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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Grey rain

Rain made the whole world a dreary blur, only shades of light and dark bled through the gloaming. The bridge was long and narrow, only wide enough for two cars. Either side of the span was a grey nothingness, behind me the sky fell to earth. Ahead was as uncertain, the greyness reaching out with […]

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100 Word Challenge: Fight

There is a tree in my front yard that I think is the perfect analogy to me. It’s not been feeling too well lately. Half of it is falling apart, literally. I went outside this morning and found that last night’s storm had broken several limbs, one was as big around as my arm and […]

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Armed for battle

under highway bridge

I mentioned to some friends that lately I’ve been feeling out of sorts, and thought maybe my thyroid levels were off. I have Hashimoto’s which means that little butterfly shaped gland in my neck is a slacker, and doesn’t work so well. My regular physicians moved, so I was meeting a new doctor on Tuesday […]

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Winter is coming

“Winter is coming!” She was much too perky with her pronouncement. Wearing that obnoxious Christmas sweater, LCD lights twinkling out a holiday message of good cheer, I wanted to smash her face with that stupid snow globe she was shaking and trying to make me take. “This is no surprise to me,” I kept my […]

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