Category Archives: Emotional Support Animals

The Only One with Opposable Thumbs

The Only One with Opposable Thumbs    As the only member of the Hooker Horde with opposable thumbs, several jobs fall to me.   I pick up poop, open cans of dog food and pumpkin, cut bags of buffalo flavored … Continue reading

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Sweat pant Saturday with Champagne

Sweat pant Saturday with Champagne, Dogs and Fire 6 September 2014     After eleven days of school that include a 5:00 am wake up call from my iPhone singing Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” it felt juicy and decadent to … Continue reading

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I Have Faith

I Have Faith 2 September 2014   Sometimes I envy those with blind faith. I envy my mother who believes, with her whole heart, that there are three kingdoms in heaven and, if she keeps the covenants she made in … Continue reading

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A Little Help from My Friends

With a Little Help from My Friends   Even though he is not a big Bible reader, over and over, my ex-husband said, “the truth will set you free” from the Book of John. Dwight told me, “When you write, … Continue reading

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Three Important Things in a Home with Dogs

Three Important Things in a Home with Dogs   As far as I’m concerned, a house is not a home without a dog, or dogs.   But, when people without dogs visit, there are three things that are important to … Continue reading

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Patience with Puppy Mill Pups

Patience with Puppy Mill Pups I am not patient. It is not a quality I developed. In fact, I stand by Carrie Fisher’s statement that, “the only problem with instant gratification, is that it takes too damn long.” Last month … Continue reading

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Having Faith

Having Faith   Five letters. Monosyllabic. Still, FAITH is a big word.   It is a noun and means “complete trust or confidence in someone or something.”   The smallest of her litter, my Bernese Mountain Dog was named “Faith.” … Continue reading

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