The wisdom of Turtle

Grief is not a process, its not something linear, it has a beginning but no defined middle or end. Advertisements

Required Reading 4 Dog Lovers

If you love dogs, you’ll really enjoy André Alexis prize winning novel Fifteen Dogs. I received it as a Christmas present, but wasn’t in the mood to read it until recently. I’ll warn you parts… Continue reading


I’ve procrastinated this post because I knew it would be one of the most emotionally wrenching to compose.

The Sense Of A Dog – Taste

How a bad habit became perfectly acceptable when I got a dog.

The Sense Of A Dog – Sound

When there is a 70lb dog in your house, there is noise, even when they sleep.

The Sense Of A Dog – Smell and Touch

The first week after Kona passed, each morning started with tears as I sniffed his bed hoping to capture his smell. He was one of those dogs that smelled good, when he didn’t… Continue reading

Scotch & Bicky

Christmas eve a close friend Steven, dropped by, it was unusually warm and sunny. Shortly after, Rick, a neighbour, saw us on the deck and popped in.


One of our cousins is a tarot card reader and when she heard of Kona’s passing, she sent us this. I drew a medicine card to see what Kona wants to tell you: Porcupine… Continue reading

Out Of The Mouth Of Babes

The day Kona left, my sister in law told her two children, aged 9 and 7. Both were sad, but then the younger, Colin said he would make a Minecraft version of Kona dog.… Continue reading

Eulogy For My Shadow

On the morning of the winter solstice, we said farewell to our fur baby Kona. He came into our lives as a puppy mill rescue and left as the heart of our little family.… Continue reading