When your dog dies

When your dog dies… “I could give you some medication for him. It would alleviate some of the pain, but…” I knew when I hugged him that it would be for the last time. Cradled in my oldest son’s arms, I bid farewell to our family’s dog. He had a wonderful life. He lived better …

Love, Loss and Losing Remi

Love, Loss and Losing Remi To say the past few years have been fraught with loss is a complete understatement. Some days, it feels like the hits just keep on coming. I’m sick of dealing with grief and trauma. One of the biggest myths people hear is “God doesn’t give you more than you can …

A puppy tail – Was it divine intervention that brought us joy?

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Shultz Last summer, our family was heartbroken over the unexpected loss of our beloved dog, Jack. For eleven years, the dog we rescued when he was just two-years-old filled our home with unconditional love, muddy paw prints in the spring, and a whole-body-wiggle greeting when we walked in …

A friend in need…

“Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.” – Les Brown This past Monday was a day of disappointing news. I won’t say it was a day of bad news. But on a day that the sky was dark and  cloudy, when the wind was cold and biting; when …