May Day

She was in the mud puddle. Again. ¬† That was the moment I knew I couldn’t keep her. My dog, Mabel, had been my first baby. She was a gorgeous, high-energy,¬†chocolate¬†labrador retriever we’d adopted when she was 9 weeks old. I stayed up with her as she cried through her first nights, “potty” trained her, […]

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Toenails and Kisses

“Let me see your toes.” “No!” “Oh, come on. Let me just take a look. Hey, your owie is healing. It’s all gone!” My six-year-old daughter has had a bad case of athlete’s foot the past few weeks. Months? I’m not sure. I’d bought her some ointment, taught her to use it, and packed it […]

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