Getting creative in the kitchen

Getting creative in the kitchen

This past week, a friend described me as “artistic.” Another friend said I’m “crafty.” I don’t see myself as either. I don’t have a natural artistic talent, like drawing or painting or sculpture. And I really don’t think...
Emotional Support Dog goes to college

Emotional Support Dog goes to college

We have always joked that Cooper is such a smart and hard-working dog, that he really needs a job. And this past weekend, he finally got to go to work. We decided to take him to visit his big brother at college. Andrew has been longing to see Cooper, and it was his...
Seeing what’s right in front of me

Seeing what’s right in front of me

Earlier this week, I experienced a traumatic moment with my puppers that was like nothing I’ve been through so far as a dog mom. Most days, Cooper and I meet up with another dog and her mom to play in a large open area near our homes. The two dogs have a similar...
Breaking through the barrier

Breaking through the barrier

I’ve now worked at my “new”-ish job for a year. I’ve reached a strange point in my existence in which my pre-pandemic experience is starting to become less than my current reality. More than half of the past year – seven out of the 12 months –...