About a week ago our old friend Teej finally set aside the troubles of daily life. He was 21 years old and his body just wore out. We will miss our venerable companion.
Jenny: A profile in Gentle Living
In 2005 my life intersected with a remarkable young woman from Barcelona Spain. I am delighted to profile Jenny Berengueras and her ongoing contributions to enhancing life on our planet for all creatures.
We said our final goodbye to Ricco. Kidney failure took him from us on the day before his 19th birthday. Of all the cats who have ever graced our lives, this boy was the most …
Laura: A Profile in Gentle Living
Laura discovered her gentle passion early in life. She’s dedicated life and livelihood to the care of the loyal companions who grace so many of our lives.
Alistair: A Profile in Gentle Living
I admire Alistair; he’s found his way to a fulfilling, gentle life. He doesn’t look forward with anticipation or backwards with regret.
Ashes to the Universe
“Old friends cannot be created out of hand… For years we plant the seed, we feel ourselves rich; and then come other years when time does its work and our plantation is made sparse and …
Tranquil the Whole Day Through
Our casita here in Mairena has a south facing terrace. It’s a pleasant place. I especially enjoy watching as clouds across the valley arise, linger for a while, and then fade. The quiet spectacle always …
A Life Well Lived: Lizzie, the Best Dog Ever
It’s been two weeks since our Lizzie returned to the universe. She played like a puppy on Friday. Saturday the grand mal seizures began. She never recovered. Lizzie was in her thirteenth year. I totally …
We Pause a Moment When Old Pets Die
Our home is diminished. Death’s shade has me observing our surviving pets a little more closely and appreciating each we have together.