Thanksgiving, 2018


Dearest Readers: I realize this is Thanksgiving week; however, I wanted to share a bit of a touching, sad story. This morning, Wednesday, November 21, 2018, we had to let our precious little 14-year-old+ mini schnauzer go to doggie heaven. Since Monday evening, he deteriorated rather quickly. He ate his dinner. Drank water, and onContinue reading “Thanksgiving, 2018”

Some Days Are Better Left Unsaid


Dearest Readers: Some days are better left unsaid, or forgotten. Such was the case yesterday, November 9, 2015. The morning started with a discovery that the tarp protecting our roof from further damage after the catastrophic rains of October 2 – October 5 in Charleston, SC was missing in certain areas. Waking my husband up,Continue reading “Some Days Are Better Left Unsaid”

The Adventures of Cletus Cleet, Cleet Runs Away


The Adventures of Cletus Cleet, Cleet Runs Away By Barbie Perkins-Cooper Copyright ©2012 Barbie Perkins-Cooper, All Rights Reserved Thursday, November 8, 2012, was a bitter day, with an early and cold winter’s chill, the first for the fall in Charleston, South Carolina. The morning sunshine could not warm the grounds of the coastal area whereContinue reading “The Adventures of Cletus Cleet, Cleet Runs Away”

Let The Rehearsals Begin…


Dearest Readers: Good morning, World. Another beautiful sunshiny day! After two cups of coffee and my morning yogurt parfait, I decided to rehearse the tentative songs for the show scheduled for late May — May 30, to be exact! All of my pups, with exception of grouchy little Hanks, were outside while I popped theContinue reading “Let The Rehearsals Begin…”

Simple Start, Weight Watchers — Why? Because It Works!


Dearest Readers: Yes, I know…I’ve been quiet. As you recall, the new year started with a loss…not at Weight Watchers, but a loss of a loved one — our precious little Maltese, Shasta Daisy Shampagne. She was at least ten-years-old, probably closer to twelve. For approximately six months we watched her slowly fading away fromContinue reading “Simple Start, Weight Watchers — Why? Because It Works!”

To a New Year, New Beginnings, Goals and Promises – Learning to Move On


Dearest Readers: My last post, Saturday, January 4, 2014 was written with a broken heart after we lost our precious Maltese, Shasta Daisy Shampagne. To say it has been a stressful, depressing and an almost unbearable week is an understatement. I have caught myself bursting into tears as the sea of grief rushes over meContinue reading “To a New Year, New Beginnings, Goals and Promises – Learning to Move On”

In Memory of Precious Shasta Daisy Shampagne, Our Adorable Maltese


Dearest Readers: Only moments ago, when I awoke, I rushed to check on our precious, weakened little girl, our adorable Maltese, Shasta Daisy Shampagne. Today, when I touched her to whisper love words and good morning to her, she did not respond. I uncovered her from the blankets keeping her warm. Only this time, sheContinue reading “In Memory of Precious Shasta Daisy Shampagne, Our Adorable Maltese”

Animals Communicate to Us…


Dearest Readers: Today, I awaken to another gray day in Charleston. Now, it is raining outside. Raindrops tap, tap, tap, on the windows and I’m thankful I called my four-legged family members inside only moments ago. They are so funny when it rains. When the back door opens, they rush inside, only to stop asContinue reading “Animals Communicate to Us…”

Communicating With My Precious Animals


My silly pups. Prince Midnight Shadow, my cold black giant schnauzer rushes inside to brush against the leashes, hanging near my office. He is telling me he is ready to walk today. “Mommy,” he says, staring into my eyes. “It’s nice outside today. The heat will not burn my paws. Can we go for aContinue reading “Communicating With My Precious Animals”

Caring For A Sick Baby — Our Little Maltese


Dearest Readers: To those of you who read my blog regularly, you recognize what an advocate I am for animals, especially rescued dogs. We are the proud family with five dogs, four which are rescues. Yes, they are expensive to keep up and care for, but words cannot express how fulfilling it is to seeContinue reading “Caring For A Sick Baby — Our Little Maltese”