Tag: Friendship

red poodle

Sweet but Tough Times

Things are getting uncomfortable at my house. Jazz is recuperating following his second surgery in a few months to remove malignant melanomas. This surgery was harder on him the second time, and he had to spend the night in the hospital afterward.   My husband and I visited […]

goffin's cockatoo, white parrot

Flock Call

Parrots are social animals and prefer to gather in flocks; they don’t enjoy being alone. Sometimes, they need the reassurance that their flock is there, even out of sight. That’s when you hear a flock call. A flock call is a little sound they make just to check […]

mountain goat

My 6th Blogiversary

Last week I celebrated my sixth blogiversary (blogging anniversary). I began blogging because I had several unrelated people tell me they thought I should. Me? Why? I was surprised and confused, and thought about it for a year before taking the plunge. I couldn’t imagine that I could […]

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 […]

Where Dreams and Reality Collide

Sometimes my dreams collide with reality in unexpected ways. I’ve had presentient dreams of unimportant things and life-changing things. I often dream of people who have passed away. Not right away, but a few months after their death, people visit me in a dream to tell me that […]

fuchsia water lily

The Cure for Loneliness

“The cure for loneliness is solitude.” ― Marianne Moore I’ve found myself lonely for the first time in 30 years, as my youngest child hits the world running and my husband is frequently on business travel. It’s is often just me and the pets at home. So I […]

storm cloud, prairie

When the Desperation is Real

A few years ago, I was at a social gathering when a woman I had never met arrived. Many of my friends knew her, and I finally met her. The conversation quickly turned to her intractable pain. None of her doctors’ treatments seemed to work. She found no […]

muskoxen

Not my Monkeys, Not my Circus

I had a heart-felt talk the other day with I’ll call Sue. It was a good conversation on several levels until she began to talk about a mutual acquaintance who I’ll call Betty. Sue thought Betty was singling her out and picking on her. There was some justification […]

Building Community

Yesterday was my 3-year Blogaversary. I stopped to reflect and remembered in the beginning when I didn’t want to write a blog. I didn’t know what I would say, but it was suggested to me so many times that I decided to give it a try. I’m finally […]