Good-bye, again, old friend: The pain of losing a family pet

The loss of a beloved pet is heartbreaking.

Losing a family pet causes a sadness for which you may not be prepared. At least, this was true for me. For us. I am about a month behind on this post, but given the timing of events, I chose to postpone the inevitable. I feel that since I shared with… Continue reading

The Very Hungry Caterpillars…

It may shock some of you to hear that I am not an outdoorsy person.  I wish I were a worm-hunting, creepy-crawly-tolerant, throw-up-the-tent nature-lover, but I’m not. Perhaps I should clarify.  I like being outdoors.  And I appreciate nature.  However, I do not appreciate nature when nature invades my personal… Continue reading

Bailey and Us: Saying good-bye to a family pet

It’s a rare find, a friend who can take one of the saddest events of your life and turn it into something special. Something to be treasured and remembered. And yet, Laura did just that. I have endured great losses in my life, not the least of which was the… Continue reading

A Boy and his Cat

  My soon-to-be six-year-old son can be a whiny, grumpy mess when he wants to be.  He is also sweet and oh-so affectionate.  And though he may be quick to anger, over the past year he has proven that he has patience to spare. Pretty much since he was a… Continue reading

A funny thing happened on the way back from the vet…

If you have kids, then you are no doubt familiar with ‘The Car Seat’; that eternally bulky piece of plastic and padding that resides somewhere in the inner confines of your Soccer-mom-mobile ready to protect your little bundle of joy from even the hint of a car ride gone wrong.… Continue reading