AbbyTheBoston

Premature Isolation of a Young Caregiver

Mama Jude and Me (20-something years ago) I turned 30 this past April, something I find myself embarrassingly admitting lately. It’s what I find most isolating about being a young caregiver ― the young part. It seems most everyone else I meet caring for a parent is about 20 years […]

Mama’s Last Wish

The 3 of Us (taken just weeks before Mama’s diagnosis last year) A year ago, my sweet mama had brain surgery. It was one of the scariest days of my life, to come that near to losing my only close family and my lifelong best friend. I am still struggling […]

Rescue Dog Has Healing Powers

Happy Birthday Abby! Two years ago this New Year’s, I adopted a Boston Bull Terrier (perhaps some Pug?) dog from Wonder Dog Rescue in San Francisco. We met on a sunny afternoon in the Mission District. Her tongue perpetually hung out to the side and we simply took to each […]

The Cadbury Thief

Abby, my sweet-natured and sneaky Boston Pug, apparently thinks she’s the new Cadbury bunny. In the dead of the night last spring, Abby crept out of bed and stole the last of the Cadbury creme eggs (that’s how I learned how high she could jump). The forensics gave her away […]