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…since Asher Barkley came to live with me.  He’s grown into such a sweet guy.


Asher, the magician.

Though 80-odd pounds later, he’s ever the puppy. AB insists he’s a lap dog and tries at any opportunity to sit on you.  His best friend happens to be a dachshund named Oscar Meyer. The odd couple indeed.  When I think of Ash, it will always be of his fun loving spirit, uncanny ability to pull a toy from thin air and his big smile.  Love my pony.



This weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the beautifully, picturesque state of Vermont. It’s most appropriately nicknamed for the lush green mountains that can be seen all around.

Though, if I were to name the place it’d be simply called: a Kodak moment.

As you drive along the winding roads, you see signs marking “village of” and others that declare: MOOSE. For which you feel compelled to yell out – MOOSE in your best Arnold Schwarzenegger voice. Don’t ask. Unfortunately, the only moose I saw happened to be partly on a wall.


There’s not much to speak of the night life, however we did manage stay out til the wee hours of the morning listening to Beatles music at Magic Mountain for a Butties concert where I saw Christopher Llyod – yes, the Professor! Who happens to be the Sam Llyod’s (of The Blanks, The Butties) uncle.

If you ever get the opportunity to visit Vermont, pack your camera and prepare to enjoy the simple life: farmer’s markets, star gazing, pottery stands, wood carvings and the like.

Oh and if you want great service and a really good meal don’t forget to stop by Bob’s Diner. We luckily made it in before the breakfast rush.  Seems like the locals like it too.  You won’t regret it.