Monthly Archives: February 2014

Lessons in the storm

It’s been an interesting almost-week since Mocha died. Death can crack you wide open, exposing you to all kinds of thoughts, feelings, lessons, challenges – as turbulent and inevitable as the storms rolling through Northern California. One thing I realized … Continue reading

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In the hours afterward

I just finished cleaning out the bathroom that was Mocha’s home since her December stroke, because I’m not much good for desk work right now. The house seems empty and silent without her puckish spirit in all corners. I am … Continue reading

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Helping a sweet friend let go

After sinking her claws into life following her Christmas stroke, Mocha has been loosening her grip. In the last five days, her internal fire has dimmed to a pilot light, and she is lost in the strange haze of end … Continue reading

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