Category Archives: achy breaky

tribe, minus one

We lost a member of our tribe a few days ago.  Our dear, sweet tripod cat, Oliver passed away.  Reasons are many, sadness is huge. My 2-year-old is still looking for him, and my 6-year-old is ready to head to … Continue reading

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back to school blues

It’s hard to believe that it’s nearly back-to-school time. The weather here hasn’t exactly been scorching (or even really very warm) so I think I am psychologically still waiting for summer to start.  Regardless, having just enrolled my oldest in … Continue reading

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not closure, but progress…

I have several friends who love animals like I do.  Amanda is one of them. We are both beyond emotional when it comes to animals.  When I told her about Rocky’s death, she immediately started sobbing.  Neither of us could … Continue reading

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heavy hearts

We were dealt quite a blow today. Our dear sweet Rocky passed away, without any warning or symptoms. He bounded out of the house with Martha this morning, per usual.  Grabbing his favorite frisbee and running out into the yard.  … Continue reading

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minimal explanation required

I finally picked up the ashes of our dear little departed Gherkin today and had to face explaining to my near-4-year-old what was in the tiny box. Last month Sophie Jane handled the news of Gherkin’s passing better than I … Continue reading

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homage to the sweet and sour

On Tuesday our cave lost one of its bears.  Gherkin passed away while I rubbed her forehead, having lost her battle with her ailments (of which were many, some undiagnosed). Gherkin was a bit of a paradox, which is why … Continue reading

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