Graidy 2003-ish — May 13, 2020

The first day I met Graidy at Glen Highland Farm Rescue.

Whenever I think of Graidy, this is the pose I think of him in the most. Facing out, looking off into the distance. In fact, this is the first vision I had of him before I even met him. I wrote this story as fiction because it’s pretty fantastical about how he found me. But every word of it is true.

Border Collie laying in grass

This is my favorite photo of him. It captures how I feel about him. A shimmering light in my […]

By |2020-05-20T10:46:38-04:00May 20th, 2020|.My Dogs and Me, Life|0 Comments

Down the Rabbit Hole

Surreal landscape with a magic passage and a cheshire cat watching the scene on a tree branch

In some ways, this time we’re living in hasn’t really changed my life at all. Once a hermit, always a hermit. Yes, I really do like being alone. Really.

But with Andrew and Cait home full-time, I find myself watching more TV with them than I usually would.

And I guess it would be no surprise either that I have somewhat eclectic tastes when it comes to what I can actually sit through, which eliminates gratuitous violence, anything with a laugh track, anything that requires fiddling with the volume because the music is played much louder than the […]

By |2020-05-03T12:26:23-04:00May 3rd, 2020|Life|0 Comments

Cause for Concern and Laughter

We are living in interesting times, as the curse/saying goes. Because of my work with healthcare, I am probably more aware than average of where we are and where we’re headed with COVID-19.

Here’s an interactive map that shows how the virus is spreading in this country.

The following chart shows where the world is on March 23rd. Today, the US  has 42,484 cases. Yesterday, there were 26,900. Do the math. The exponential horse is out of the barn.

Click on this chart to see how many new cases are occurring each day by country.chart of covid cases by country

 

I don’t scare easily.  […]

By |2020-03-23T17:32:39-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Life|0 Comments

Because It’s Friday and You Should Start Your Weekend With a Laugh

In my non-existent free time, I like to play the piano. And I like to listen to others play, for inspiration.

I think this guy is ridiculously talented.

As I was thinking that I wished I had half his energy, I noticed the first comment.

youtube comment

By |2020-03-06T12:20:12-05:00March 13th, 2020|Funnies, Life|0 Comments

Life with Geriatric Animals

So. Life in the very slow lane. What does that look like?

Graidy is 18ish, Finn is 15 and Wink is 12. All are still going strong-ish.

But all now have heart problems. And Finn’s about to go get nuked with a radioactive shot to the tune of $3k to kill a benign tumor that’s making him hyperthyroid.

I know. It’s nuts. But I’m pathological. I can’t not do it, because Finn isn’t ready to go yet. These animals have been together all of their lives. They are their own family.

They move as one unit. Wherever I go, they all go.

So we have dog beds in every room because their old bones have a hard […]

By |2020-02-23T09:45:57-05:00February 29th, 2020|.My Dogs and Me, Life|0 Comments
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