UPDATED MAY 20TH: I have a unique relationship with dogs. I can't explain it, not really. Either you know, or you never will. Maybe it's the Aspergers, that I form a stronger bond with animals - canine in particular - than I do with humans. Dogs are essential to me. As essential as air to… Continue reading Dogs and Me.
So, I've been thinking about something (those who know me know it's time to groan). What follows is long and rambling, but, there are questions at the end. Specifically, I've been thinking about dogs, cats, companion animals, and farm animals, and how our society expects different behavior from the owner of a companion animal versus… Continue reading Animals: Thoughts and Considerations
This is Cherokee. She was a Standardbred mare, tried on the track but too slow. One of the lucky ones - sold rather than simply put down for the "crime" of being too slow. This is my favorite picture of her she & I, even though she doesn't look terribly attractive in it. No,… Continue reading Cherokee
Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there; I do not sleep. He stood beside me, pointing the way with his black nose... and yet, I could not reach out, shuffle the black fur, caress the ears... he stood beside me, pointing the way, pawing at the rocks, and yet, they… Continue reading He Stood Beside Me
We're approaching a landmark in time... one I don't want. The one year anniversary of Shunka's death. If today was all PMS anger & frustration, yesterday was all PMS tears. I had a dream. Shunka was lying here beside me on the bed, and in the dream, I rolled over & put my arm around… Continue reading On Shunka
This post is supposed to be about my visit to the doctor yesterday. But it's not. Sorry, Mom, but you are going to have to wait a little while longer for that. Because this post is about those gut-wrenching decisions we face as pet-keepers, companion animal lovers, dog lovers... This post is about Dart. Dart… Continue reading Gutwrenching Decisions