What If Eve Had Been First?

Recent talks at church brought up the subject of the creation of humankind.  Even though Adam had every creature of the earth with which to associate in the garden,  he wasn’t satisfied and whined to God to create yet another companion for him.

But what if Eve had been created first?  She would have had every puppy and kitty in the world to keep her company.  She would have every pony and horse to admire their beauty.  She would have had the birds with which to sing.  Do you think she would have prayed, “God, there aren’t enough dirty socks lying around the Garden of Eden.  No one has yet called me fat or ugly.  Won’t you send someone to do that?  My life it too easy.”

I think if Eve had been created first, she may still have eaten the apple, but she wouldn’t have asked for an Adam.  She would have just hugged the puppies.

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Eve being content with her puppy companion.


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Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER


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Is It Thanksgiving Yet?

Cairn terrier puppy hold his food bowl.

Am I Snoopy?  I feel like Snoopy.

Like so many in the US, Toby is eager for Thanksgiving to arrive.  He is optimistic that if he jumps quickly, he will get the contents of the table first.


Unfortunately my pups’ online lives have once again been overshadowed by my quest for a new home for my store.  There are many choices out there, but it is difficult to find an honest review of each to determine if they would fit the needs of my business.

Wix is an attractive site for those of us who want to spend time creating items to sell but who are not tech savvy.  There are extremely varying views about whether or not Wix shops are good for SEO, though.

Etsy works for many, but it is easy to get  lost in the crowd there.  I finally left several years ago because I had to spend so much time updating my shop to meet their constantly changing listing requirements.  (That and I wasn’t getting any sales.)

WordPress also offers an ecommerce package.  I have read that WP sites can have security issues, though, and that makes me reluctant to take the risk.

If I  had more  money, I would try Shopify.  It seems to get the best all-around reviews.  Sadly this change is coming on the heels of a not-stellar business year.  I am reluctant to invest that heavily on an new site when money is tight.

I have looked at even more sites, and it seems that the marketplace ones want to discourage individual branding.  The more independent sites get poor ranking with Google.  The choices are all so ugly and expensive.  There ought to be a better way to go about online marketing,

So, until I make a decision, I guess poor Bitey and Toby will have to hover by the keyboard, waiting for their turn at the computer.  Guys, I would love to turn it over to you.  If I could just figure out the lesser of the evils…


Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

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