Memories

Today marks three years since my dad passed away suddenly of a heart attack.I know; depressing, right? My sister and I have been talking all week about how down we've felt, and how we always start to feel sad this time of year.To add insult to injury, Sunday was the two year anniversary of my [...]

A Charlie tribute

Today marks one year since my darling Charlie passed away. To honor his life of love, here's a tribute:Three times is bestAll dogs are different,But Charlie is unique--Though not in the way you might think.He hasn't led a dog sled team to victory,He didn't swim across a great sea,He never helped  a fireman,To put out [...]

A boy and his dogs

This April will mark one year since my Charlie died. As a family, we've had a lot of adjustments to make. It hasn't been easy on our other two dogs, either. Charlie was the leader of their pack. Gradually we're all adapting. Since Charlie would scratch on the door when any one of them wanted [...]

No-watch list

It's been 4 months since my Charlie passed away, and I'm still missing him and grieving. Typically when life turns dark, I pop in a Disney movie for a bit of encouragement. But losing Charlie means many Disney films are off limits, for various reasons. Here are the movies I can't watch:- The Lion King: [...]

Charlie the Magnificent

On April 12, 2013, my dear friend and companion of ten years went to heaven. His name is Charlie. He is so awesome that even though he's gone, he will always be spoken of in present tense (that's an English teacher for you!). He's so amazing that he inspired my (yet unpublished) children's book series [...]