…. it’s been that kind of day. CW: illness, blood, inadvertent self-harm . I’ve grown more klutzy as I get older. This morning started, first thing, even before I got out of bed, with me opening an inch-long gash on my elbow bone courtesy of a laptop I’d left at my bedside. It continued withContinue reading “Day 702, with tiny sacrifices”
CN: Unhealthy work environments, a link to a former animal companion Once upon a time I used to spend Thanksgiving alone on a regular basis. I’d get a cornish hen and some blueberries and napa cabbage and then between checks on work I’d write, and write, and write. The first time it happened, it wasContinue reading “Day 258, with old holiday habits”
Everything is wild and scary and desperate, and I needed a break. So, photos! First, the sweetness of my snugglebug: (img desc: Kizu, a fawn dog with goblin ears, lays her greying muzzle on my pink pants and looks up at me pleadingly, hoping for food.) Even though I’m trapped in the house, there’s someContinue reading “Day 161, with small comforts”
Because I want to save this for a story seed. The most petted dog in Prague, Czech Republic, is on the Saint John of Nepomuk statue. Touching the dog is a Prague ritual. It is supposed to bring good luck. pic.twitter.com/kyCHROEqPc</a></p>— 41 Strange (@41Strange) November 4, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
This is Sammi. Because of this lanky galoot, I have found myself saying some things I never expected: “Stop eating the rocks!” “Don’t chew on the floor!” “Quit swallowing the string!” Not the smartest dog in the world, but means well. Sort of. 😳🙄
We are going to miss this view, this park, the birds, and the people we know and love here. 😢
Brown pelican in flight, from a Galveston trip in early March. I’m particularly proud of this photo, given I had no tripod and was following the bird by hand. The rest of the shots in this series? Not so much.
Monte has been having some digestive issues, so we are currently at the vet’s ofc for the second day in a row. We waited, snuggled together tightly on a vinyl couch in a frigid office, for almost two hours waiting for the ultrasound doctor to come. Now they’ve taken him in to get the procedure,Continue reading “The Helplessness of Loving Animals”