Today, my mom's service dog, who had been declining in health, was unable to get up at all, even with help. They had been assisting her with a sling we used to use to carry wood, but today she couldn't do it. Every time Mom left the room she was in she whined and chuffed … Continue reading Goodbye, Mariah. You are loved.
My first guest post from none other than my dad! I'm so excited to share his writing. We've been encouraging him to post publicly for years! *smile* Anyway, here he is! Originally written February 12th, 2015 but never shared with the public. Heading photo: the dogs involved. The laugh of the day came early. I … Continue reading The Grump: The Running of the Squirrels
Sunday morning, we got a call from my parents - would my husband be available to drive with my dad and their dog Mariah down to Chicago to pick up a new dog from a rescue? Of course he said yes. So I puttered around the house while the drove down and went to bed … Continue reading My Parents’ New Dog or My Husband’s Biblical Adventure
There's a fair amount of excitement in our life right now. My husband is looking at replacing his 1997 Subaru Legacy with something a great deal newer... by which I mean a 2001 Legacy or Outback. So he has been watching Craigslist and carefully poring over listings. We're in the rare situation where the old … Continue reading New Cars and New Puppers
I mentioned that my dad had come over to look at our plumbing. Well, what I didn't mention is that he brought my mom's retired service dog with him so she could get out of the house. Her best buddy, Jacob, recently died (mentioned his health issues here), and she would have been left home … Continue reading High Point of My Dog’s Day