A friend/teacher of mine often writes about how we each have lessons to learn in this life and how those lessons will keep popping up giving us opportunities to practice working through them. I'm starting to get the feeling that one of my lessons is "loss" and I'm so over it. In May we found… Continue reading I Get It…Enough Already
My Facebook memories for today are full of Denali birthday posts (Andrew too, but I guess Denali is more photogenic lol). I can hardly believe she’s ten. We’ve been together since she was 9 weeks old. As I’ve been thinking about her birthday, I’ve come up with a few lists about my baby dog. What… Continue reading She’s 10!
Thanks to Daylight Savings Time I’m waking up early right now – I haven’t adjusted to my new wake up time. Rather than waiting for the alarm to go off this morning, I decided to just get up and take a longer walk with Denali. Although it was cold, it was a beautiful morning to… Continue reading A Walk in the Dark
I’ve learned the gift of joy from my dog. She’s coming up on nine years. We’ve been together since with was nine weeks. Aside from my immediate family, we’ve been in the longest, consistent (daily) relationship I’ve ever had. What I appreciate about her is the joy she experiences when she sees someone she knows… Continue reading Joy
The last two Saturdays have been hard for me. Maybe the combination of going back to work, family gatherings, Christmas cheer, winter darkness and general sadness about life right now have got me down…well, okay, that’s a lot. Now I’m starting to understand the need for regular emotional release… It is human nature to make… Continue reading Mine
Baby dog. Little nose. Little dog. These are a couple of the nicknames I have for Denali. She is neither a baby nor little. Likewise, out of the many noses in the canine kingdom, hers is not little. However, these names started when she was a baby and little, when her nose was small, so… Continue reading Denali