I’ve been gone for a bit. More on that later. I left the creatures in charge of the garden. I should have been clearer in my instructions. Dear Praying Mantis, you are not to eat your fellow guardians!
“I have never been at a point in life doing that which has me so fulfilled, yet so shattered at the same time.” ~ A note received from a fellow volunteer upon the loss of a dog To My Fellow Rescuers: This week has been a tough one at the rescue, full of unexpected loss. Some were the beloved companions of our fellow volunteers. Those, we understand, grieve, and celebrate for the time we had together. Others, sent to us […]
Mirror, mirror on the wall… Who’s the fairest of them all? If these two bear a remarkable resemblance, it’s not a coincidence. I wrote about our foster, Yona, last week. He’s soon to be a foster-failure. Having earned our Jackson’s full endorsement, he will become an official member of our family on Tuesday, with a new name: Yogi. The stunning beauty who looks so much like him is his sister, Lottie. They went to separate families as puppies but came […]
Yona. An unusual name for a dog. In Hebrew, it means “dove.” Returned to a rural breeder with the familiar story: cute puppy becomes one-year-old dog with one-year-old dog energy and enthusiasm. The breeder was responsible and ensured that any of her pups would come back to her, if necessary. But her life had changed in unexpected ways and Yona was more than she could handle. He is insecure and hugs a leg on walks – all 70 beefy pounds […]