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…

Traveling help

Wednesday was a long day for us. Mama and Paisley and I woke up in Venice, Italy, and flew to Chicago and then San Francisco. We couldn’t have done it without the help of at least a dozen people along the way. Many thanks to our dear friend Anna, who met us at our apartment…

We’re going back!

It’s official! We’re going back to our beloved Venice, Italy! And we leave next week! Mama and I have been researching and planning for the last few weeks, but essentially we’ve been packing on faith. We didn’t have flights or an apartment secured until this past week, but we are absolutely thrilled that it’s now…

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…

Paisley’s unbridled joy

We gave Paisley a new bone today and she went crazy! The rest of the world seemed to fade away as she spent two solid hours licking, chewing and devouring. We’ve never seen her so happy — except maybe when she’s licking Mama’s face. Paisley would probably still be gnawing on it if we hadn’t…

Remembering my girl

Today would have been Abby‘s 7th adopted birthday with the Nosy Parker family. I miss her acutely today. It’s raw, like it was right after we lost her. She died in October from brain cancer. We were devastated. Abby was my everything, and I credit her with my survival as a solo caregiver. Abby made every…