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find the river

January 26, 2006 Rest in peace, River. Everybody loves you.

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a lovely parting gift

I was between Wedding Bitch calls when the phone rang. Sunset Blvd Animal Clinic was calling to let me know that River’s ashes were ready to be picked up at my convenience. I had wondered aloud just the other day … Continue reading

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there’s a new boy in the neighborhood

About a month ago our friend Amy sent us an email, asking if we knew anyone who would take in her dog, Rex. Amy has two toddlers and a stepson occupying the majority of her energy, and Rex wasn’t getting … Continue reading

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untitled

For the past week I’ve been coming to the “Update Journal” page, often staring at it fruitlessly, and sometimes with words clattering about in my head, but lacking the focus to put them into a coherant sentence. Within the grand … Continue reading

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heart to heart and a long goodbye

Yesterday, during a phone call with a friend, I remarked that the people closest to me often come into my life in a way that seems as if they’ve been there all along. It’s hard for me to pinpoint a … Continue reading

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never rest…play, and always be at peace

“Sir, this is a unique dog. He does not live by tooth or fang. He respects the right of cats to be cats although he doesn’t admire them. He turns his steps rather than disturb an earnest caterpillar. His greatest … Continue reading

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spiralling

Please don’t interpret my silence as a lack of appreciation for all the wonderful support that you’ve been throwing my way in comments and emails during this moment that no adjective can describe. (I just deleted several; difficult, troublesome, devestating…none … Continue reading

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bad

I saw the x-rays. We’re looking at a severely enlarged heart, a possible neurological condition, and the smallest windpipe Dr. Young’s ever seen in a dog River’s size, which is the main problem. This is a genetic condition, apparently usually … Continue reading

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when it rains, it pours

I finished my partial manuscript (that’s a funny statement) last night, and I was hoping to proof it and mail it to Alyson today. I’m also trying to mail that painting to its new owner today, too, but River woke … Continue reading

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Feel the Burn: rainy day fun

It’s been raining all day. Even when it stops there’s still a light mist falling from the sky, making for a pretty dreary existence. This is weather that’s not entirely conducive to a dog losing weight, because while he doesn’t … Continue reading

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