Would I “Chicken” Out or Take the Challenge?

Dear Friends, For me, cooking from scratch is never pretty. So when I read the blog post of my good friend Julie Garmon about her simple, couldn’t-mess-it-up homemade chicken noodle soup I thought, “Ha! She doesn’t know my non-culinary skills.” But

Too Cute and OMG WOW for words….

Dear Friends, How’s your day today? Want a smile to lift you up? Catch this awesome video: Charlie Bear and I hope you have a fantastic rest of the day, and please tell us if this lifted your spirits (or

Have you ever tried…one more time…and won?

B.J. here. Charlie Bear is snuggled in bed this crisp September morning. Not me. I have something to ask you. Have you ever wanted something so much that you just couldn’t give up? I started writing when I was 40-something,

Slices of the Pie

Dear Friends, My life is like a pie, and if I could choose my favorite it would be cherry, apple, coconut cream, or lemon meringue. But here’s the hard part. When I slice my pie into sections, should I make

What Time Is it?

Charlie Bear here…it’s time to throw out the old and bring in the new. (photo from photozup.com) HAPPY NEW YEAR to one and all, and may this year bring an abundance of all you are hoping for. Wiggles and woofs in

Best Present Ever, she says…

Charlie Bear here. Mom says there’s something about a warm body, a snuggle, and a wet lick. She says she could do without the cold nose pressed into the armpit, but you have to take the good with the not-so-good,

If I Knew Then…#4 (Part 2) from Charlie Bear

Charlie Bear here with another Post on Sharing My Story: This is Part 2 of 2 on what you, my loyal readers, wanted to hear about: Tips on how to love a difficult dog. We went over some of it

If I Knew Then…# 1 From Charlie Bear

Charlie Bear here. Finally I get to share my side of the history. Mom Peep likes to say “If I knew then what I know now….” Well, I could say that too! And we’ll let you be the judge of