Life Lessons From My Therapy Dog: The Alzheimer’s Unit

We brought Henri home when she was just 7-weeks old. Her big hazel eyes and forever-wagging tail stopped strangers on the street everywhere we went. Very quickly, I realized I had a pretty special little ball of fluff who could instantly brighten somebody’s day. You know those little deals you try to make with God, usually in moments of complete desperation? God, if…

When Does Puppy Stage End?

I love my dog. I miss her when I’m at work, I love taking her on walks, and cuddle time with her is the absolute best. But also? I’m so ready for this puppy stage to be over. She is only three and a half months old so I know we have a long road…

Weekend Highlights

This weekend has been extremely busy! There were big events happening at a major university in my town so the restaurant I work at was shlammed. This particular university is insanely expensive, so the families in town were ready to take their precious college babies to dinner and spend big bucks, woohoo! On nights like…

Bad Ideas During (Extra) Emotional Times

1. Go on a 2-hour mission to find the song that you and your dad will dance to at your wedding 2. Make a big cookie cake knowing full well that you will not have the self control to eat “just a little bit of it” 3. Watch sappy animal videos. Especially the ones where…

The Things They Do Alone

It’s easy to take our spouses for granted. When he has left the toilet seat up again or she ate crackers in bed and left a nice layer of crumbs across the Egyptian cotton sheets (guilty), we can be quick to snap. It’s easy to forget how many men and women would welcome and even laugh at…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted

Anybody who owns a Mac computer knows about Photobooth. It is a program that allows you to distort your image in the webcam and snap pictures. Sure Photobooth is fun for humans, but even more fun to throw your already ugly pets in front of. [Just kidding, I love you Teddy] These are bizarre photos,…