Treats

'Tis the season: Christmas cheers, Jingle Bells, Tinsel, Mistletoe, Rudolf and Santa’s other Reindeers. Children’s wishes, Santa’s letters, Singing carols, Christmas trees, Angels, and Anticipation Of wonder and Of happiness. Gatherings. Family and Friends celebrate A birth and the Allure of New beginnings In the New Year. Oodles of treats. Kiddies playing Guessing games Of…

When Change is as Good as a Holiday

It had to happen, eventually. After a long, long hot summer with steamy, sunny days and sticky, over-warm nights; the weather is finally turning. Six weeks behind schedule: the deciduous trees are shedding their leaves and cooler overnight temperatures makes for sounder sleeping. As for younger mutt: last night was the first night he wore…

Changing Tack

Change: sometimes it is embraced with joy; other times it is not welcomed, at all. Recently, senior mutt had a check-up. For nigh on fifteen years senior mutt has been a loyal companion, a trainer of three puppies, a watch-dog, and a valued member of our family. And now she is dying from an ever-growing…

Knowing When

I know the feeling. I know it well. Whether it be one half of an intimate relationship, or a thread woven into the looser knit of friendship. It is the experience of that warm and fuzzy feeling where you bask in the glow of belonging to something rather special: believing, hoping, the state of ecstasy…

Thirst

Belonging. A sense of home. A need. It is true: 'home is where the heart is'. I was visiting my niece who lives near a country town, far from the big smoke. After months of planning, this day, our day was finally here. Just us two enjoying each other's company. 'That's the only thing I…