| Thursday, August 31, 2017 |
over the past few years our “extreme” loss has taken it’s toll on me. while i know that living with an abundance of dogs opens you up to much more loss...
| Thursday, May 25, 2017 |
while ronan’s leg tumor was stable for months unbeknownst to us at some point he developed...
| Wednesday, March 15, 2017 |
if you follow me on instagram then you know last week we helped carly transition out of this life...
| Monday, October 24, 2016 |
this is all at once not something i thought i would have to write now, not something i want to write at all and something i have not at all processed...
| Friday, February 20, 2015 |
last friday we helped wilson pass out of this life. it was time and we were at peace with the decision knowing that it was the best thing for him. somehow i convinced myself that all those things would make it easier. somehow i convinced myself that it wasn’t tragic so i would miss him but i would be okay – i would survive. somehow i convinced myself that i’m like a professional at dog loss at this point and i would be okay. even though i’m a person who gets sad when i reach a book’s end...
| Sunday, December 1, 2013 |
a little over eight years ago at an adoption event i fell in love with this guy at first sight... it didn’t matter that we were at the event to hopefully find homes for two of our fosters, i did not possess the ability to walk away from that face. watson (as he would later be named) at the time was about 3 months old and was up for adoption along with his sister and brother after having been rescued by a woman from a man who was going to “take them down to the river and shoot them." that day...
| Friday, August 30, 2013 |
yesterday we said goodbye to reilley, my best friend (in the
dog world that is – don’t worry i have human friends as well) of 8 years. i am sad, i am lonely, and i’m not
quite sure who i am without him by my side but…b.u.t. i’m also grateful,
honored and humbled to have had such a faithful and loving companion to
navigate the last 8 years with.
our time here together is over but he will remain a piece of me for the
rest of my life. sadly i don’t
think i have it in me to write...
| Saturday, April 27, 2013 |
yesterday we said goodbye to simon; our boo, our captain, our elder statesmen. i have 13 years of memories of simon, 13 years of stories and countless hilarious episodes that i could impart here. i could tell you how smart he was or what an amazing first alert system he was and how seriously he took his job. i could fill the page telling you what a character he was. i could regurgitate all over you and still fail miserably in getting the essence of boo across. as i...