Hello readers! I’m so sorry for my absence these past couple of months… work has been crazy with Vino and Vinyasa classes, workshops, planning my upcoming retreat, dog sitting gigs etc etc. Last month in particular was a horrible time for our family as our beloved dog Corduroy passed away very unexpectedly at the young age of six after a hike. We were on a normal hike on a cool Sunday morning and when we were about five minutes away from the parking lot, he sat down and wouldn’t get up. Long story short I knew something was clearly wrong and rushed him to vet ER but by the time we had driven the five minutes to get there, he has passed away in the car. The vet said Corduroy had an undiagnosed heart condition and it literally could have happened at any time and that we should be thankful he was doing something he loved to do like hiking when he passed. Those of you who know me and Andy well know that our dogs mean the world to us and they are family to us- not like family, they are family and we were devastated as was Sugar, our 12-year-old mutt who has now outlived two dogs and two cats. read more…