Sunday, May 30, 2021
We lost our beloved Rhett Redbone. He gave us so much love from the first day with his wonderful crooked tooth smile. Rhett you are one of a kind and we are missing you. He had a good death but heartbreaking from Lymphoma.
I learned early one of the myths of loss: "replace the loss." "Next week we will get a new dog." After my grandfather died my parents got me a pony. After another loss another dog. Often after loss or hardship, my go to was to add another animal to my crew. At one point in my life I had 3 cats (Sashie, Smokey, & Pete), 2 large dogs (Max & Loki), 2 birds (Mister and Miss), 3 fish tanks, and pair of frogs. I love my animals and learning good husbandry skills.
Max and Loki were wonderful friends and companions for 17 years. Without them, I'm not sure I would have made through my grief journey after my immediate families deaths. Walking and caring for them kept me going. After losing Max and Loki, I began fostering dogs because I missed them. To date, I have fostered 11 dogs and have kept three: Tess, Rhett, and Rusty. After Rhett's death I started fostering again... as to keep from getting another dog, yet, give some of the love for Rhett to someone else's something special dog.
I've taken a break from working with grievers to take a breath and work on the tools I give to others for myself. In this time of great loss and grief, self-care should include evaluating the tools you have on board to be resilient.
Thank you to Creswell Veterinarian Hospital
for all your support, advice, and shoulder to cry on.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Megan Malone and I will be facilitating a panel on Equity and Culture...
Stop by and meet these wonderful panelists!
This is your link!
Sunday, January 3, 2021
ONE - Mixed media Collage $200
TWO - Mixed media Collage $200
THREE - Mixed media Collage $200
FOUR - Mixed media Collage $200
FIVE - Mixed media Collage $200
SIX - Mixed media Collage $200
SEVEN- Mixed media Collage $200
EIGHT- Mixed media Collage $200
NINE- Mixed media Collage $200
Or for Nine = $1350