Category Archives: pets

The Best Present Not Under the Tree

With my oldest son getting married at the end of the year we announced that gifts would come in the form of cash to be spent on that trip surrounding the marriage and not in pretty, wrapped presents under the tree. … Continue reading

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Therapy Dog

When we brought Kai home, I knew I wanted him to be a therapy dog. His name means “restoration and recovery” in Japanese, which I didn’t know when we named him that. He’s actually named after Kailua-Kona, an area on the Big … Continue reading

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Choosing Perspective

When I start a novel, I think a lot about point of view before I ever lay finger to keyboard. Should I write the story I want to tell in first person or in third person POV? Each has advantages … Continue reading

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Be Here Now

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” ― Ram Dass This has been a funny summer. I think it’s because of this guy over here to the left. Today Kai is 14 weeks. He looks like he’s about 2 years … Continue reading

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Firsts

I’ve been thinking a lot about firsts lately. When I was a young teen, firsts revolved around kisses and “I love yous.” As a half-way through adult, I see firsts everywhere. (I was going to say half-cooked adult, but that … Continue reading

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Through Kai’s Eyes

My people call me Kai after a place they like in Hawaii. It’s called Kailua Kona. They say they’re going to live there one day. I hope I get to go. (Today I got my own Instagram account at Kai Weil … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Pack

We are getting a new puppy mid-June named Kai. He is a yellow labrador retriever. His momma, Reece, was friends with our beautiful Ms. Bay who passed last January. When we found out Reece was going to have puppies, we … Continue reading

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We Celebrate You, Pretty Girl

  “Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved you so–’twas Heaven here with you.”   Isla Paschal Richardson (Thank you, Sybil Avery) This has been a … Continue reading

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Pet Acupuncture

This is Bailey. Our pet name for her is Ms. Bay. When she came home to live with us 12 years ago, she was about the cutest, sweetest thing we ever saw. Abe was 15. Jordan was 4. She’s grown … Continue reading

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How Will I Serve?

This weekend, my husband and I attended a fundraiser for a place called Bella Vista Farms. Chic Miller, kissing one of her 640 animals there to the left, runs this sanctuary with her husband, Bob. Every second, every penny, every ounce … Continue reading

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