For my Facebook friends. The photo I posted today (of the spider) was actually a pretty small spider. The photo was blown up to show you how horrifying it felt! The trauma was real people!!! But the comments on that post cracked me up. Check out the wildlife below – this is the sort of wildlife you can find near the other house we lived in. NONE of these are small. 😉

AZ Giant Centipede, huge bug, 20 legs, 100 legs
Cows drinking from play sink-7531
cow wandered into backyard in gold canyon, az
Baby cow in a desert field
colorful lizard in gold canyon, az
Tracy Eau Claire Coyote_

Lucky Dog Rescue – Little Girl Puppy – Available for Adoption soon

We’ve only had her a day or two so we’re still trying to figure out a great, unique (to be able to tell all the adoptable dogs apart) name for this little sweetheart.

We are fostering her until she’s ready for adoption. She’s about 6.5 weeks old right now and about two pounds! She’s the tiniest, sweetest little thing.


Puppies for adoption in Mesa, AZ

Aren’t they cute??? In order of appearance they are Oso, Bernard and Thor. They are all super sweet, potty trained, crate trained and kid friendly. They will be ready for adoption soon. You can contact Lucky Dog Rescue at Info@LuckyDogRescue for details on adopting any of these sweet boys!

Backyard Toad in the Desert???

We were standing outside this morning, chatting as the puppies cowered between our legs to avoid going out in the rain.

My back was to the pool. I look over at Kevin and he says, “OH!…” and I see he’s looking at the pool behind me. I turn around and see something “swimming” and at first thought it was a very bloated mouse. My mind immediately went to calculating how many more mice were hiding somewhere, waiting…

Then he says, “No, it’s a toad!”.

Seriously? A toad in the desert? How does that even happen? Where do they live, where do they come from? Don’t know, but it makes a great photo op. It seems he had no way out of the pool as he was swimming along the edge, so Kevin “rescued” him. Of course 5 minutes later he was back in the pool! I then had to stalk the poor thing with my camera for the next 15 minutes.

He finally looked at me like, “NOW, will you leave me alone?”.


It’s right around the corner and with it will come many new beginnings.

Tracy Eau Claire, Yellow Tulips on Black, Spring and New Beginnings