My Final Day

April 8, 2015
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My Final Day

The two days since my diagnosis flew by. My people never left my side and let me eat all manner of treats. For some reason my appetite did not fail me, so the treats were a welcome distraction. People came to say goodbye. My special friend Carol came with a sack of burgers from...
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In My Own Words

April 6, 2015
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In My Own Words

By the time you read this I will be dead. I have only two days of life in my physical form remaining and much to do before I go. I always knew this day would come. I knew that at a moment when I felt most alive I would be summoned, called to cross...
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Troubling Thoughts

March 21, 2015
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Troubling Thoughts

It’s been almost two months since Mama left us. I miss her wild and quiet ways. She moved like a coyote and always had a far away look in her eyes. The day after Mama died we learned that Shiloh has a cancer that will take her life. How can that be? It’s like...
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Mama We Miss You

February 1, 2015
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Mama We Miss You

Mama was special and wild. I think she was part coyote. She had strange ways but she was very gentle. For some reason Mama liked me and always sniffed me to make sure that I was okay. At first I thought it was kinda strange, but then I got used to it. We all...
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I’m Alone Now

January 24, 2015
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I’m Alone Now

My mother died three days ago. I knew she had to go. She was weak and confused and didn’t want her food. I looked out for her as best I could. I licked her ears to let her know I was close and ran to her when she fell down. I was with my...
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I’m Okay Now

January 22, 2015
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I’m Okay Now

It doesn’t hurt to die. Really it doesn’t. I just felt a little sting when the sedative went in. My mom had her arms around me for support and I slowly fell asleep on my feet. Mom helped me lie down on a pile of soft blankets. Shiloh lay down next to me. We...
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Before I Go

January 21, 2015
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Before I Go

I should not have waited so long to speak of what is in my heart. But the end has come upon me quickly and I struggle to give voice to feelings that overwhelm me. To many I am an old scared dog barely worth a second glance. To my family I am precious. My...
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I am Gone

June 20, 2014
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I am Gone

I crossed the rainbow bridge early this week when my physical body failed me. My people wept as they wished me godspeed. I was already focused on the road ahead, so I barely noticed the vet who so gently helped me on my way. I had been in ill health for several months. I...
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Me and My Baby

June 1, 2014
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Me and My Baby

No matter how bad things got, I always had my baby. They took everything else away from me except for Shiloh and my will to live. But in the end Shiloh and I both survived and began our new life at Asherpark. My background is complicated. There’s definitely a coyote in my lineage. Just...
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When The Barking Stopped

May 25, 2014
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When The Barking Stopped

I’m not sure exactly what turned our barks silent. Maybe it was the constant stress of Tess wanting to kill Shiloh. Maybe it was because Mom was so disappointed how things turned out. Or maybe there just wasn’t a lot of fun stuff to bark about for a while. Me and mom knew we’d...
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