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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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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