Pain changes how life is filtered. It’s like entering a room that you want to exit but there’s no door.
Life for Vern has been different this week. Instead of having free reign over his environment, he has been living in confined spaces and directed with a leash to where he can roam. For the first time in his predictable life, Vern has been taken away from all he recognizes and thrust into a worldContinue reading “Our Predictable Lives”
As my husband and I embraced each other, we couldn’t stop crying and shaking from our loss. Carl was laid to rest today under the trees in our backyard, next to our English Bull dog, Sally. What started as a normal day in our household, ended tragically for all of us. I would have neverContinue reading “Good Bye Sweet Carl”
Carl was clearly showing signs of insecurity. He wouldn’t come into the bedroom because of his fear of his sister. After going out into the hall and literally pushing him inside, it was clear our pooch needed support to enter. Once inside and on his bed, he was shaking uncontrollably. Carl, who stands only aContinue reading “The Wall of Insecurity”
Carl’s nose was pressed against the French door as he watched the people inside mingling around. He wanted to come in but the electronic door wasn’t working and he seemed to be stuck on the outside. How many times have you ever felt like you were on the outside of a group or situation andContinue reading “Outside Looking In”
Even though it was a short trip, I can tell that Carl missed me. Immediately after arriving in the house, the little dog was jumping up and down wanting my attention. To make sure that I would continue looking in his direction, he pulled the blanket off of Bee’s bed and pulled it down theContinue reading “In the Midst of Being Ignored”