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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

Welcome Home, Buddy!

This is Buddy. Buddy is around 10 years old and his snout is turning white. He has rough skin patches on his elbows from living much of his life confined in a crate. He has arthritis and skin irritations. He was receiving treatment for these issues in rescue and we’ve already had a visit with … Continue reading

New Beginnings

The new beginnings I’ve worked for haven’t exactly panned out the way I’d hoped. Continue reading

Why I Suck at Dating

I recently met a man for dinner. This is not a small thing; it’s the first recent date I’ve had. I thought it went well, but I thought wrong. I haven’t heard from him since. Social interactions, especially in dating situations, confuse and frustrate me. I used to think there was something seriously wrong until … Continue reading

Live: Online and in Person!

Well hello again. I hope this missive finds you well. The cats are all OK. Little Girl and Graybow are easing into a truce, which means fewer cat fights and no poop on the floor. Here’s hoping it lasts. I am still working full-time from home and part-time slinging groceries around town, which, as I’ve … Continue reading

Adventures in Online Dating

In the midst of a pandemic I decided to give online dating a try. It’s weird, actually. For the past several years I’ve been so shut down that I rarely had any meaningful contact with another human being, but one day I decided I was tired of being lonesome and when I discussed it with … Continue reading

Essential Worker Blues

You may not think you know me, but you do. I deliver your groceries. I have a full-time job, but I need the extra money, so when I deliver to you on a weekday evening it’s after having put in a full day’s work elsewhere. If I’m delivering to you on a weekend, it means … Continue reading

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