As usual, I learn a lot about life from our animals. For example, Koa, our old blind cat. I watch him walk in circles and feel sorry for him as he bumps his way around the room. I wonder if he misses his younger days when he roamed the neighborhood and leaped to the top… Read More Keep Moving, Circle Cat
Jack hates it when people eyeball him. Usually. It’s something most normal dogs perceive as a challenge. Jack isn’t a “normal” dog; he’s a Chihuahua. And when you’re only 10 pounds, everything is a challenge. Jack is adorable. And little. This means he gets stared at a Lot. And coo’d at. All of which usually… Read More Are you Eyeballing me?!
I think we could all use a hug some days. Perhaps most days. The world just has a way of getting to us, wearing us down in ways we don’t even notice until someone comes along and gives us just what we were missing. That happened to me recently. My husband and I have always… Read More How Did God Know I Needed a Hug?
I write for other people. It takes a thick skin—not something I’ve ever been known for. My wording may be questioned. Or the way I arrange the words. Even the space between the words gets called into question. After all – for my clients, it’s very personal. Their business is their baby. And I’m insulting… Read More Thanks for Giving
When our beloved Milly passed over the Rainbow Bridge, she was 11 years old and had been with us since puppyhood. I didn’t think anything could heal that hurt… I had actually been thinking about adopting a small companion dog for her, since we had lost our other old dog (“Ralphie”) just 6 months earlier,… Read More “Why are you thankful for your dog?”
I was remembering the words of a teacher I took a photography class from years ago. He said “anyone can photograph a sunset. Show a little initiative—get up early and photograph a sunrise!” So here I sit, waiting for the sun to make its appearance. Not to photograph it (necessarily), but just to observe. Because… Read More A Little Initiative
The question was posed—“what’s your motto in life?” And to further complicate matters, I was instructed to sum up my life-motto in three words. The answer came to me within seconds, however. It is how I live my life, the mantra running through my mind on a daily basis, my obstinate retort when told to… Read More What’s Your Life-Motto?