Adorable neighborhood watchdog

Upon my return home from the pharmacy this afternoon, this funny little face surprised me in the window. Paisley is sitting on the back of the couch, looking out the window between the two new Amaryllis stalks growing from our wax-covered bulbs. Her look of reproach makes me giggle. I love being greeted by this…

A double cuddle day

Paisley is a bed hog whose preferred cuddling style could best be described as dog butt in your face. But today I got super lucky and she graced me with two proper cuddles, this one pictured and an afternoon nap on top of me. I think she sensed my stress headache, and once she stopped…

Warmth against my back

My head has been killing me today; so after giving breakfast and meds to my girls, I went back to bed. Mama also has a terrible headache that won’t quit. Paisley has been on double duty, going back and forth between our rooms to check on us. Oftentimes when I’m under her watch, she just…

3 years of good things

Today marks the end of three years of writing about one good thing every day. They’ve not been a great three years of my life. In fact, they’ve been quite trying. Some days I’ve been filled with despair, but focusing on finding a shred of goodness in each day has helped me survive and cope.…

The day we struck gold

Today is the two-year anniversary of Paisley’s adoption. Mama and I absolutely adore her, falling more in love with each snore and waddle. We feel deeply grateful this spunky, loving girl is part of our family. Paisley celebrated with a special dog cookie and lots of cuddles! Mama and I also both got our hair…

Angels in our adventures

Mama and I went on an adventure to San Francisco today, because we wanted to see the Rube Goldberg exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. We’ve been looking forward to this day trip for weeks, though we nearly had to postpone, as I wasn’t feeling well last night. Having grown up learning about Rube Goldberg’s…

Insistent companion

I’ve been spending more time on the cold bathroom floor lately as my Crohn’s Disease has been flaring. I was quietly miserable in the bathroom earlier today, when suddenly Paisley forcefully pushed open the closed door and took up her role as goofy watchdog. This funny, yoga-like pose is one of Paisley’s favorites and it…