Holidays with Dani: an overdue update

Thanksgiving with Dani went even better than I hoped. We were a little concerned at first. It rained on the way to our daughter’s so there was a possibility Asta and Dani would be inside, with all the people. It wasn’t a big group… around 9 people, in and out during the day. Among us […]

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Trial run

Clearly, I don’t understand the concept that a Mulligan is a one-time redo, not a two-week hiatus. Bygones… Dani’s updates are encouraging. During the day, she’s letting me closer without running away. At night I’m still her side chick, and if she feels particularly anxious and Mister isn’t around, she does look for comfort and […]

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Voted onto the Island

I’ve mentioned our Misfit Toys before – our menagerie of rescue dogs and cats, the each came to us with some sort of physical, or in Dani’s case, psychological challenges.  Asta is our mini Lab mix. She joined our troupe while recuperating from surgery to repair a broken leg and pelvis. She had been hit […]

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A lot going on

It’s been a wild time around here that last couple weeks.. We had a hurricane knocking on our door, a new long over due roof topping off our house, and Dani riding a wild roller coaster of anxiety and redemption. Several days before Hurricane Sally crashed into the Gulf Coast – about 50 miles west […]

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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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Belts as weapons

We had a sort of breakthrough with Dani this week. Well, not so much a breakthrough as a revelation. We have suspected from the beginning that Dani went through something traumatic, physically and/or psychologically before making her home with us. The other day that theory was demonstrated through something as innocuous as changing clothes. One […]

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