Earrings, Earrings and More Earrings

I don’t know about the day you had your ears pierced, but I remember the sting of the gun as the gold stud made a permanent puncture in my six-year-old ears. I can only imagine the tears that flowed. I may date myself here, but do you remember the Piercing Pagoda, the kiosks in the mall that [...]

Living Outside Your Comfort Zone

It hasn’t always come easy, doing things that push the boundaries of what I’m used to doing. Getting out of my routine and taking the initiative to do something different for sake of, well, doing something different and out of the norm, is more foreign than it is familiar. It seemed that [...]

My Favorite Holiday

Snickers, M&M’s, Kit Kat Bars, oh my! You guessed it, my favorite holiday is Halloween. Now hold up, before you get all sideways with me about this holiday. I have fond memories of this super holiday surrounding more than the candy. Before Halloween, my Mimi would take me on a shopping [...]

What I Know For Sure

I’m really excited and nervous at the same time to embark on this writing journey for 31 days. As you can see I haven’t written here in a very long time. When it’s come to writing for the love of it or writing to share my heart, the past eight to twelve months have been like [...]

Day 8: 5 Things To Know Before Getting A Puppy

Getting a puppy is like having a baby, only there is no birthing process. Can I tell you more? Having a puppy will bring you tremendous joy and angst at the same time. When they’re sick, you worry until all is well. You will experience a feeling of great helplessness when something is off and [...]

Day 6: Facing Curbside Fears

She has a bold and adventurous spirit and is rarely timid, but being just six months old she can be a little skittish especially when it comes to unknown territory. Scout loves to take long walks through the neighborhood and true to the beagle breed she’ll get her nose to the ground and walk [...]

Day 5: My Pup’s Top 10 Favorite Things

Scout is the first puppy I’ve ever had. She loves to play and she loves toys. But more than anything, she loves to eat. And, being a beagle, she’ll eat anything. It’s kind of like what I think it’d be like having a two-year-old! Scout the beagle’s top ten favorite things: 1.Crushed [...]

Day 3: But, I’m Not A Dog Person

It was October and a beautiful day in Austin, Texas, when a friend of mine and I decided we’d head to Dogtoberfest and enjoy a glass of wine at my favorite restaurant. She brought her beautiful golden retriever, because, well it was a Dog Fest. And me, not being a dog person, managed [...]

Day 2: True Love Found at Buc-ee’s

I lost her just five months ago. She had first been diagnosed with pneumonia, and then days later the news came that she had lung cancer. Lung cancer in dogs is rare, just 1% of dogs will be diagnosed. She was a rescue beagle. A sweet, gentle, loving, mild beagle named Skylar with brown eyes as big [...]

Write 31 Days: Reflections of a Dog Mom

Welcome to my Write 31 Days page of 2017. This is my third year to participate in the daily writing challenge. And, a challenge it will be. I struggled to come up with my theme this year and to be honest, I’m not certain I have 31 days in me. But I’m going to give it go! In the [...]
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