Category Archives: pets

The Last Good-bye

The other day I watched a video about grief and the facilitator gave us a topic to think about.  “The last time I saw you.” Why can’t I remember our good-bye the last time I saw you? It was hot … Continue reading

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The Secret Park

I threw on my hoodie – the morning was cold and shiny, just how I like it. I felt good, felt like walking somewhere different, somewhere outside my comfort zone. So I followed my nose for half an hour or … Continue reading

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Tony, Lover of Cats

No mother could cradle her babe more tenderly than you do that big and beautiful cat in your arms. They know, those arms, instinctively how it’s done and the cat knows it, too, as he lifts his handsome face to … Continue reading

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Lucas, the Wonder Dog

He’s the first to greet me when I ring the doorbell. Twenty pounds of cuddlesome friendliness. A dust mop on four legs with a stumpy little metronome of a tail. Big brown eyes that say Hi, how are you? Wanna … Continue reading

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Greek Pastry Shop in Tarpon Springs

She handed us our change and out of the blue began telling us her husband had just adopted a puppy, launching us into the story in her thick runaway accent. They already had an older dog, but it liked the … Continue reading

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Serenade

With morning’s bright song in my step, taking me three miles out and back, and then — a mockingbird singing. Somewhere very close. I stop dead. There she is in the middle of the fence-climbing shrub, by the sidewalk. Almost … Continue reading

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The Screech Owl

I heard a high-pitched whinnying sound tonight at dusk. Coming from a woodsy area across the street. There are no horses around – at least not up in trees. So I googled “bird that sounds like a horse.” It’s a … Continue reading

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Summer Storm

The rain’s slacking off and the black is thinning to gray. Half an hour ago it was like midnight– at 4:30 in the afternoon. The water was coming down so hard into my carport, there were wavelets! Almost to the … Continue reading

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Little Beggar

I see you sitting by the kitchen, as I work– your face turned up, patient, hopeful. Maybe I’ll throw you a scrap, you think, or let you lick a juicy plate. At the very least you know you’ll get a … Continue reading

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Presence on a Monday Morning

As I sat cross-legged on my sofa this morning, facing the south window– open to catch a breeze, I tried to be in my skin, tune out the static in my head. Presence it’s called. And as I sat– eyes … Continue reading

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