white shoulders and warm love…

white shoulders and warm love…

right now i have the most loving pup ever sleeping sweetly in my lap. he has his paws hooked lightly over my thighs and his head in my lap. he is snoring lightly, completely asleep and trusting while being held by me. every once in a wile there is a twitch or deep...
fear. real and imagined.

fear. real and imagined.

apparently our brains don’t differentiate true I’m-in-danger fear from the my-mind-made-it-up garden variety fear. our bodies feel both as if there is an immediate threat to safety. we hit that fight or flight response and our amygdala — the good old...
… the fragility of life ..

… the fragility of life ..

a short, soft stubble of fresh fur is just beginning to grow back. fur that will cover up the nakedness and vulnerability so easily seen when it was shorn for his surgery. his “soft spot” is showing … “In each of us, there’s a lot of softness, a lot of heart. Touching...