Brutal Heat

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 152024
 

We’re experiencing a brutal heat wave here in west central Alabama. The high temperature yesterday was 88° with a heat index of 93, and according to the weatherman, it’s going to get worse. Next week it looks like daily temperatures will be close to the triple digits, and that doesn’t factor in the high  humidity! […]

May 192024
 

The weatherman was wrong when he said that we would get a lot of rain on Friday, but he made up for it by saying that it would come in on Saturday. About mid-afternoon yesterday it started pouring, and I told Terry that all of the soil and compost we put in her raised planter […]

Alli Is Confused

 Posted by at 12:50 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 092023
 

Poor Alli is confused. German shepherds are rather OCD to begin with. They thrive on routine, and when their routines are changed they’re not sure how to adapt to that. Since it’s just Terry and I and our critters here at home, and because we do not get a lot of visitors, when someone stops […]

Oct 062023
 

Our friends Jesse and Jennifer arrived a little after noon yesterday and it sure was good to see them again. They lived across the street from us at our place in Edgewater, Florida, and I can’t count the good times we had together, whether it was fishing from our pontoon boat, browsing antique shows, going […]

Sep 132023
 

A couple of times in the last few days Terry has said she feels almost halfway human again, but then she seems to relapse. Monday night she had another fever and when it broke sometime in the middle of the night the sheets were wet from her sweating. Tomorrow makes three weeks of this and […]

Protecting Her Human

 Posted by at 1:09 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 192023
 

They call German Shepherds Velcro dogs for a reason. Once they find their person, they stick to them like Velcro. Alli was about a year old when we rescued her and she quickly became my Velcro dog. If I so much as get up and walk from one room to the other, she’s right beside […]

Jul 262023
 

We started yesterday with an unplanned quick trip to Western Alabama Animal Hospital in Carrollton. Alli has been having some stomach problems the last few days and has not been able to go to the bathroom normally. I usually take her out about midnight, and then she sleeps until 7:30 or 8:00 in the morning. […]

Too Darn Hot

 Posted by at 1:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 262023
 

Songstress Ella Fitzgerald described the weather here in west central Alabama exactly in that song. Yesterday it was too darned hot to do much of anything outside. The temperature got up to 89o but the heat index said it felt like 94o during the afternoon. Except for taking Alli out for a few potty breaks, […]

A Girl Called Alli

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 012023
 

As I shared with you in a blog titled Is It Time? a while back, we are both animal lovers. But after we lost our last pets, we both decided we were not going to have any more because the heartbreak of losing them is so damned hard. But now that we have plenty of […]

Critter Scammers

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 202023
 

I got a lot of response to yesterday’s blog about maybe getting a pet or two, in blog comments, comments on Facebook, and some emails. The consensus seems to be that we will know when the right animal(s) comes along, and Terry and I both feel that way. It’s no secret that there are a […]

Is It Time?

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
May 192023
 

We are both animal lovers, and in the past, both before and after we were together, we have had cats, dogs, a horse, a goat, a couple of parrots, and tropical fish, to name a few. Terry loves cats and had a magnificent lynk/manx/Himalayan mix named Sasquatch for many years. He got his name because […]

Feb 032020
 

I received an e-mail from a lady suggesting that I write a story about the problems dog owners encounter with RV parks that will not allow animals of certain breeds or over a certain weight. She said that she and her husband had been asked to leave three different RV parks because they have a […]

Dec 272018
 

Terry and I had a heartbreak recently, but we learned a bitter lesson from it at the same time. I’m just now feeling comfortable enough to write about it. As I’ve said here many times, I’m not a fan of yappy little dogs. I’ve also said that I love German shepherds. I’ve had several them […]

Dec 062018
 

I saw a news story the other day saying that many radio stations across the country have bowed to demands by the #Me Too movement not to play the Christmas classic song Baby, It’s Cold Outside, which has been a holiday favorite since 1944. According to those who object to the song, its lyrics encourage […]

Sep 062018
 

I wasn’t surprised to find out that I had ruffled some feathers, or maybe fur, when I said in yesterday’s blog that we made the choice to find a new home for my protection trained German Shepherd when we hit the road because he would not have been a good fit for the RV lifestyle. […]

Really, More Q&A

 Posted by at 1:26 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 052018
 

I know it’s only been a couple of weeks since my last Q&A column, but I’ve been getting a lot of questions from readers that I thought might be of interest to some of you as well, so here we go. Q. Years ago we bought a membership in Western Horizons campground chain which has […]

May 212018
 

Let’s have a little experiment today. I’m going to tell you three things and write a short paragraph about each of them. Only one of those things is true. It’s up to you to decide which one it is. Okay, ready to play? 1) I seldom play the lottery because the odds of winning are […]

May 172016
 

Terry and I love animals and always have. I’m partial to German shepherds and have been owned by several fine ones over the years. When we got together Terry had two dogs, an Australian Shepherd and a Siberian Husky, as well as several cats. When we hit the road we found new homes for all […]

Pitt Bulls Prohibited

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 052014
 

There is an ongoing thread in the Living The RV Dream Facebook group about RV parks that do not allow pitt bulls, Rottweilers, and other dog breeds that are considered aggressive. I wasn’t surprised that the thread got a lot of comments and raised a lot of emotions, but it also revealed just how short-sighted […]

Jan 172012
 

I appreciate everybody who e-mailed, and left comments on the blog or Facebook wishing us happy anniversary yesterday. You all really make us feel special! We had a wonderful day! We drove over to Tarpon Springs and spent some time wandering around the sponge docks, something we never seem to get enough of. We just […]