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Chigiy Binell
I'm an artist, writer, wife of another crazy writer and mother of two wonderful boys.
Interests: mosaics, drawing, painting, writing, surfing, running, martial arts, Yoga, gardening and dogs
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Dogs have all sorts of different talents. Some are hunters, some are fetchers, some are diggers and squirrel chasers. There are fast dogs and dogs that can leap high in the air. For the last week I have been taking care of Keiko and her brother Hachi. They are Cotons.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at Doggie Heaven Hotel
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Warning this post contains strong language. O.k., The chick I went to Costa Rica with, Erin, is tough. I mean, TOUGH. I thought I was tough, but she puts me to shame. So when you hear your tough, seasoned travel... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog
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Maybe I love Costa Rica so much because the whole country seems like one big, outrageously beautiful garden. I am undertaking a juice cleanse for my first three days here. Thank God I have the hotel gardens to keep my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2013 at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog
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I asked the chicken-dancing man once again if he was alright, and once again, he was unable to produce a straight answer. So I asked him a different question: “Excuse me sir, have you been drinking?” This question triggered a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2013 at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog
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Over the past several weeks I have been busily amending the soil, tweaking the drip system, and planting three types of vines all along my upper fence so that our family can enjoy more privacy and also so that the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2013 at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog
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There I was staring up through a forest, sunlight barely squeezing through thick branches, leaves closing in on me. I closed my eyes and thought back, back to a time when life was simpler, before the forest, before I learned... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2013 at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog
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"Does anyone else think this dog next to me looks like Bozo the clown?" Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2013 at Doggie Heaven Hotel
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Birdhouse gourds are gourds that are shaped like enormous pears. After they are dried, you can cut a hole in the lower portion, stick a perch under it, and hang it in a tree. Some birds, if they squint their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog
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The beginning of this summer hasn’t been great. I tore my MCL, I came down with an evil flu which, three weeks later, still inhabits my body in the form of a sore throat and an unrelenting cough. I threw... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog
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They are ridiculously cute. They stay close to their mamas. They like to eat a lot. They have secret scratching spots that make them all crazy and happy. They like to run around They can scratch their own noses. The like to chew things, like: buckets salt blocks people dogs... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2013 at Doggie Heaven Hotel
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Oh, come on, I’m not talking about the eighties. I am talking about the glorious spring combination of honeysuckle and wild mock orange, two of my favorite fragrances. I have them growing in a small space near my garage, and... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog
O.K., at the risk of sounding stupid, wiener spice is the spice that goes into sausages, like hot dogs? and you have taken these spices and put them in meatballs? Can you tell I'm a garden blogger and not a food blogger? Well anyway they look yummy.
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I blew out my knee this week, and I am now on crutches. This reminds me that three years ago, I was on crutches for an entirely different reason. While photographing wildflowers on a trail near my house, I was... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog
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Butterfly clinging to spent Cecile Brunner blossoms. Putting a plant in the proper location with pay you back in spades. I planted this Cecile Brunner climbing rose two years ago as a small plant. Look at it now. Look at... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog
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Oh...I need an Alka Seltzer Dogs love to ride in cars, right? Moondoggie comes almost everywhere with me, and is perfectly at home in the dog bed in the back of my car. How many of you have “lost” the dog, only to find that your loyal companion simply snuck... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at Doggie Heaven Hotel
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Here are some photos of my Spring Break guests. Riley, Karma, Moondoggie, Bella and Juda Chewy, Abbey, Tess, Poppy. Cody Chewie Chewie and Cody Chewie and Cody The Dude Sparkles Juju Juju Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2013 at Doggie Heaven Hotel
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With spring comes flowers; and with flowers come beauty, fragrance, joy and…aphids. Aphids have never really been a big problem in my yard because my garden is protected by soldiers. Yes, I support the troops, and these troops like to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog
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Well, once again our family is in the midst of a cash flow crisis. Am I worried we may not have a roof over our heads? Food to eat? Gas for our cars so I can drive my kids to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2013 at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog
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Richard Schmidt's Surf Camp Beach the night of the now infamous jellyfish incident Drumroll please…. For all of you who read my last post and are anxiously awaiting the answer to the age-old question, “should you urinate on a jellyfish... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2013 at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog
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While I was on vacation with my family, I lost two of my favorite Doggie Heaven Hotel guests. Betty the bulldog lost her battle with cancer as did Cody the golden. We always loved having Betty stay with us. She was so joyful. Cody was so sweet and decided that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at Doggie Heaven Hotel
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Never in my life have so many friends wanted to urinate on me as last week, when the news that I was stung by a large jellyfish came out on Facebook. My family and I were on vacation in Costa... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2013 at The Gardeners Anonymous Blog
A couple of years ago I posted the Youtube video,"White Knuckles" by OK Go. The dogs used in the video are all rescue doggies. Here is the Outtakes. Enjoy Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at Doggie Heaven Hotel
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They have really weird dogs in Costa Rica and they ate all my bananas. Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at Doggie Heaven Hotel