Gnawing on Antlers

I’ve mentioned before that Stella puppy is a major chewer. One of her favorite things to chew on is a deer antler! She started off with bones and liked them fine, but antlers are much more satisfying for her. They are softer than bones, so she probably feels more productive when she wears them down. They also seem to smell good to her even though I can’t detect an odor on them (much better than bully sticks, and less disgusting!). … Continue reading

Peanut Butter-Banana Puppy Treats

I love making homemade dog treats for Stella puppy because it’s fun, she really loves them, and I know what ingredients she is eating (not that dog treats are particularly good for her, but at least she isn’t getting any preservatives or food coloring!). I also like making a double batch so there are extras for Stella’s friends. Preheat your oven to 300ยบ F. For one batch of these treats, mash up one banana in a large bowl. Then add … Continue reading

Tips for Taking Candid Portraits

I firmly believe that people are the most compelling photographic subjects. As much as I love taking pictures of flowers and interesting objects, nothing can communicate as much information as a human being. Each of these pictures tells you a whole lot about the person in it. And, at least according to my interpretation of each picture, the messages are pretty darn accurate. I can understand why some people believe photographs steal a part of the soul, because I definitely … Continue reading