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The Little Light

Last night, I heard a terrible shrill coming from outside our window. It was one of our neighbors screaming. I didn’t know it then but a Rottweiler was in our courtyard and was attacking her dog, a small Pomeranian that had no chance. I ran downstairs and in a tornado of events ended up at the nearest veterinarian to be told what I knew already. Poor Lucesita didn’t make it. I’m sure she died in my arms on the car ride...

Her Lost Dog Poster Pic

A Mighty Dog

When I felt the little lump in her undercarriage I wasn’t concerned. When we took her to the vet for a general check up and her health certificate to fly and they took a biopsy I wasn’t concerned. When I asked Husband to call the vet for the results – reminded him, really, in a hey-honey-could-you-check-this-errand-off-our-list kind of way, still, I wasn’t concerned. When he walked out of the room with the phone still to his ear and our eyes met, I...

Jersey Boy

Rescuing Waldo

These two lovelies are Olive and Jersey and before Rafa was born (and after Husband of course – although he would argue this), they were the ♥s of my life. Both of them have their own rescue story. Both were in desperate need of a loving home after being treated unkindly, and both found their way to me. I found Olive on the street, a year exactly to the date (May 17) that we adopted Jersey (serendipitous if you ask me). Hers...

First Borns

And Let’s Not Forget the First Borns…

When I got pregnant everyone kept telling me that the dogs would become less important because now I would have a real baby that would need taking care of. They would look at poor Jersey and tell him as he was getting picked up in my arms to get it out of his system because his days were numbered. In the days now after baby, it isn’t that I have forgotten about the dogs or that they have fallen to...

First Borns

My Total Truths: #5 When Dogs Become the First Borns

My Total Truths: a series based a list of things that I know to be true and have served as mini life lessons in my experience.    # 5 – Dogs Make Good Pets but Even Better Children. When I got pregnant everyone kept telling me that the dogs would become less important because now I would have a real baby that would need taking care of. They would look at poor Jersey and tell him as he was getting picked up in my...