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It’s My Birthday

It’s my birthday and I can cry if I want to. It is my birthday but so far, no tears. Instead a realization of another year to add to all the others that have piled up over time. What is a birthday? A place in time that marks how many trips the earth has rotatedContinue reading “It’s My Birthday”

Entangled in Our Own Power

Vern looked up from his bed, gazed around the room to see who was present, cushioned his head between the bumps in his blanket, and drifted off to sleep. With a sense of peace, the little puppy drifted into a land of slumber filled with other puppies frolicking around him, making him the king ofContinue reading “Entangled in Our Own Power”

Pouring Courage into One Another

I walked in the door after being away for a day and Carl was there to jump up and welcome me. I admit that I love the unsolicited encouragement that both he and Bee lavish upon me, no matter how long I have been away. Dogs are so wonderful when it comes to demonstrating theirContinue reading “Pouring Courage into One Another”

The Passing of a Loved One

Carl’s friend Leo had to be put down today.  Leo was a very special dog. I know because we had the privilege of taking care of him for six weeks while his human family transitioned into their new home. Leo had a way of letting you know that you were loved. People tell us thatContinue reading “The Passing of a Loved One”

The Power of Love

As Carl made his way down the sidewalk and through the neighborhood, I absentmindedly followed. I was clearly not paying attention as my foot caught the lip of the concrete slab, which instantly caused a stabbing pain to rush through my foot. Carl was oblivious to the pain that I was experiencing. He was absorbedContinue reading “The Power of Love”