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“A Late Letter to Sam”

“A Late Letter to Sam”

Day 14 Deb’s Advent Calendar Advent is a time for remembering pets. Day 14: Advent is a time for remembering pets. It came on a night I was feeling hopeless. The letter was from a poet named Sarah I had met through my years of blogging. She had often encouraged...
Lunch “Hour” with the Pets

Lunch “Hour” with the Pets

I really thought I was getting this down to a science… Walk in back door. Feed Fannie, carry Sam outside. Let him sniff. Move fast to add second load of wash. Leash Fannie. Grab baggies and treats as Fannie flings jubilantly around ankles and prances out the...
A Zoo?

A Zoo?

I left my computer at work tonight because I thought Todd would be home. You know, just anticipating a little quality time. When the garage door was closed as I pulled up the driveway, I checked my text, Event Thursday night, GreenBay tonight. Rats. I could have have...
A Word About Puppy Training

A Word About Puppy Training

I don’t have a whole lot of experience training puppies. Our dog Sam was the first time I’d ever experienced obedience school. He needed it. He did receive his diploma, but that was only because the trainer didn’t want us bringing him back. I’m...
The Best Worst Dog Ever

The Best Worst Dog Ever

Our impulse “Ca-Ching”, love at first site, there’s no turning back now, pet store purchase 15 years ago, is now snoozing away his Sunday afternoon on the couch—as long as I stay beside him. If I move, he follows. He had a couple belly flops today and seems a...
All Good Things

All Good Things

We sit together in the cool summer morning. Finally, a respite from humid heat. I am not complaining. But the cool feels good. You blink against the brightness and keep turning to meet my eyes. I blink back. You chose the sun, I chose the shade. I close my eyes. You...

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