Survival in an Indifferent Universe
#cancer #grief #disaster #god #tragedy My mother, my sister-in-law, my best friend, and my ex-wife died of cancer. Universe Cancer is evil. Like anything else, it wants to thrive. Growth, normally, is regarded as a good. Cancer is uncontrolled growth. It thrives by destroying the cells that support life, love, and thought. Nothing continues to…Read More
Rescue Dogs Can Make Good Pets. Take One Home and Give A Dog Life.
Rescue dogs can make great companions. Most no-kill shelters allow the would-be owner to take a dog home on a trial basis. The same may hold true for county or city sponsored animal control kennels. You can save a dog’s life by looking at animal control kennels, but brace yourself for the encounter. Rescue…Read More
Losing a Pet — Every Owner’s Dread
Losing a pet is painful. I had to give up my dog Jessie. She had lost control of her bowels. We never had any problems during the six years she lived with us as an inside dog. We did not know anything about her history, however, because she was a rescue. The veterinarian estimated her…Read More
Eulogy for Nickie. When We Grieve the Passing of a Pet
#petcate #deathofpet #pet eulogy On Christmas morning, 1990, my wife entered the room with her present for me—Nickie, a beautiful black Persian kitten who lived with us as part of our family for nearly 18 years. He was a wonderful pet. To grieve his passing, I expressed my feelings of loss in a poem. …Read More
Owning a Dog for the First Time. An Adventure Each Day.
#rescuedog #griecingapet #animalshelter #pet #owningadog I was pleased when my wife began to consider owning a dog for the first time. We had always been cat people. She had never owned a dog. But I had fond memories of canine pets when I was a boy. My own children had a mutt that the entire…Read More