You know you’re dog mom/dad when…

1. Selfies almost always include your dog.

Admit it, your photo is way cuter with your pupper beside you.

2. You have more photos of your dog than…

Yourself. There’s no shame in this, because people would much rather see a cute photo of your dog than your mug. Lol!

3. When people talk about their kids…

You chime in to the conversation with similar comments, but about your dog.

“Yeah, I had to clean up vomit last night, too.”

4. You’ve cleaned up their vomit.

Or their poo. Or their pee. Or the couch cushions they tore up… which resulted in a time out that lasted 5 seconds, because those eyes. Admit it.

5. You spend way too much money on them.

Toys, clothes, accessories, travel equipment.

My dog doesn’t know what to do with toys, so I spend a lot of my money on bags, bows, and things that make traveling easier. She has two ten pound bags while I can fit everything I have in a small backpack.

6. You cancel plans.

I’ve done this so many times, because I didn’t want to go in the first place. There have been times, however, I did want to go somewhere, but Callie couldn’t come with me. Her dinner time is at 6. It’s very strict, with medication, so I can’t just neglect that!

7. You carry them around.

My dog weighs half of what I do, so I don’t do this. I do hold her like a baby in my lap, though.


What at are some additional things you do that make you a dog mom or dad? Comment below! 🙂


Happy Thanksgiving!!

Y’all, it’s turkey day! I’d like to take a second to discuss some things I’m thankful for…

1. The Lord’s sacrifice to wash my sin.

’nuff said.

2. My family!

They put up with me at my best and at my worst. They’re self sacrificing people and will have my back no matter what; even if that means giving me a reality check and tough love. They don’t mince words and are straight shooters, figuratively and literally. They’re great people, and I’m so thankful God placed me in the middle of these crazies.

3. My job.

I seriously work at the best school in the nation. They’re so supportive and selfless. I couldn’t have asked for better kids, co-workers, and bosses.

4. My church.

Another batch of amazing people. Some don’t have much, but they’d give you everything they have if you needed it. They’re praying, faith-filled people, and I love it!

5. My animals.

I have the sweetest animals on this earth. Seriously! My mule protects me. He and my horse are super patient with me, and they’re really submissive, even though they’re more powerful than I am.

My dog… this girl is my fur baby, my happy after a bad day, and so much more. She’s not just a dog, she’s the reason I’ve grown up and learned to care for more than myself. I had her before I had my horse and mule, before I lived on the ranch, and her health was a huge wake up call. She’ll let me do anything to her: dress her up, give her medicine, wear a backpack… she’s just the sweetest.

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You know you’re a dog mom/dad when…


It’s been a while…

I’m pretty sure there are cobwebs on my webpage by now. I’ve been so busy being a teacher and loving every minute!

I got my camera out today, and the batteries are charging at this time. Hopefully, I’ll be able to venture out later today and show you some new work!

I don’t do much to my ISO, I keep it as low as possible, but I do stop down as far as I can while keeping the light evenly exposed. I am not a fan of over or under exposure. I like to be able to see as much detail as possible.

What elements should I focus on today?