There is a lovely little book called "A Little Dog Like You," by Rosemary Sutcliff, that sits always on a shelf above my bed. As one customer-reviewer writes: If you've ever loved a dog, this book is for you. This slim volume is written and illustrated so that even a very young child could appreciate… Continue reading Wolfdreams: He Is, And He Isn’t
"... he looked into my eyes just like he was looking into my soul to make sure I was all right. I have never forgotten how I felt. I had never had anyone look at me like they cared that much." Two years ago today, I lost my boy, my constant companion & guardian for… Continue reading Looking Into My Soul
My brain has been running in endless circles. Dog. Dog. Shoulder. Dog. Dog. Ouch that shoulder really hurts! Dog. Dog. I have GOT to see a doctor. What doctor? Dog. Dog... you get the idea. Our new family member is still up in the air. There have been hours of discussion. Both dogs have been… Continue reading Dog. Dog. Shoulder. Dog…
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
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