Today I went for my first solo hike since my knee surgery. Well, almost solo - Asta was with me. You know just in case I needed her to channel Lassie and seek help if I fell down a well, or the marsh embankment. We went slowly, navigating the gradual inclines and uneven ground without … Continue reading Hitting the ground strolling
Morning comes early The day begins “in your face” You awake yet mom?
Animals can be very intuitive. Friday was a particularly rough physical therapy session. By that evening, I felt like I was back to day one. I could barely walk and was very dejected. I laid down to ice my knee and my Misfit Toys, our rescue furkinder, joined me for a comforting Cuddle Puddle. I … Continue reading Puddle of love
It's days like today that have me questioning my sanity in attempting to fulfill the mandates of a writing challenge like NaBloPoMo. I don't know what I was thinking. It's been raining nonstop for two days, and not a gentle rain. It's been a dreary, grey, bleak, cold rain with an occasional thunder grumble thrown … Continue reading What was I thinking
We said, "goodbye" to our sweet, dear Hershey this morning. She has been a special part of our family since 2006 when our daughter came home begging to rescue a little chocolate Lab puppy. Hershey's first weeks with us were rough, and she barely survived the parvovirus that killed the rest of her litter mates. … Continue reading Gentle journey
My oldest dog, Hershey, has allergies. When springtime rolls around, there is something in the air - pollen, grass dander, fairy dust - that makes her miserable. Scratching, chewing, snarfing, it’s enough to drive anyone mad. She gets meds from the vet, and I’ve been known to slip her a little Benadryl, none of which … Continue reading 100 Word Challenge: Bath
There are eight warm-blooded creatures living in my home, and only three of them are human. That’s right, I have five pets - two dogs and three cats - and I treat each of them like they are my kids. I praise them, scold them, am sarcastic with them, joke with them, and have simple, … Continue reading 100 Word Challenge: Talk