Tag Archives: Tigger

Helping him die

There was a tiny perfect pin-sized droplet of blood on his leg, vivid and red, alive. He was lying in my lap, motionless. Rob reached over me with a tissue to dab his leg, where the IV had been, and … Continue reading

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Practicing letting go

We are practicing letting go, wondering how we will say good-bye to the magical and anxious little man that follows us from room to room. We are without a map or clear directions on this journey and find ourselves a little … Continue reading

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Love is the focus for today

I’ve been thinking a lot of the things that matter and the legacy I hope to leave behind and the heartbreaking beauty of the world around me. I’ve been thinking of all the questions that wear us out and how … Continue reading

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Dreams do come true. Sometimes it takes a party to realize it.

I had a party last Saturday. My small condo was packed with men and women and I had to strategize the best path to get from one end of my first floor to another. Laughter spilled over glasses of wine … Continue reading

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Nothing extraordinary…just waves galloping over ice and a bit of time travel

I watched waves gallop over the ice at Mills Lake on a late fall hike in Rocky Mountain National Park Friday. I listened to the wind, like giants rolling in the sky, moving so quickly that when I stood up … Continue reading

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Grief and what it can teach us

I just finished a book that caused me to cry, great heaving sobs loud enough to be heard by the neighbors. Let’s Take the Long Way Home, a memoir of friendship written by Gail Caldwell in equal measure broke and … Continue reading

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Paralyzing Protection

Turns out that Tigger’s successful recovery from his surgery five years ago may be somewhat responsible for the pain he is in today. At least, that is the best guess of his chiropractor and vet. Five years ago, Tigger experienced … Continue reading

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