On the move

Baby steps have kept coming – sometimes quickly, sometimes haltingly, some a few at a time, some at a run. Dani is now sleeping outside her kennel and has been for nearly two weeks. The Mister and I, mostly the Mister, have been camping out in the living room to monitor Dani’s nocturnal movements – […]

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Another step forward

You might not recognize it as such, but this ^  is a baby step forward. Thursday afternoon, when Dani was taken outside for her post-lunchtime potty break, she didn’t instantly bolt for her safe place. Instead, she meandered around the backyard, stopping to pee, to nose around in a pile of wet leaves, and stiff […]

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Dani

Not quite two weeks ago, we welcomed a new resident to our Island of Misfit Toys. Joining Asta, Issy, and Mia and Sayuki, is Dani – a 40 pound, 2-year old beagle/dachshund mix. She is very timid. Not just timid, but painfully timid – timorous.  The staff at the animal refuge where we adopted her, […]

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There will be a test

Later this week, I’m scheduled to have a minor, outpatient procedure. The medical center where I’m having the procedure, as part of the pre-op prep, requires a COVID-19 test. I had that test today. Don’t let anyone fool you. It’s not merely a nose swab, it’s more like a brain swab. I swear the nurse […]

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Proof of life

When my kids were young, young enough that they still took naps in the afternoon, I would sometimes go into their room to watch them sleep. Hearing their quiet snuffles was reassuring. I would often gently touch the soft fontanel on the top of their head so I could feel their heart beat. Now, they […]

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This is why I order out

We have three cats… the two youngest (ages 5 and 4yo), the mother/daughter team of Mia and Sayuki, are pretty chill. Issy, the matriarch at 11yo, is a bone-deep, shit in your shoes, puke on your bed, curmudgeon. She also likes to get on the kitchen counters. Lately, she has also been jumping onto the […]

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