A Dog of A Different Color

A Dog of A Different Color

  For the past few days, a lively, four-year-old chocolate Labrador Retriever named Lola has been staying at my house while her owner is out of town. We’ve been wrestling and racing; she licks me a lot, and I scratch her ears. Even now, she’s nudging me...
Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes

Yesterday, I received a voicemail message I had been dreading.”Ms. Singleton, I wanted to say, again, how sorry I am and to express my sympathy at the loss of Precious. I also wanted to remind you that you requested a private cremation and we have her ashes here...
New Normal

New Normal

There’s a sticky spot on my kitchen floor that grabs at my socks every time I walk over it. I think I spilled pineapple juice there last night, and though I tried to clean it up, it’s obvious I didn’t do a very good job. I haven’t had to clean...