Tag Archives: blessings

Learning

Today’s WordPress one-word prompt is Learning. I remember in my clinical year of veterinary school when a professor told me and another group of students that being a veterinarian required a lifetime of learning.  He said it involved learning new … Continue reading

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Memories of My Father

I try not to be sad around Father’s Day, but I am.  I miss my dad.  A lot. Sometimes I pull out old VHS tapes of him and watch them.  They bring a rush of emotions that flood my soul … Continue reading

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Blessed By an Elderly Stranger

When I was a child, I was afraid of old people.  I don’t know where exactly this fear came from and I’m quite sure I hid this fear from my parents, as knowing both my mother and father, they would … Continue reading

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Things I learned in 2014

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is coming to an end very soon.  I thought I would sit down and make a list of what I learned (or relearned) this year.  It’s certainly not a comprehensive list by any means, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Nostalgia

I groggily stumble out of a nice warm bed on a cold Thanksgiving morning.  Yawning wide, I make my way to the kitchen with two hungry kittens on my hills.  Filling their bowls, I talk to them and watch them … Continue reading

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Sending Happy 25th Birthday Wishes To You, Son, with Much Love

Dear Son, How can a mother ever forget the day that her first child, a son, is born?  You came into the world 25 years ago today at 2:18 pm.  I can hardly believe it’s been 25 years.  But I … Continue reading

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A Year of Pet Loss Grief

One year ago today I had to euthanize my geriatric cat that I had for almost  20 years.  A cat I had acquired when he was 8 weeks old and who I loved like a son.  This year of grief … Continue reading

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When Veterinarians Are Faced With Euthanizing Their Own Pets

When I was a neophyte veterinarian, and fresh out of school, the veterinarian I went to work for used to always say that it was good for ALL veterinarians to periodically have to go through the euthanasia process with their … Continue reading

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Things I’m Loving These Days

I haven’t posted in a while.  We’ve moved one son home from college for the summer (one remained on campus to work there).  Another school year has ended.  Why does that always make me so sad?  My twin nieces just … Continue reading

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Anticipating Loss: When Our Beloved Pets Age

A few days ago, I had to take my cat, Bigfoot, to the vet. Whenever people hear me say that, they give me a strange look or ask me WHY I took him to the vet when I AM a … Continue reading

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