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Unfinished Business

November 29th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!I might have mentioned it before but I didn’t believe in love at first sight until that Christmas eight years ago when Catie sat on the mat by the front door with a big red satin bow around her neck, and placidly surveyed her new domain. […]

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Catie got her wings today

June 2nd, 2011 · 32 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Catie’s journey ended today. I’m struggling to write these words because the weight of this sorrow has me down on my knees. We’ll grieve today. And tomorrow. And for some time after that. If I didn’t believe it would get better, I wouldn’t get out of […]

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Dog Daze at the Park

May 16th, 2011 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

We celebrated Catie’s 16-month ampuversary hard, all weekend, with copious treats (we never did get around to the green beans, I’m sorry to say). Catie was in pretty good form on Saturday, despite a healthy gusty wind. Some running, some stick chewing, some smiley faces. Some ball throwing and retrieving for Riley. I’m putting Catie’s […]

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And so it goes…

May 11th, 2011 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

The last several months were relentlessly gray and cold, but, finally, the snow is gone. It lingered until well past the middle of April. But, like it does every year, spring is finally here. The trees are anxious to bud. Gardeners are anxious to plant. A wicked wind whips the wind chimes outside my kitchen […]

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Winter woes – The Riley Files

February 27th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Over the last while, a typical day starts like this: mom comes downstairs. She feeds Catie and me, lets us out, lets us in. She has the Weather Network as an app on her phone and she scrunches up her face to read the tiny screen.  She says: S**T #@$%#, and stomps uptstairs to get […]

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January 13 2011 – Catie’s One-Year Ampuversary

January 12th, 2011 · 16 Comments · Uncategorized

The Eve of Catie’s Surgery – January 12 2010 …Even if I forget sometimes, Catie and Riley have taught me that each day, each moment is a gift; that we humans would be wise to treat all our loved ones with the same delight and tail-wagging enthusiasm whenever we see one another; that money is just […]

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A Birthday – The Riley Files

December 22nd, 2010 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

Once upon a time, specifically on this date six years ago, in a cold frozen land way up north — where winter lasts at least six to eight months of the year and human families gather in cosy close huddles around dinner tables that sag with dishes of comforting calorie-loaded carbohydrates; and the weather channel, […]

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Celebrating Eleven Months!

December 13th, 2010 · 14 Comments · Uncategorized

And that just about says it all – what a long way we’ve all come! HAPPY AMPUVERSARY, CATIE!!

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THANK YOU TO COMET, GE’LENA and GRANNY KAY

December 6th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

A surprise package on a Sunday afternoon with a birthday present for Catie’s 7th and Riley’s upcoming 6th. Bewildered but overwhelming gratitude. And some tears. I have no words. They all seem pathetically inept. The pictures will have to suffice. Thank you, Cometdog (and the lock of hair was too precious). Thank you, Ge’Lena. And […]

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Bells, Baubles and Boots – The Riley Files

December 1st, 2010 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

It’s another one of Catie’s peculiar quirks that she likes to chase her tail. She’s had it for seven years and yet she’s still sometimes surprised it’s there and spins around and around trying to grab it. She’s doing that right now, in front of the pretend tree mom and dad put up in the […]

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