my mom. Betty is…