Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Gentle Storm

Isaac is here.  He is actually lovely.  The rain began this morning around 4:00 with just a whisper, and it has continued like that.  It feels like a benediction.  At the moment the radar map shows a gigantic feathery swirl … Continue reading

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They Played!

Yesterday we had an unscheduled site-swap and meet-and-greet.  The boys had been getting along so well through the door that I got a little too relaxed and left the door open wide enough for Bugsy to slip in. At the … Continue reading

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Meet-and-Greet and Site-Swap

Yesterday Teresa came by and we did a meet-and-greet and site-swap with the boys. But before I get into that, essential news that some might file under Too Much Info – but those who remember what we went through with … Continue reading

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Day Three

What a difference, between introducing Fangie and introducing Barney.  It’s only the morning of the third day Barney’s been here.  No late-night door-excavations, no howling, no hissing – and only two incidents where (sleep-dazed) I wasn’t sure whether Bugsy was … Continue reading

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And Now Barney

Here he was, yesterday, saying goodbye to his foster mom. Mom and Barney were together since March.  Clearly they love each other.  I love mom, too, for keeping my beautiful boy all those months until I showed up. No affection … Continue reading

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Moving

The grief is softening.  It’s no longer dropping me in my tracks, ripping me to shreds.  It is as I had so hoped, even in the worst of it – by breathing, opening my attention, moving very very slowly, dropping … Continue reading

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You Who Know

By a great mercy, the close of the Shiva mourning period for Fangie coincided with the once-monthly meeting of a group of friends who practice Nonviolent Communication. So these stalwart like-minded souls helped me say goodbye to my dear little … Continue reading

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