I was asked to write a list of my five favorite dog books for a website fittingly called Shepherd. Have a look. It’s hard to narrow down my favorites to just five, but these are ones I recommend all the time.
Most people were pretty excited to kick 2020 to the curb and get on with 2021. Part of me wanted to go back and start 2020 over again. I was starting 2021 off with no dogs, a haircut I hated, a new identity as person with ovarian cancer, and a limp from breaking my ankleContinue reading “Meet Bailey”
How’s your pandemic going? Ours has been bad, epically bad. The worst thing that happened is that we lost Mia in May, but it wasn’t unexpected. We were so so lucky to have her in our lives as long as we did. I actually went to a pet loss support group in February, thinking weContinue reading “Do you want the bad news first or the really bad news?”
While Mia can no longer walk… she can catch flying tater tots. And she can ride around in her Christmas sleigh. And go to my office Christmas party. And help us pick out our Christmas tree. We’re feeling pretty effing festive this year. Hope you are too!
My dogs won’t sleep in my bed. How I wish they would. Leo will jump up on the bed on his own time, especially if the heatie blanket is turned on, but if I lie down next to him and bug him too much, he gets up and leaves. A few nights recently, he hasContinue reading “Looking at the stars”
*Alternate headline: When your geriatric dog has fewer health problems than your younger dog.** **Then again, Leo is 9, so technically he is a senior dog too. Last week, I marveled to myself that because of Mia’s mobility limitations, my “difficult dog” Leo has become the easier dog to take out into the world. ThisContinue reading “When your difficult dog becomes your easy dog*”
I spent a lot of time in the summer of 2018 with my dogs in the backyard, reading during the day and looking at the stars at night. I even blogged about it, so I would remember it a year from then. It won’t always be like this, I thought. This might be the lastContinue reading “Planning now for her Sweet 16”
Leo recovered from his November 2017 TPLO surgery like a champ. At his eight-week X-rays, we learned that his fibula had broken during his recovery, but had already been healing for a few weeks, so there was nothing to be done, except feel completely devastated about my failure as a nurse. But he didn’t care.Continue reading “Year in Review Part 2: Leo”