In deep conversation

While relaxing in our backyard oasis, I noticed my two girls in deep conversation. They’re so cute together. I love to see their bond. Today’s #OneGoodThing was Mama in deep conversation with Paisley! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 219 of 365. And Day 1,315 in a row…

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…

Getting through another scan

If you or a loved one are living with cancer, you likely have frequent medical imaging to monitor the progression. After 7.5 years of regular MRIs, Mama and I are old pros. Yet today, we both felt some trepidation as Mama’s headaches and cognitive difficulties have worsened lately. We won’t have the official results until…

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…

Keeping me company 

Between my overactive bladder and my Crohn’s Disease, I spend A LOT of time in the bathroom. Fortunately, we have the sweetest dog who likes to stand guard and watch over me while I do my business. Paisley especially likes to sit on my feet; it’s unclear if she’s making sure I don’t move or…

Paisley’s twin

While out running errands today, we met Paisley’s twin! Meet Martin — he’s the adorable Boston terrier wearing the red service dog vest on the right. I always enjoy meeting another Boston devotee, and it was fun to see the two dogs sniff each other out. Today’s #OneGoodThing was meeting Paisley’s doppelgänger. Day 194 of 365.…