Warning: There are some very raw emotions on this blog post that deal with Toby’s death. Today is exactly six months since Toby passed away. Six months since I watched him die right in front of me in the bed I placed him in on my Dad’s kitchen floor. It feels like it was yesterday.… Continue reading Six Months Later ….
Okay, my headline is a little exaggerated. We don’t live in a frozen tundra, but the past week sure has felt like one! It’s been very, very cold – single digit temperatures, below zero wind chills and a bitter cold that I haven’t felt in a really long time. Of course, that means two very… Continue reading Brrr! Living in a Frozen Tundra
Happy New Year, friends! We have been a little quiet on social media the past week or so, because it’s been a bit of a tough holiday season for me. It’s the first set of holidays without Toby, but it’s also Bear’s first set of holidays. Well, at least his first set of holidays with… Continue reading Hello, 2018!
A Rescue Dog’s Holiday Tale By Maddux Maskaly T’was the night before Puppy Bowl, and I was a wreck. I figured all I’d get that Christmas was coal, while all the other puppies got a house with a deck. I did have some hope, that someone would pick me up and call me… Continue reading A Rescue Dog’s Holiday Tale
Tomorrow, December 4, would have been Toby’s 10th birthday. I honestly don’t even know what to write right now. It’s almost three months since he passed away and some days it seems like it happened yesterday, and other days it feels like it was an eternity ago. Despite putting words on a paper for a… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Toby
It’s that time of year everyone takes some time to say what they are thankful, and while I feel that we should be thankful all year, and wouldn’t jump on this ‘what I’m thankful for’ bandwagon, I am going to take a few moments to do just that. Because, let’s be honest, while 2017 has… Continue reading What We Are Thankful for this Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving weekend 2016.Yes, you read that correctly. I was going through my draft posts, because apparently started a lot of draft posts by uploading photos to the blog, but either never wrote anything to go along with those photos, or I started, but never finished. This was one of those posts that had all the… Continue reading Thanksgiving Weekend 2016 (yes, last year)
For some reason this weekend was tough for me. Maybe it was because my Dad has been at my house for a month while I was at his house for month, and he came home Saturday. Maybe, because it was rainy and all my plans got ruined. Maybe, because it will be a month since… Continue reading It’s Normal to Not Be Okay Sometimes
I just started writing some of the things going on in my head …. Toby I miss Toby. The morning he died sometimes haunts me, and replays in my head a lot. And, I’m going to guess that it’s not going to get out of my head anytime soon given the fact that my great-grandmother… Continue reading Random Thoughts
Just over a month ago, Sept. 3, I got something I have always wanted – a tattoo of Toby’s actual paw print. I have wanted this for as long as I could remember. My problem was that I didn’t know where I wanted it, and I didn’t know exactly when I wanted to get it.… Continue reading My Dog’s Paw Print Tattoo