About Me

Twenty years ago I asked a Tarot card reader what would I be doing when I was 50. She replied, “I see you doing something so wildly creative, it defies a job title.” Only recently did I realize that was a slick way of saying, “I have no idea of what you’ll be doing.” But that prediction kept me charging ahead to the fifties with zeal and anticipation. Now that the future is today, I’m ready for anything!

Ads and Sales and Puppydog Tails

My husband Mike and I recently placed an ad in the Evergreen, the weekly shopper for northern Pine and Carlton Counties. We wanted a puppy. One that needed us as much as we needed him. Like Jane and Michael in the movie version of Mary Poppins, we knew exactly what we wanted. (Except we didn't sing our ad.) 

We had waited for a dog to cross our path the way Watch had done nine years ago. We had visited dogs at the local shelters. But none of them seemed right. I wondered if we'd ever find the right one, or would we recognize it upon finding it.

When Mike took the ad copy and payment up to the newspaper office, he noticed a flyer in the window. 

The timing, the serendipity, couldn't be ignored. Long story short, we took the puppy shown on top.

With all of our attention focused on easing a rescue animal into his new home—a task that won't occur overnight—we forgot to cancel the ad. On Saturday three different people called with puppies. We thanked each person for calling, and let them know the position was filled. Thanks also go to Tonia and Tammy, two caring sisters who rescued and provided foster homes for the puppies.

Are you looking for a dog like the one I described? Perhaps a Great Dane, a Lab/Shepherd/Newfoundland mix? Just leave a reply here and I'll be happy to connect you to the people who called. You won't have to place an ad. You won't even have to sing. 


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