My dogs are aging: Ottie, at 14, is getting deaf, has cataracts and crippling arthritis; Portia, at 10, is battling with an auto-immune disease. I know my time with them is getting shorter and shorter. Yet, they soldier on. They cherish shorter walks, basking in the sun on winter days and sleeping next to me.
Category: Things We Love
While most of the country has been in the grip of a ridiculously cold spell, winter has bypassed Southern California altogether. My winter wardrobe is languishing. My galoshes are on an extended vacation. Oh well. I am enjoying the beach – haven’t worn a bikini yet but many people have, with just cause.
As I shuttle from my job at the hospital to my dog’s sickbed, I feel I am in caregiver mode 24/7. Internet, books and my beloved New Yorker are my distractions at the moment, as I am not roaming far from home, to make sure Portia has someone next to her at all times. Here are some things sofagirl sent me, and others I happened upon, that caught my imagination.