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Monday, August 15, 2011

An Alternative Form of Therapy

Life Changing Miracle

As most of you know, I’ve had a hard few years copping with my sister’s murder. When times got really tough, I would borrow my mom’s dog Cara to provide me with what we lovingly called “Carapy”. She beats any other form of therapy I’ve tried. There’s nothing like a little snuggle-muffin, covering your face with kisses to brighten even the bluest of moods.

Alas, I always had to return her, after all, my mother needs that particular type of therapy as well. Everyone in my life suggested I get my very own puppy, and I made excuses not to: My landlord won’t allow it, I don’t have the space, I can’t afford it, yada yada yada. Truth be told, the main reason was guilt. I won’t get into the details, but let’s just say there was a particularly loved dog that was lost to me because of the earlier mentioned tragedy and I never quite got over it… or him.

Well my friends, I suppose the healing process has kicked in because I now have my very own snuggle-muffin. A new addition to the family, a family that has shrunk significantly over the last few years, is here to stay. To say I’m smitten with my new little love-muffin would be an understatement.

She’s cute, small, sweet, and gives lots of kisses and snuggles, something my often-aching heart needs. I can guarantee she will be THE most spoiled puppy ever. So please raise your glasses, or coffee mugs, and let us have a toast to a little bit of soul healing, Cheers!


  1. What a precious doggie! Our family is getting one for Christmas and I can't wait to have a sweet little animal pal. Hope he brings you lots of happy days!

  2. That is one cute little puppy face. I'm so glad you feel like you're in a place now where you can share your life with her. I know she'll be loved and so will you.

  3. I'm all for soul-healing and dogs are the best therapy.

    I have two, both 4 yrs old. Bodhi (German Shepherd/Boxer) and Bella (Golden Retriever/Boxer). They give so much love unconditionally, but I think a little snuggle-muffin like your cutie pie would be great.

    Wishing you lots of doggy kisses!!

  4. yay for you! dogs are the best healers! i love my puppy love and am so glad you found a way back to it =)


  5. Yay for new friends! Everytime I remember about your sister my heart aches for you something fierce. I'm just so so sorry. Kiss that pup for me!

  6. Wow, you are all so sweet and supportive! Thank you!
    @Crystal - I kissed her twice on the nose for you:)
    @Tara - YAY for dog people!
    @Isis - If I had a bigger place, if I had a bigger place, I would have gotten a monster of a dog - you are very lucky.
    @J.A. -You must be busting out of your skin waiting for Christmas!
    @Cathy - Thank you, it was a long road to get here. I suppose I can say without a doubt, that it's the destination I'm enjoying in this case and NOT how I got here ;)