Many of us find ourselves carving out a little corner of this world that feels safe and is reflective of what we find most important. Home. It doesn’t matter if that little corner is the interior of a first car, or if we are making an apartment feel like ours, or if we are putting the final touches on the interior of a sunlit and expansive home. When we make a place for ourselves that speaks to us and is a part of us, we are creating our own humble Eden, and we invite those we cherish most to be a part of that.
The word imparts something of safety, leisure, and communion with nature and spirituality.
Eden translates simply to “walled garden”, and for me, that invites feelings of somewhere safe, secure and secret. I think of a beautiful rose filled English garden, or maybe an oasis in the middle of a desert, or a humid retreat with a sparkling water feature and birds of paradise rising up from their smooth green leaves, bobbing their heads in a soft breeze.
And animals. Each a unique miracle of life and beauty. All God’s creatures happy to interact with me as though I was accepted family. (Well, maybe not mosquitos. They aren’t invited.)
And so I have worked to create a little Eden of my own, casting out snakes when they are discovered, and building a life that is authentic to who I am and who I wish to become.
Ok, well symbolism aside, I rarely harm actual snakes. I’m the type of person who names spiders that take up residence in my car.
This past year I had a Phil, who was the cutest little jumping spider living on my dashboard. He would wave his little spider hands at me and look at me, as curious about me as I was him. And then one day I saw Phil place a tiny opalescent string of beads in the silk on the windshield and I realized that Phil was going to be a mother! Though I was a little nervous about tiny spiders spooking me while I drove, but they hatched, said hello, and found their way to the window and the breeze.
But I digress.
My Eden is home to several animals, whom I see as my friends. I have a cow, a pair of rescue ponies, a couple of small draft horses, ducks, chickens, cats and my greatest love of all: dogs.
Dogs are likely the reason you have come to this website, and my hope is that this blog will serve as a place to find solid, research-backed information that will help you make your Eden a happier place for the humans and animals alike. I hope that I will also be able to provide information in a way that is easy to understand, and doesn’t bore you to tears. I have a tendency to be a bit long-winded, so please be aware of that, as my style may not be your cup of tea.
I also hope that this site can be a way for you to get to know me better as I share my life and family with you. And I hope that this site can be a place where you can find advice, support and comfort as you navigate hurdles in the animal friendships in your life.
I am a small-scale breeder of American Cockapoo puppies for sale as service, therapy & family pets. These guys are all-around wonderful animals. I also train dogs of all sizes and heritage and I specialize in puppy training. I also rehabilitate rescues a few times a year and share my beautiful puppies with wonderful charity organizations like Make-A-Wish and smaller, more specific programs aimed at helping special-needs children and adults looking to find new coping strategies for various complications they are dealing with.
If you’d like to know more about my breeding program or apply for one of my puppies please visit my website at AmericanCockapoo.com
I give a lot of general dog advice intended for the average pet owner. Please always refer to your dog’s specific breed and your dog’s breeder. All dogs are individuals, just as we are. You know your dog best so listen to yourself, too.
Please enjoy this site and use it as a tool to help you better understand your pup. The better trained your dog is, the happier and more enjoyable the human-dog relationship.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org . I am busy and cannot get back to every single email I receive, so please understand that i may not get back to you or it may take me a little white to respond. If you have any tips of your own I’d love to hear them, as well. I’m continually learning new things.
I hope you enjoy the site! Bye for now!