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Saying Good-Bye to a Dear Friend

The time had come. My husband, Steve, and I sat curled with Wallace, our Basenji, on the exam room floor at the vet’s office. Wallace had walked with us as a faithful companion for almost sixteen years. We’d waited. Oh, we’d waited, perhaps for almost too long, as his decline, once slow and steady, accelerated ...continue reading

Aspen and the Great Morning Caper

Today, I want to cede the floor to Aspen, our red and white basenji, otherwise known as Sweet Thang, as she describes yesterday morning’s misadventures from her point of view. 0230 hours:  Mom awakens and rises to take some aspirin because she’s not feeling well.  I, who have been sleeping on top of the covers, ...continue reading