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Old dog, new tricks

Dakota gets his 3rd chance at age 9

Old dog, new tricks

Entries Tagged as 'milestones'

Can we have an ampuversary without you?

February 10th, 2013 · 5 Comments · ampuversaries, Life without you, milestones

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Tomorrow is the 2-year milepost on our journey. I have been thinking about it for easily a month, knowing I wanted to write about it here but not really knowing how. I trusted that the words would arrive when the day did, but they really haven’t. […]

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Dear Dakota,

December 21st, 2012 · 9 Comments · Life without you, milestones

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!It’s very late and I should be asleep. Instead, I lay in bed thinking of you and how you left us so very quickly. I was not ready. I’m not sure you were, either, regardless of what others may think. I believe you were very tired […]

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A frank, PG-13 rated letter to Dakota’s original owner

February 14th, 2012 · 21 Comments · milestones

I am writing instead of Dakota this time. Today is Dakota’s 10th birthday, which got me to thinking about baby Dakota. I’mĀ imaginingĀ him as a tiny puppy, fuzzy and helpless. And it pisses me off. So I want to write a letter to whoever was in charge when Dakota was born. Dear Asshole, About this time […]

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Well poop…missed my ampuversary!

August 20th, 2011 · 8 Comments · hopping along, just fun, milestones, Uncategorized

I think I may move out. My Woman has been way too distracted lately and she just told me tonight that we missed my 6-month ampuversary! Doggone it, that’s not right. She seems rather casual about it too. When she told me and I started to cry a little, she told me to buck up […]

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Ampuversary Poem (thoughts one month out)

March 11th, 2011 · 3 Comments · milestones

Lost, scared, alone You found me, against all odds You sat in the road and cried with me Then there came anger at the Others who put me there And made me what I was. A long ride, a long rest, newness all around What is this? This is home, and love, and always. Now […]

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