Dear Diary

Dear Diary, Some Really Big Things have happened here. One day Jack left to go for a ride in the car. But He Didn’t Come Home. Mom cried a whole lot. I Licked Her And She Let Me!!!!! That Very Same Day, I lost my collar. She said, “Where is Your collar? Did Jack take […]

Broken Wide Open

As soon as we laid eyes on you Our hearts rushed in, unprotected, Held captive by you With your bright, smiling eyes. Even with your hair grown long Like a Highland cow Those brown, trusting eyes, “They’re under there somewhere,” Reflected love. Unconditional love, We fed you, watched you grow, Cheered your every milestone, Forgave […]

Over the Rainbow Bridge

Hi friends. I’m sorry to give you some bad news. Jack was feeling sick over the last week with what we thought was tooth pain. Unfortunately it was an aggressive cancer that had invaded his lymph nodes, chest cavity, and abdominal area. It had attached to the spleen and spine. He was declining rapidly over […]

Contemplation

“Ride in the car?” she said. Mom put me in the car. Arya stayed home. I was so excited. When the car stopped, We were at The Vet’s. I didn’t want to go inside. There were sounds and smells I did not like. We waited a long time. I got two shots. (And lots of […]

Watching the Sunset

Last night After dinner We went outside To sniff the wind And listen to The getting-dark sounds. There was a new dog Roaming around Behind our woods. And that raccoon from last month Came by again. This morning we heard an owl Calling before sunrise. Arya was worried. I wondered if We would hear it […]

To Whom It May Concern (Mom)

To Whom It May Concern (Mom): It has rained ALL WEEK. And now you are on That Exercise Machine … AGAIN. We would have been happy to keep walking this evening instead of Taking Another Nap. Love, Arya and Jack