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Here for some puppy cuteness? Meet Olive and Bernadette.

We love our woolly bullies...even when they flooded our house!

Salamanca Market

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If you're in Hobart on a Saturday (make a point to be in Hobart on a Saturday), there's no better place to fulfill your foodie dreams than the  Salamanca Market . Skip breakfast - you'll be glad you did. Ooh, and go with someone you can share with so you can try twice as many things! Salamanca Market Admission is free. Parking can be an issue, as the Salamanca Market is Tasmania's most visited tourist attraction, but you can avoid any hassle by staying at a hotel within walking distance, such as the St Ives Apartments. We spent two nights there and found it to be clean and comfortable. Hate crowds? (Who doesn't?) We were concerned about this, so we arrived right when the market opened. It was the day before Mother's Day, which seems like it should be especially busy, and practically had the place to ourselves.  Allow 1 to 2 hours to see (and eat!) everything. Prices were reasonable, at least by farmer's market standards. You may only get one oppor

The Greatest Dog Ever, Pica

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Our little Pica puppy would have been 14 on October 19th, 2019. She seemed fine. I still can't believe it. She was a sickly puppy when she came to us, full of worms and ear mites. The veterinarian placed drops in Pica's ears, covered both sides, and shook her little head back and forth. When we got her, I was 21 and SN was 23. We were just kids back then. We were living in a rental house. Pica was there for all our biggest milestones, like graduating college, buying our first home, and getting married. We even built our new house with her in mind. She was having trouble navigating the stairs, so it's a single story. Pica and Biscuit have their own bedroom. Everything in our life is Pica. Even on our recent 3-week vacation, a day didn't go by that we didn't talk about her. Her little paws and her stubby tail and her spots. Her rolls of flab and her hairy mole and her floppy ears. Guess what? Pica butt. Pica has bee