Goodbye, Roo.

A lot has happened since my last check-in. On Sunday we said goodbye to our cat Roo, who’d been with us 15 years. We watched her grow from a feisty kitten who was always getting into one misadventure after another to a feisty old lady who kept the entire house in line. Goodbye, sweet Roo. […]

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A Window into My World

It’s turning out not to be the best of days for insightful blogging. We’re having new windows installed (much-needed, too, as the cold days of winter grip us!), so my house is a flurry of activity. And, on a sadder note, it appears my 14-year-old cat, Roo, is having seizures, so I’ve already made one […]

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Back after a blogging break

Long time, no blog. I apologize for the blogging hiatus. The month of January and the beginning of February were, well, crazy. To summarize: First, the semester started, and I poured myself into class prep. I’m still putting a lot of energy into teaching this class, and I don’t see that changing this semester. So […]

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Sunday ROW80 check-in

For those of you who saw my post on Wednesday, my dog, Angel, is back at home after spending a few days on an IV at the vet’s office. She seems to have improved and has a follow-up check-up tomorrow. Thank you to everyone for all of the well wishes and positive energy you sent […]

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Midweek ROW80 check-in

It has been a hectic and anxiety-provoking week in my household. Since Monday, our 15-year-old beagle, Angel, has been at the vet’s office on an IV. Her liver values aren’t very good and she’s having problems with her gallbladder and one of her kidneys. So, much of my time has been spent in vet’s offices. […]

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Cats, dogs, & tarot cards—plus a Sunday #ROW80 check-in

I’m the midst of a flurry of spring cleaning, so I will keep this post short, sweet, and to the point. In case you need some Sunday inspiration, here’s a photo of two of my lovely pets that pretty much sums up my life. (Seriously, all that’s missing is a garden, a romance novel, and […]

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Adventures in Animal Fostering

A few years ago, after making friends with some fellow animal-lovers at the dog park, I decided to get back into animal rescue. It was something I had done during college, but fallen out of once I moved from PA to Virginia. Animal fostering—temporarily caring for rescued animals until they’re placed in a new home—sounded […]

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