Category Archives: Dogs

Forever, mom

Dear Son, I’ve been staying busy.  The daylight hours have begin to shrink and the trees are turning gold.  Maine was wonderful.  You were in our heart and mind the whole time your dad and I were there.  I wished … Continue reading

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Acadia

The dogs are up even earlier here on the coast of Maine.  The sun rises an hour earlier than it does at home, and stranger yet they seem to prefer 5:30 a.m. to begin their day.  The first day here … Continue reading

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Collecting

Hey Babe, It is Tuesday and I’ve been busy with all the business life throws at me.  I know why you hiked and went into the woods so often.  It was to escape all the clutter of things in this … Continue reading

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In matters of faith

There is a subtle change, or maybe it is a shift in how I feel.  Perhaps I am just getting used to the weight of this loss.  It is a part of every day, every hour.  Perhaps I am being … Continue reading

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Among other things

I took my dogs to the vet today.  Sky the mini Australian Shepherd  is enrolled in a “courteous canine” class.  He is 19 months old now.  Ebby our pomeranian is in her 12th year.  I was nervous to go to … Continue reading

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Dear Son

Hey Babe, The weird weather here is suiting me just fine.  It seems fitting that everything should be weird , out-of-the-ordinary, atypical.  The sun is shining while all the clouds on the horizon are as dark as pitch.  There are … Continue reading

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January 16, 2012

Dear Son, Your sister was home this weekend.  She came alone.  She left the dogs and your brother-in-law back at the house.  She has a renter for your apartment.  She has stamped all your books and readied them for the … Continue reading

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December 2, 2011

I have gone blank this morning.  It is December the 2nd.  Officially five months. Yesterday, for whatever reason, I did not end up in tears until the end of the day, in bed.  It is like I cannot go to … Continue reading

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An open letter

Dear Son, I watched a video clip of you last night that you sister had taken in 2007.  You were laughing and rubbing your head, messing up your hair as you so often did.  Your dog came and sweetly attacked … Continue reading

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Fire ants and friends

Where to begin with this?  Let’s see.  I have been sick.  A group of us who dined together on Wednesday night seemed to have been in contact with the same pathogen.  On Thursday night between 11:00 p.m.and 3:00 a.m. most … Continue reading

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