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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 1556 posts for Dogpaddling Through Life

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

I knew when I started ugly crying in the shower this morning that this week is going to be really bad. I put up a Tinder profile before Thanksgiving looking for a date for New Year’s Eve. Here we are three days out and I have no date. So what? I was alone for Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

One Week In

I started the NeuroStar TMS treatment Tuesday. Several people have expressed interest in the treatment so I’ll share what it’s been like for me thus far. NeuroStar transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) targets, “key areas of the brain that are underactive in people with depression (NeuroStar website).” This treatment is for those of us who have … Continue reading

The Fan Still Works!

Yeah, the ceiling fan still works and other news of the weird Continue reading

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

DIY for those who should know better. Continue reading

Online Dating App Blues

I’m back on the online dating scene. This time I’m trying Match dot com. To say I’m disappointed in the site is an understatement. While at first I was thrilled to see more local men on the site, I soon learned it was because many of them are fake accounts. You know, like this one. … Continue reading

After My Dog Died…

It’s been two days since Buddy died. Wednesday I was in shock. My Fitbit notified me I walked 10,000 steps that day, and almost all of them were from walking around here not knowing what to do. Thursday was a fog. I worked my regular job and even delivered some groceries, mostly to keep myself … Continue reading

Requiem for the Goodest Dog

As I write this I’m sitting on the sofa. Normally Buddy would be lying beside me with his head touching my thigh. But Buddy died today. It’s crazy. We were just at the vet yesterday having a growth on his tail checked out. The vet who saw him said it was no big deal. Buddy … Continue reading

Buddy the Con Artist

Buddy has been trying to jump on the bed and sometimes falling. I bought some steps for him to use to climb up and down the bed, but he refuses to even try to use them. I thought it was because he didn’t know how and have been trying to teach him. It’s mostly been … Continue reading

Sunday Morning and My House Stinks!

Sunday morning walks with Buddy and Biddy Bit (my nickname for Princess Kitty) are my favorite. It’s usually quiet in our neighborhood in the early morning, but Sundays are even more so. There’s just a different feel to the air. It’s less energetic and more peaceful. This morning we heard geese overhead and watched them … Continue reading

Life with a Dog

Now that Buddy’s been here for a few weeks I remember all that I’ve missed by not having a dog in my life. Like always having a supply of poop bags in my pocket, and never assuming a trip outdoors won’t call for one. And keeping a ball cap handy for heading outdoors first thing … Continue reading

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