Puddle of love

Puddle of love

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 [...]

What was I thinking

What was I thinking

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 [...]

Gentle journey

Gentle journey

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. [...]

100 Word Challenge: Bath

100 Word Challenge: Bath

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 [...]