Tag: dog adoption

Balancing the Scales

I’m waiting for results of x-rays and blood tests; Bess had a difficult night. My heart thuds dully in my chest. I’m reciting part of a poem by Thich Nhat Hanh as a mantra in order to calm myself: “Breathing in, I calm my body, Breathing out, I smile.” (I’ve managed three of the four; there is no smile.) I know her time is limited, she’s had several “Hail Mary’s” over the past year. I pray for another and contemplate. Although her beginning lot in life was brutal, our five years together have been filled with hilarity, the unexpected, and never, ever dull!

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Serendipity, Thy Name was Patti Mayonnaise

After Rose, the hole in my heart was huge- I was sad and cried easily.  I found solace in keeping busy; my gardens flourished that summer.  Finn mourned her as well.  But time does heal and the therapy that comes from hiking daily gently worked its magic and we both began to mend.  As the grief became bearable and the darkness lifted, I started thinking about adopting another dog.  Continue reading “Serendipity, Thy Name was Patti Mayonnaise”