Time to Take Up the Leash Again: Part II

I decided to post our exciting news on Mother’s Day because I am about to become a mother again. I know what you are saying: “At her age?” (either with a healthy dose of skepticism or rolling your eyes and laughing hysterically). Let me tell you the backstory. In March of 2019, our precious Archie, […]

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Meet Cali: Our Newest Family Member

The invitation was for dinner and a “surprise.” We approached the front door of our son Chris and his wife, Marlene’s, home and heard an unusual sound—barking!  “They did it!” I said to my husband, John, excitedly.  “Finally,” he responded with feeling.  The door opened, and running excitedly around the whole family’s feet was Cali, […]

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Time to Pick Up the Leash Again

I was sitting in the backseat as our friend Mike wove his truck through the orange-and-red-hued mountains of Utah. John was riding in the front passenger seat. In my lap was my newest canine friend, Rusty, a Jack Russell terrier of a certain age. Because of his color and size, Rusty is a poignant reminder […]

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