My dog reacted to something (and it’s fine)

My dog reacted to something (and it’s fine)

As much as I once thought I would like to be, I am not superwoman. For a time, as much as I would have liked to have been able to see every possible trigger and protected my dog from it, I could not. And yet, many months ago, someone told me that I should and as a...
What is “normal” anyway?

What is “normal” anyway?

Looking back, since a young age, I would never have characterized my perfect puppy as “normal.” From the moment I met him, I was exceedingly careful with him. I socialized him carefully, made sure he never felt wrong, and always tried to make him feel safe. I tried to...
I will love you the same

I will love you the same

Music has always been important to me. (Country, Rap, Folk, Pop, Musicals, & Alternative for me — Classical for Oz.) Thanks to a friend, I’ve recently discovered my new song obsession, WILD’s All my life. These lyrics have been particularly resounding in my head...
Let’s talk about expectations

Let’s talk about expectations

Let’s talk about expectations. Now back in Fall of 2017, when I got my new perfect puppy, I don’t like to admit it, but I had a preplanned image of how his life would pan out. (And as much as many of us don’t like to admit it, I think this is pretty common.) My...