And they call her Sally

We have a wee bit of a rain storm brewing in our corner of the Gulf. It’s expected to rain for two solid days. (I’ll come back to this later.) Hurricane Sally is churning away in the Gulf of Mexico, downgraded to a Cat. 1, possibly growing again to Cat. 2 by landfall, which is […]

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Side chick

I’ve become a side-chick, or side-hooman more accurately. Dani is doing well. Other than a couple of days of nocturnal bathroom mishaps, and a slight backslide into heightened wariness, she keeps making steps forward. She has become more timid around me. Instead of jumping up on the couch when I’m sitting on one end, she […]

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Belts as weapons

We had a sort of breakthrough with Dani this week. Well, not so much a breakthrough as a revelation. We have suspected from the beginning that Dani went through something traumatic, physically and/or psychologically before making her home with us. The other day that theory was demonstrated through something as innocuous as changing clothes. One […]

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Transformation

silhouette of small moth

Clouds pass and disperse Light through yonder window breaks What’s happened to me Line 1. “Elm,” Sylvia Plath Line 2. “Romeo and Juliet,” William Shakespeare Line 3. “The Metamorphosis,” Franz Kafka Cento – a form of poetry created from bits and pieces of other poems, song lyrics, literary passages, and the like….

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Dani, the explorer

When last we left our hero, little Dani had ventured into that mystical region called, “Master Bedroom,” and she saw that it was good. Last week Mister and I introduced Dani to the rest of the house. We hadn’t intentionally limited where she could go, she simply hadn’t wanted to leave the comfort of her […]

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Once around the block

This week I packed up my last pair of skinny pants to finally get them out of the house. You know, the pair that hung in the back of my closet for so long a thin layer of dust coated the top of the hanger and the pants fold. We all have a pair of […]

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