Furry Family, Life on The Mountain

A Good Death

"Veterinarians deal with death the most out of any medical profession." "Does it ever really get any easier, euthanization?" asked the first year student. "Every euthanization is difficult, but some hit harder than others..." - from "Vet School" (TV show, NatGeo Wild) Is there any such thing as a good death? A beautiful, peaceful, passing?… Continue reading A Good Death

Just a note..., Life on The Mountain

The Deep of the Night

Awake, yet again, in the deep of the night, I listen to the breeze sigh through the forest leaves, Sounding like the gentle caress of waves on the shore. My ever present companion, Kodi, Lays watchful at the end of the deck, As I turn to go sit in my porch swing. A loud snort… Continue reading The Deep of the Night

Life on The Mountain, This Crazy Life

Fear, Nature, and Mother Earth

I was afraid. Not the kind of rational, in-my-head, calculating-the-risk, type of afraid. No. In-my-gut afraid. Primally, animal-instinctually, go-inside-and-hide, afraid. Because of a sound coming up the Mountain, one I'd never heard. It wasn't a feeling I'd had in a long time; in fact, I can't remember when. Certainly never here, at my home on… Continue reading Fear, Nature, and Mother Earth

Life on The Mountain

A Deer Story: Caught In The Act

She is so brazen. She looked up at me, startled, but unafraid, when I came out onto our screened in porch yesterday morning. There she was, standing inside our fenced-in dog yard, stems and leaves dangling from her mouth. She looked guilty, like a kid who got caught with their hand in the cookie jar.… Continue reading A Deer Story: Caught In The Act

Life on The Mountain

Day of Barking, Night of Bear

Yesterday started with barking. It ended with a bear on our front porch. I rather think the two are related. At 7am, my peaceful sleep was interrupted by Kasha-dog barking like a mad thing, along with, apparently, every other dog on this side of the Mountain. Kodi, curled up in bed next to me, let… Continue reading Day of Barking, Night of Bear

Asperger's, Life on The Mountain, This Crazy Life

Finally, A Place To Call Home

Sometimes, the truth hurts. But better the truth, and understanding, than living in confusion & conflict, imposing your values on someone else. For those that this hurts, I'm truly sorry. You'll just have to believe me that it was as hard for me to write, as it will be for you to read. I've spent… Continue reading Finally, A Place To Call Home