I get it. If you don’t want to have a cry to start your week, just skip this email. But if you have a dog, or lost one, or are scared to lose one - you know how important those four-legged friends are. I found this clip of Jimmy Stewart reading a poem (he wrote) … Continue reading Jimmy Stewart’s Ode To His Dog
Khe Hy: There’s No Playbook For Grief
Khe Hy shared a personal story about losing a friend in a tragic hit-and-run incident. As only he can do, he deconstructs the grief and how it hit him. It’s not an easy read, but it’s an important one. You or someone you love (and honestly, all of us) will deal with loss. It’ll be … Continue reading Khe Hy: There’s No Playbook For Grief
How To Hold A Door For A Dog Walker
Both dogs were straining at the end of their leashes. It was just past 6 am and some kind nurse was attempting to hold the door open for us to walk through. No doubt it was a reflexive, good-natured instinct. However, the problem with her gesture was how she was holding the door itself. Our … Continue reading How To Hold A Door For A Dog Walker
In Which My Dog Teaches Me A Philosophical Lesson About Making Mistakes
Raven is the black one on the right. This post is about her. Zen master Raven. One of my dogs regularly walks into flights of stairs. Not up them, well, not at first at least, but into them. It’s not that she doesn’t know what to do with stairs, it’s just that she always spaces … Continue reading In Which My Dog Teaches Me A Philosophical Lesson About Making Mistakes
Horse Blinders or Glasses?
My dog got curiously obsessed over a spilled orange juice puddle in a stairwell the other day. He had whatever you’d call horse-blinders but for your nose going on. He didn’t want to eat or drink it (well… he didn’t try, so I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt here), but he also couldn’t … Continue reading Horse Blinders or Glasses?