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SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 12--FIRST HAIRCUT!

One week shy of Theo’s five-month birthday, we decided that it was high time that he got a haircut. With this fall’s dewy mornings and unusually wet weather, it was becoming quite tedious to dry him after each walk;…

SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 10--FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

This week, Theo attended his very first puppy-training class! The instructor is the same young lady who gave us one-on-one training for Theo back in late August. 

My friend suggested I buy a puppy backpack and take the first-day-of-school…

SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 8

This past week our focus was on socialization and new adventures for our little Theo. We heard from both the vet and the trainer that it is very important to introduce puppies to as many people and situations as possible…

SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 7

There has been so much going on in my life that I am a week behind in my posts, but because of the significance of Week 7, I felt it was important not to skip sharing the breakthroughs we had…

SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 6

When I tell people that I am finding owning a puppy really exhausting, there are basically two different responses: 1) (head nods in understanding and agreement); and 2) “Why?” 

Most people agree that having a new puppy in the

SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 5

I am not going to lie—until I had my own puppy, I never quite understood about the appeal of pets. Don’t get me wrong—I value all living creatures. I even wrote a book about animals (click here). But as…

SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 4

Before we picked Theo up to bring him home, we asked the breeder what Theo’s personality was like. She told us that he tended to sit back and observe what his siblings were doing rather than jump right in. Hmmm,…

SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 2

As we move on to week 2 of our new adventure, I must say that things haven’t gotten any easier! The sheer volume of daily decisions as new dog owners is overwhelming and non-stop. Plus, of course, there is more…

SALLY'S ADVENTURES IN PUPPYLAND--WEEK 1

It’s been less than 24 hours since we brought our new 2.1-kg bundle of joy into our home. And I am bone tired! 

I’m not sure whether my exhaustion is from travelling over 1000 km by car for a…

WHEN SLEEPING BIRDS FLY: Q & A

 

As I raise awareness about my new book When Sleeping Birds Fly: 365 Amazing Facts About The Animal Kingdom, the same questions have been coming up from various individuals and organizations. I thought it would be helpful to…

SHORT STORY BY SALLY MEADOWS WINS A 2018 WORD AWARD!

I am delighted to share that my story “A Blessed Christmas,” published in the anthology Christmas with Hot Apple Cider has won a 2018 Word Award, category Short Fiction. This was especially meaningful as it was my fifth…

WHEN SLEEPING BIRDS FLY: WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK

Six years ago, I was relatively new to Facebook. I got an idea to share a miracle-a-day for a full year to inspire and encourage my friends even before I had something published. I called the initiative 365 Days of

12 THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME

This is my mother, Joan. 

 

I have always had a close relationship with my mother, and she has been hugely influential in my life. In fact, as I pored over photos of her for this blog, I…

HALIFAX PUBLIC GARDENS--18 GORGEOUS PHOTOS

Since spring remains elusive on the Saskatchewan Prairies (and other places across Canada, for that matter!) I needed to boost my spirits by reviewing photos of some of the most beautiful gardens I have had the pleasure of visiting over…