Category: Dogs

standard poodle

My Week in Pictures

This week, instead of writing about my life right now, I wanted to share it in pictures. Despite the  snow showers we are having every few days, it is still spring. I’m sorry if the photo quality isn’t up to my usual standards, these were all taken with […]

Red poodle

Dog Talk

Our senior dog, Jazz, is quite a chatty one. He’ll bark occasionally, but that’s not what I’m talking about. He is 15 years old, almost completely blind, and almost entirely deaf, so he is never on security detail. When he was younger, we had mastiffs running household security. […]

dog in a truck

Making Friends

Making friends used to be much easier for me, back when I was young and naïve. The setbacks, traumas, abuse, betrayals, and rejections I experienced as an adult changed that, and I was not so eager to meet someone new. Honestly, I don’t seek friendships casually. I observe […]

wagging dog

Sweet Dreams

I had good dreams last night, and all four of my dogs were in my dream, off leash and being fun. It was a good dream, but nothing like Tribble’s! I was working at home today and I saw motion out of the corner of my eye. Tribble […]

orange and white cat

8 Lessons About Letting Go

I’m not very good of letting go of a good thing. If it’s good, I want to keep it, but sometimes it’s not my call. I’ve experienced a lot of loss this year; four of my pets have passed away and for each I’ve had to let go. […]

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

I used to read for pleasure a lot: science fiction, drama, mystery, fantasy, and whatever looked good. When I was working full-time and in law school, all my reading was academic and I missed reading for fun. I compromised by listening to audiobooks whenever I was commuting or […]

black schnauzer mix dog

Happy Pack

Garnet has been a complex dog from the day we got her. She was quickly confident and happy at home, but when we took her away from the house, she was so sensitive and shy that everything scared her. She hated the leash, (see Brave Little Garnet) but […]

homemade dog food

How Do You Demonstrate Your (Dog) Love?

Nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven, right? Dedicated parents believe that cooking for their children contributes to good health and is an act of love. I absolutely agree, but I’d like to talk about our other family members that need homemade food – our dogs! It […]

apricot standard poodle

River of Love

The gift of love is very personal, powerful, and transformative and our love has been all those things. My husband and I are in our 20th year of marriage, though, and we can lose the plot now and then when our strong wills take the lead. We always […]