COVID-19 Diaries: Pandemic Pets

I watch as my middle child sneaks furtively into the kitchen and scamper out with a disposable plastic container. I call out to her and she freezes. She hands over the container and refuses to answer my questions on what it was for. I am miffed and curious but not suspicious yet. A little while … Continue reading COVID-19 Diaries: Pandemic Pets

Walking Back On A Promise

The house is silent. A little too silent for my taste. Grief is a strange animal. It creeps on you like a fog, inching its way up slowly and before you know it, you are covered, smothered and struggling to breathe. In the first few days after Darla came home, I realized I was in … Continue reading Walking Back On A Promise

New Addition. New Routines.

It is cold and windy as we step out, my amma, the newest addition to our family Darla and I. We follow Darla as she sniffs the pavement, the grass and everything her tiny nose can. I zip my fleece jacket and wish I had worn shoes. Often she comes up for air and sneezes … Continue reading New Addition. New Routines.

Bringing Home Puppy

“We should adopt a dog,” I say enthusiastically returning home from a lunch with a friend and pet parent. I go on to recount in painful detail how Toby the golden retriever serenaded me with his toys and later settled down with me on the sofa petting me with his paw. We all had a … Continue reading Bringing Home Puppy