Dear Friends and Family, As you all know, when Henry died this past year I was heartbroken. But the Dog Gods had a certain someone in mind to help me out. Her name is Goldie, and I adopted her on May 31. She is attentive, smart and cuddly, and has been learning tasks to assist…Read more Goldie and I will be Strutting at “Strut Your Mutt” in LA on Oct 20…
Many thanks to all of you for your kind words and prayers last week when I was so ill. I'm getting my strength back and everything is ticketyboo. I've been working on the Valentine's Day version of Mr. & Ms. Three-Toed sloth. Even though I have a few more toes and fingers than my sloth friends, I…Read more Sloth Love
When I woke up last Wednesday, I felt a little queasy, which is not unusual for me. But after 15 minutes, the queasiness escalated, and by the time I fed the dogs, there was a burning fluid rushing from my stomach to my throat. I couldn't hold it in. It splattered out of my mouth and…Read more Good-bye 2017!
http://www.theUSreview.com/reviews/Giving-Paws-by-Martha-L-Thompson.html Giving Paws: Having a Service Dog for a Hidden Disability by Martha L. Thompson Koehler Books reviewed by Dylan Ward "What I did not anticipate were all the other challenges that came with having a four-footed assistant by my side." After her father’s death in a car crash, Martha sinks into a dark…Read more US Review of Books for Giving Paws
I'm not in the habit of writing about my husband here because it's a blog about my challenges, not his, but I want to share some joyful news. If you're a Dodger fan, last night was upsetting, but something happened during the game that brought some well-deserved happiness to my dear husband, Don. Don learned…Read more Thank you Joe Buck
Last Thursday I went to my volunteer job at the hospital, but I never made it home. Two months ago I had a surgery to remove a 7 year old central line catheter from the right side of my chest that had gotten clotted. Shortly thereafter I had a second surgery to have a new…Read more A Sudden Change in Plans
With all the excitement from my book coming out, I should be dancing little jigs and feeling content, right? Don't get me wrong, I'm ultra grateful for all the positive feedback from my kind readers, and I do feel a sense of accomplishment, but my brain chemistry has two settings: 1) totally elated - "manicky,"…Read more “Pins and needles” and yarn and felt. My favorite anti-anxiety “meds.”