Month: August 2018

How animals grieve

Phoofie has always been odd. He made it a personal mission to clean pack members over the years if they were anywhere receptive or patient about humouring this quirk. When Nemo was very young, Phoofie attempted to clean the big guy’s face, and whether…

Job opening: Bird Chaser

Nemo took ridding the docks of messy birds pretty seriously. No boater diligently spends hours cleaning his prized boat to get ready for guests and then wants his family to walk down the dock and climb in after traipsing through gobs of bird poop,…

Nemo shrine

My Big Black Dog’s box is in its place of honor on my desk. I realized that with his ashes and all the photos around (yes, there are more than just shown here), the only thing my dog shrine is missing is a candle.

Sparky adds to feather collection

Little Black Dog did better with his evening walk this time. We got all the way down to the fuel dock where he found a large black feather…. and then decided the walk was finished and took his feather home. A walk across the…

Sparky steps up

Well, since Nemo has passed away, it has become apparent that it is necessary for someone to step up and take walks over to the boats and watch the sunset with me at night. So, Sparky has volunteered to step up. We’re taking it…

Dog hugs couldn’t fix everything

Whenever he did not feel good or was afraid of thunder or a flying insect, Nemo would come running to me for a dog hug. If I didn’t feel well or he sensed I was upset, he came and offered a dog hug. On…

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