the post i've been dreading

by | Friday, November 11, 2011 |

yesterday dave & i helped murray along to his next journey.  i'm so thankful he's no longer in pain and feel very fortunate to have had him in my life.  if you read this blog then you know what murray meant to me and will understand that i can't really say anything more right now.  when i took this picture years ago i titled it "heaven sent murray" so it seems very fitting now...   ...

milestones

by | Tuesday, November 1, 2011 |

when we lost kody seven years ago (how has it been that long ago) he was two days shy of his 15th birthday and since then we have not had a dog live long enough to celebrate that milestone.  although i do not want to disparage him, there’s a slight possibility that kody put a spell on us to ensure no one outlives his lifespan.   i have no doubt this spell was not malicious, however, it has caused me quite a bit of pain and worry and i’ve been ready to find some eye of...

dear december, don't let the door hit you on the way out

by | Saturday, February 6, 2010 |

not to be crass but december 2009 can go suck it - i have never experienced such a shit sandwich of a month as december 2009 in my life.  sadly it wasn't even the type of crappy month that once you get past it you can look back and laugh - it was chock full of "only time will heal" moments.  after demeter's diagnosis and the loss of astrid i couldn't shake that insipid "bad things happen in threes" idea and i really wish i was able to.  the day after christmas we were enjoying...

happy birthday murray!

by | Saturday, October 31, 2009 |

yesterday was murray's 13th birthday...can i get a "woot woot!"  i'm sure by now you're all tired of my murray stories but if you'll permit me i'd just like to reiterate that he hurts my heart every day.  if you're not tired yet you can read this or this or this...or you could just do a "murray" search over there to the right (sadly i've done it on my own blog several times - just to see what i've said about murray).  ...

a murman retrospective

by | Friday, May 22, 2009 |

shortly after we began fostering for the nashville humane society murray came into our house as a foster with his brother, van. he was a bottle feeder as someone had dropped he and his siblings off on the back stoop of the humane society one night when they were about 3-4 weeks old. i think i knew right when we picked them up that i was in trouble – i fell in love with murray at first sight. when it was getting close to the time to return them to the humane society for adoption i...

murray gets cracked

by | Thursday, April 9, 2009 |

below is a video of one of murray’s chiropractic appointments with the great dr. triplett in nashville. it’s 7 minutes of a vet appointment so it might not be the most engaging video but i thought it would be interesting for people to see if they didn’t know what chiropractic on dogs looks like. if you can’t hang out for the full 7 minutes i strongly urge you to make it (or fast forward) to 2:39 where murray’s face first appears – i defy you not to smile at...

murray update

by | Monday, February 9, 2009 |

for the last 8 months i’ve been taking murray for chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture and it has given him a quality of life that wasn’t predicted upon his original diagnosis. if you told me a year ago that murray would be receiving such care i would have guffawed right in your face. we’ve had murray since he was 4 weeks old and not once have we been able to take him to the vet without first slipping him a mickey. the sedation is not necessary to stop murray from being...

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