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Please Bear With Me

Please note that the blog post you are about to read was written by a dyslexic dog mama with ADHD. Here’s what’s going on inside my brain…


A year ago, I had many new and wonderful opportunities that were coming my way for Barkn Up the Green Tree. I was so excited to explore all of the new doors that were opening to me.

Then all of a sudden, I had a neurological (brain) event that stopped me in my tracks and threw me off my game.

I tried to proceed with “business as usual” for a long time, but I’ve since come to accept that I’m not the person I was a year ago, and I’m not sure what the “new me” looks like exactly or what my “new normal” will be.

What I do know is that I’m just as passionate about building my business and promoting planet-friendly products for large dogs as I was when I first started out in business.

I haven’t been trying to hide all of this from my customers, but I wasn’t quite sure how to share it with you. So here I am.

It’s taken a team of doctors almost a year to help me move forward. Today, much of my daily life is drastically altered. I’m still getting used to a new way of being in the world, but everything is different and unfamiliar.

There are days when I will wake up and not be able to function fully (e.g. walking, etc.). On those days, I won’t be able to get to events or deliver orders like I could in the past.

There are days when I struggle with my memory and language, and this affects the way I respond to emails and post on social media or on my blog.

Please bear with me.

I am figuring out on a daily basis how to rewire my brain. That’s why things are a bit slower these days over here at Barkn Up the Green Tree. I promise I’m not ignoring you. Some days, I’m just in full battle mode.

I’ve always been a person who doesn’t want to share her disability with others, but maybe this is the moment.

Sometimes life whispers to you, and sometimes it slaps you across the back of the head. This is one of those “slap across the back of the head moments” and I know it’s time to share my story with you.

Rest assured that I am putting a team in place to help me move forward to continue to bring wonderful products and information to you. I have finally realized that I can’t do this alone.

Thank you for your patience as I navigate this new experience. I truly appreciate it.

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