Monthly Archives: January 2016

January 4, 2016

Muffin’s New Year’s Resolutions

  What’s this about New Year’s Resolutions? And why should I care? Yesterday I heard my CGs (that would be my Caregivers, those strange two-leggers that put food in my bowl and take me and Stupid Shadow for walks) talking about Resolutions. They seem to be kind of like promises to do something that they’ve […]

January 3, 2016

The Blessings of Children

Barren or Blessed?           During a sermon just before Christmas, our pastor spoke about Elizabeth, the elderly wife of Zacharias and cousin to Mary, mother of Jesus. He focused on the Gospel of Luke in which Zacharias is told that Elizabeth has become pregnant and will give birth to John the Baptist. “The Lord has […]

January 2, 2016

Muffin’s mis-Adventures

Life with this family is always exciting. Sometimes it is downright terrifying. Every morning when we go for our walk across the street in the place with all the houses, I get to meet other dogs. Some are big dogs too fat and lazy to even move out of their front yards. I bark at […]

January 1, 2016

On Death, Dying and Hope for the Future

The future is always with us but never more so than on New Years’ Day.            Yesterday, my cousin sent me the YouTube clip on neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi of Stanford University. He was in the middle of his residency when he learned he had cancer. He completed his medical degree and then passed away after […]