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Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome to my journey of living after existing for years in depression. I write about companion animals, love, and creativity.
Jen and the Furries has written 1558 posts for Dogpaddling Through Life

Sonnet for the Man That I Would Love

This is a creative visualization exercise to direct my focus in finding what I want. Continue reading

I Was Banned from Facebook Again

This morning I saw I have a new blog follower: I like to see the work of those who follow me, so I clicked on the link associated with Nichel, but instead of a blog I found this: I’m not showing you images of the cam stars, but I will tell you I was more … Continue reading

Thanks, I Needed That.

When I asked for your good wishes on my birthday, I had no idea how important those positive messages would be for me. Continue reading

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy birthday to me! I am 50+ years young. It’s not that I’m ashamed of my age, but I probably shouldn’t give away my DOB here. I’m actually proud how long I’ve lasted; a lot of chronically depressed people don’t make it this far. This is the first birthday I can recall not being depressed. … Continue reading

Springtime Walks with Molly

The neighborhood is magical this time of year. Dogwoods, azaleas, and knockout roses are adding splashes of color to an otherwise green world. The photos are from my own yard. I love walking Molly and seeing what’s new… for the most part. Faeries jump, prance, and singon flowering shrubs to welcome spring.Trees sparkle with pixie … Continue reading

Identity Theft? That Sucks.

One day several months ago I realized I’d forgotten my debit card pin, so I contacted the credit union and asked them to send me a new one by mail. I didn’t receive it; however, a few days later I noticed a fee charged to my account. When I called to find out why I … Continue reading

Caring for a Dog with Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome

Caring for a dog with CDS is different every day. I started Molly on Selegiline 5 mg on the 10th. I was told it could take a month for changes to become apparent. I thought the meds weren’t helping until she happened to spit out her pill one day and I didn’t notice right away. … Continue reading

Today Things are Different.

Sunday night I played with a pore cleaning torture device I bought a year ago from Rodan and Fields. I thought I’d followed the directions correctly, and my nose looked good afterward. My chin though? It looked like I’d accepted the Triple Dog Dare Challenge and kissed a frozen pole. Last year I would have … Continue reading

Love and Let Down

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for that annual façade of endearment known as Valentines Day. Continue reading

Woah, We’re Halfway There

Last week I passed the halfway point in my NeuroStar transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment, so I thought I’d give you an update. I’ve noticed improvement in how I feel, my energy level, and my ability to focus. For example, before I began treatment, I’d make sure I did all my pet chores (feed, walk … Continue reading

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