The ROI of having a pet (Hint: it’s huge)

When my friend Leslie proposed the topic for the first round robin for a select group of bloggers, I couldn’t help but smile. It was a slam dunk: “Is having a pet worth it?” Where do I begin? Asking someone who has had dogs since she was six years old and who is known toContinue reading “The ROI of having a pet (Hint: it’s huge)”

So it begins…life in the country

I’ve been on the West Coast for exactly a week, and in my (parents’) new home in Paso Robles for less than 24 hours. A slight hiccup means my stuff still isn’t arriving until Monday, but when it all gets here and I start a new work routine, it’s going to start feeling a littleContinue reading “So it begins…life in the country”

Another goodbye to another brother

This post was supposed to be about my trip to Costa Rica. That changed when I talked to my mom yesterday morning and I learned that Harrison, my ailing 13-year-old dog, had been put to sleep while I was away. For months I had been dreading the news. Maybe I had been dreading it everContinue reading “Another goodbye to another brother”

Me & My Shadow

One year ago today, my sweet little Casey had to be put down because lung cancer had suddenly filled his chest, robbing him of breath and comfort. One year ago (and it was on a Sunday), I was milling around the arts booths at Adam’s Morgan Day with some friends, enjoying the weather, the sights,Continue reading “Me & My Shadow”

Through the bad…the good shines through

A week ago at this time I was sobbing on my bed, curled into a ball, hugging my stuffed Casey, after hearing from my mom that the real Casey, my corgi, was gone forever. This afternoon, football is on the TV and my boyfriend is laying on the bed while I type, his presence aloneContinue reading “Through the bad…the good shines through”