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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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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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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