Tag: dogs

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River’s Love Story

Almost two years ago, a couple of months after our beloved Nutty passed on, my husband and I decided to get another dog. The family felt very off-balance, just wrong. I am allergic to dogs, so our breed choices are limited. We searched local shelters, and no non-shedding […]

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My Week in Pictures

I had to take Sugar, our Goffin’s Cockatoo, to the avian veterinarian across the city because he was breathing hard and making funny noises with each breath. When we stepped out of the car, storm clouds were rolling in. We never felt the hail or rain, as it […]

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Garden of Hope

Russell Sprout was our gardener, and I put in a garden for many years just for him. He loved visiting the plants, encouraging and admiring them. He took credit for all our successes as we harvested grapes, tomatoes, tomatillos, and peppers. He spent a lot of time in […]

Devils Tower

R & R at Devils Tower

My husband and I visited Devils Tower, Wyoming about 20 years ago, and we returned again this spring a week or two ago with our camper. It isn’t impressive from a distance like the Rocky Mountains are, but when you get up close, it can be dramatic. Devil’s […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]