Wednesday, August 27, 2008



The dog's owner checked with the local vet I took the dog to this morning. They got my info, and now he's back home. That's a relief :)

Now I have to find something to do with these dog food and treats. Hmm. I think I'll keep the dog bowl and leash, though.

I'm dirty... and doggy

The gods threw a dog at me.

There I was, just going for an early morning stroll, and a dog crossed my path. He was panting like he'd run a marathon and was limping pretty bad. He started following me. I told him to stay, but he just kept following. Even when I walked fast to put a lot of distance, he still kept following. He followed me home.

What could else could I do but let him in? And, for now, it seems I'm stuck with a dog.

He's an enormous, old black labrador, about 118 pounds. Quite friendly, obviously. He's in the back yard right now. My house just isn't set up to house a huge animal. I took him to the vet to get him checked out. They just said he's old and arthritic, and they gave me some dog aspirin. Hm. I put messages on craigslist, the newspaper, animal control, care, and the humane society. I dunno what else to do but put up notices on phone poles.

I'm all hairy and.. and doggy.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Low day

I'm going into a bad patch, I think. Some days I just feel the weight of my loneliness more than others. Sometimes it all just feels so hopeless, feeling that I've always been alone and always will. It's not often. It sneaks up on me. I was just sitting here, minding my own business, and I started crying. I'm sure I'll be back on top soon enough. But for now, I'll just cry.

If I touch a burning candle I can feel no pain
In the ice or in the sun it's all the same
Yet I feel my heart is aching
Though it doesn't beat it's breaking
And the pain here that I feel
Try and tell me it's not real
I know that I am dead
Yet it seems that I still have some tears to shed