Vern’s Feelings of Remorse

Vern knew he had made a bad decision. The harsh rebuke clearly demonstrated that he had reacted in a way that was not acceptable. With head held low to the ground, the little dog scurried under the foot stool and scrunched into a ball. Maybe, here, covered by the flaps, no humans would see him.Continue reading “Vern’s Feelings of Remorse”

Counting My Blessings

My hands began to shake and I had to take a couple of deep breaths as I opened up the test results. Just like so many others, Covid has been creeping ever so closely and this time I believed I would be its next victim. Once I realized that I had been in direct contactContinue reading “Counting My Blessings”

Life Before Writing

For thirty-two years, my life revolved around teaching children with disabilities. Some of these children were severely disabled, unable to talk, feed themselves, or walk. Others had emotional issues that interfered with their ability to focus on anything outside of their hostility. Many had autism while others had Downs Syndrome. Each child was unique andContinue reading “Life Before Writing”

Vern Takes Flight

Did you know that Vern can fly? This past week he had surgery. For days afterwards, he lay around in a lethargic state. It was clear he was hurting and only wanted to rest in front of the fire. Bee, Vern’s sister, was very happy with her brother’s state of mind. She was hoping thatContinue reading “Vern Takes Flight”

Vern’s Surgery

Vern is going into elective surgery today. Maybe I should rephrase this. Vern is having surgery we determined necessary for him. As much as we liked the idea of little Verns running around, it will be easier for everyone involved to have him snipped. Have you ever experienced something in life that was totally outContinue reading “Vern’s Surgery”

Christmas Peace

Vern’s first Christmas hasn’t gone the way he imagined. He has enjoyed the Christmas songs streaming through the house and can be found squished up in front of the fire. He’s enjoyed the tree and if some morsels from the baked cookies fall from the counter, he’s there to retrieve them. But Vern never expectedContinue reading “Christmas Peace”

Our Unanswered Why Questions

Vern couldn’t understand why the collar was being placed around his neck. He was inside and there was no one around. The last time he wore the collar was when he had run off and almost got hit by a car. He remembered the noise, followed by the vibration. At that point, he wasn’t sureContinue reading “Our Unanswered Why Questions”