Some dogs want attention. Others need to feel safe. Some need a job. Athena needed love. Athena and her brother were surrendered to the local animal shelter at just a few months old. She was an anxious pup so the staff took to having… Continue Reading “Athena just wanted to be loved”
Thank goodness for kids and pets
Today is Mazie’s Gotcha Day anniversary. One year since we met and I brought her home with me. And what a year it’s been! She was four weeks pregnant when we met and had recently been rescued from a home with 100 dogs. No… Continue Reading “One Year with Mazie”
The role of the Father—at least archetypally—is to encourage the child to leave home, to have an adventure and discover a new world for themselves. He prepares the child to become an adult and find home separate from Mom.
Mazie, my 11pound Terrier mix, had 5 puppies during Covid19 quarantine. Here are two of the girls.
Introducing the two boys of Mazie’s litter.
Being present at birth is an amazing experience. And when something goes wrong, it is absolutely terrifying. Here’s the story of my foster dog’s five puppies being born, and the one that almost didn’t survive.
Our fur-babies teach us a lot about ourselves.
Bugs. We all have issues with bugs. As in, I’ve never met a person who encountered bugs in their home and thought COOL!! The few who do think this are scientists. Or kids that will become scientists. If there’s anyone else out there who… Continue Reading “Home Infestation”
There’s a lot being written about staying home these days. Discomfort. Anxiety. Isolation. Depression. The truth is, many of us struggled with “home” even before the pandemic. I don’t have the answers. But I can tell you how having a dog makes a huge… Continue Reading “Finding Home – With a Dog”
After four months in Italy during the Covid19 pandemic, I returned to the states. But one week into quarantine, I knew I needed company.