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Monday, June 30, 2008

Please help BONES, if you can

I just found out about a great program that benefits the Beagles of New England States (BONES). If you save your Shaw's or Star Market receipts and send them to BONES, they can turn the receipts in and get a cash donation for their charity.

We adopted Watson from BONES in 2005. I can personally attest to the great job they do of rescuing and fostering beagles. Please help them if you can.

More information on the program, including where to send your receipts, can be found here:

Friday, June 27, 2008

Sometimes I am glad I write things down...

I am not good at keeping a diary. I never have and probably never will. Blogging is the closest I have ever come to keeping a diary of some sort. But sometimes I am glad I write things down (as in, paper and pen). I am cleaning my office today and came across my old day planner pages from 2007. I had taken them out of the binder and tucked them away on a bookshelf.

I was just leafing through the pages to make sure there wasn't anything important tucked into the pile when I opened it to July 2007, the height of Watson's sickness. I don't remember much from that time except faint impressions of panic and sadness, of hope and praying for a miracle. But looking at those pages reminded me that I somehow went on living despite the horror that was happening to his body.

I saw a movie (Bourne Identity), I went to the farmer's market, I made phone calls to people... yet I must have been sleepwalking because I can't remember any of it. Those pages remind me that I still put on my normal face and interacted with people, that most had no idea how sad or mad or distraught I was over Watson's cancer.

I am not sure what is the point of this post. Maybe you do. Maybe I am sleepwalking again.... but the well of emotion is open again. Just by looking at some calendar pages that had been forgotten.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

How to find a lost dog

With the summer here and the upcoming July 4th holiday, everyone - pets included - will be spending more time outside. I thought it would be good to post this link: "How to find a lost dog". While basic, it is a good review on what to do.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A week at "camp"

Waldo spent the past week at "camp", also known as boarding and daycare, while we were away on a business trip. He came home exhausted (great since we were too!) and I think he's still trying to recover. There has been an awful lots of napping around here...

Besides the trip away from home, life has been quiet. Waldo spends time outside in the yard each day while I tend to the gardens. Life is good.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Summertime and the living is easy

Day 4 of a heat wave and the pets are hot! We are camped out under the A/C and 2 fans trying to keep cool. Waldo is getting a steady stream of ice cubes, while Peanut has figured out that if she sits on the arm of the couch, she can feel a nice breeze coming out of the window A/C. Smart girl....

We are celebrating two, yes TWO, birthdays today. My niece Lauren turns 8 and Waldo turns 2 today. Before I knew we were getting the hot weather, I had planned to bake him a cake today. Considering it will reach 94 degrees F, I will run to the market to get him some Frosty Paws instead!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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