Recapping my 2023

On December 31 of 2022, I wrote this post looking forward to 2023. Anyone who has been following me for this year understands how accurate my predictions were for this year. So, 2023 was an absolutely wonderful year for me. Prior to recapping 2023’s highlights, we need to review the bad things that happened this… Continue reading Recapping my 2023

Goodbye Val

Tuesday, July 25 at 7:04 PM we had to say goodbye to Desiree’s second guide dog, Val. Below is my goodbye letter to our beloved Val.

Dear Scorpio

Here, at last, is my letter to Scorpio. I wish it had come sooner, but I haven’t been myself since his death. Suddenly saying goodbye to him and several other things that don’t belong here have kept me from feeling ready to pay the tribute to Scorp I want to pay. Now that I’m slowly… Continue reading Dear Scorpio

Scorpio is Gone

Writing my painful goodbye to our beloved Scorpio, I’m sitting on the floor next to his bed. Trying to best share my feelings about a wonderful friend and our sudden loss, I need to be close to him. Sitting in the place where I sat so often to rub his side just feels right.

Scorpio is Doing Better

Scorpio’s spinal arthritis had been getting worse. Mom and I were really worried when he started having trouble getting on the couch. Sometimes, he would try a couple of times with no success. For the last couple of days, though, he has been doing better.