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Wiley: Knee Injury Recovery Without Surgery Part 1

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The words that you don’t want to hear from your vet were spoken back in November. Your dog has a ccl (acl) tear in his right knee. I was in shock as I have never had a dog with a knee injury. Apparently, it’s becoming quite common for dogs of all sizes. The prognosis – expensive knee surgery. The vet went on to say that surgery was the only way that Wiley would heal. If we didn’t do surgery, he may eventually heal, but he’d have severe arthritis in that knee. He said that we could wait a little to…

A Look Back at 2017

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2017 was an interesting year for our family. Loads of ups and downs as we maneuvered a variety of changes, challenges, and milestones in our lives. As I took the time to look over many of the things that happened this year, I was, once again, reminded of the Lord’s presence in both the good and bad times. Even though the negatives seemed to outweigh the positives while we were living through the trials, a glance back through the year allowed me to really reflect on the fact that we had many blessings in our lives this past year. In 2017,…

Adventures in Puppyland: Waynoka’s First Christmas

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Waynoka’s arrival has caused quite the stir around the homestead. She’s all puppy with her playful personality. She loves to cuddle, so we thought it would be a very loud, active Christmas. Instead, we were treated to a relaxing Christmas day as the pups all decided to take the day off from their loud play. Waynoka seemed to enjoy her first Christmas. At first, she wasn’t sure about straying from her normal routine, but she soon saw that it could be ok to do things a little differently every now and again. Each of the pups received a new treat…

A Furever Home for Christmas: Waynoka

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I’m happy to introduce Waynoka (graceful in Shawnee). At 9 weeks old, she’s a sweet and energetic shepherd/boxer mix who loves to cuddle. Thankfully, she’s young enough that the fact that this is her 3rd home doesn’t seem to have had any negative effects on her. M adopted Waynoka with plans for her becoming a therapy dog. It was nice to be able to give a rescue dog a furever home for Christmas. A new pup on the homestead has certainly created a bit of a stir with our other dogs. It will take a little time for her to be…

Gluten Free Omega 3 Trail Mix Recipe

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This naturally gluten free trail mix is packed with omega 3 goodness. It can easily be customized for taste preferences, but I personally love the sweet, salty combination of dried cranberries with nuts. Toss in some dark chocolate chunks for a more indulgent treat. I’ve found that this particular mix helps calm cravings in between meals or in the evenings. It gives an extra boost when I feel like I’m dragging. It’s a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, magnesium, iron, protein, fiber, and other vitamins. It doesn’t have any cholesterol. If you use unsalted nuts, it will also…