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My cat Simon and Klaudia Birkner

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  Simon, the cat, and a tribute to Klaudia Birkner, peaceful warrior and light-worker (October 29, 1972-August 9, 2013). “And when are you going to write about Simon?”, inquired a reader of my last blog about Clara Belle. “There isn’t … Continued

A Chicken, Three Ducks and a Party of One

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  This is a real story about barnyard animals and their person, Susan, with whom I have had dozens of telephone consults over the years. People easily overlook or dismiss barnyard animals because they are common, humble and feel more … Continued

Dog?Rabbit? Where Am I? What am I?

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It is a well-known statement among trainers and animal lovers: The most difficult animals to work with are those that teach us the most. And we humans have SO much to learn. As a younger woman I used to wonder … Continued

Breaking through to Sophie

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A  2 year old stray no one had claimed and slated for euthanasia, Sophie made her way with 29 other dogs from Kern County to El Cajon, CA. where she was taken in by a no kill rescue group. A … Continued

Noble Shady

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The Year of the Horse (January 31, 2014-Wood element) and an article in California Riding Magazine February ’14 issue couldn’t be a more fitting time to kick off my blog. A project that has been on the back of my … Continued