Category Archives: Pet Ownership

Musings on An Empty Cage

Buddy stares into the empty cage  and sees the hole that Wynken left in my heart. A little over a week has gone by since Wynken passed and not a day goes by where I don’t look at that cage … Continue reading

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TPO Surgery

When I was looking into whether or not to get TPO surgery for Borrego, I looked high and low for a normal person’s account of what the process would be like.  All I found was a gazillion doctor perspectives.  I … Continue reading

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A Tiny White Feather

I found a tiny white feather today.  It sparkled on the black pavement in front of me and compelled me to pick it up.  It makes me very sad. Let me explain.  In late 2010, I was driving to work … Continue reading

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Don’t Tell Me that Pets Don’t Mourn

Please don’t ever tell me that animals do not mourn.  The left photo of Borrego was taken six weeks before our dog Midnight was diagnosed and died of cancer.  The right photo was taken three weeks after Midnight passed.  The grey shroud of mourning is … Continue reading

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In the Shadows

Sometimes the most humane thing you can do in the face of cancer is nothing. About a month ago, I awoke to feel my 16 year old cat, Shadow, trembling and twitching on the bed beside me. She saw me … Continue reading

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6 Weeks Ago

6 weeks ago we had a healthy 5.5 year old black lab/hound mix named Midnight.  She bounced eagerly in place when I came in the front door, waiting for me to pet her shiny black head and tickle her under … Continue reading

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The Lay Off

With a recent lay off in my family, I started thinking about how similar a lay off is to getting rid of a family pet. Initially the pet is “hired” with high expectations of how he will benefit the company, … Continue reading

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