Author: Cheryl Cornett

“E” is for Epilepsy and “E” is for

Spinone Italiano on bed

ENZO

I awake to the scrabbling of paws on wood floor and thumping. Rolling to turn on the light, I know full well that Finn is having another bout of ‘chase-the-ball’ back leg spasms. I just need to lay a hand, soothe, and say his name to quiet him. But I see Finn, curled, fast asleep. There’s a disconnect. My mind races to catch up, while my eyes take in my other boy in the corner of the bedroom, flipped on his side, half against the wall, legs paddling while his body twitches and bucks violently.

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Even Dog Trainers Train…

with other trainers. Although I own my own business, you’ll occasionally find my rig (with my Leash & Hand Dog Training sign on the back window) in the parking lot of another dog training business. And you’ll find me & Enzo inside, having a blast… Huh? Wha? How come?

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Making a List…

I finally took Bess’s picture and short bio off the “About Us” page on my Leash & Hand website. It was harder to do than I thought. Originally, I’d planned to replace it with an “in memoriam” paragraph where I’d add that the Secretary position would remain unfilled, but it seemed too maudlin. Bess would hate maudlin! She was a poster child for joy and laughter and love. I deleted the bio while whispering her name. I’ve managed to turn the page; I’ve started a new chapter.

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