january 20, 2017

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“Change is tough… it also makes you better.” ~ LaTrisha Milton Blunt


faithful companion


When I first met Marcie she told me about her dog, Annie. She talked about her with a familiar love. She talked about her as I talked about my Sadie (1992-2009). I understand that special bond between a woman and her dog because I was lucky enough to have it with Sadie. There’s not a single day I don’t miss her, and not a single day I don’t feel special that she picked me.


Waggity Annie


They were living in rural Anderson County when Marcie told me about Annie. If memory serves, a torrential downpour had spooked the dog and she was missing. She was gone so long she was feared dead. And then, as country dogs do sometimes even after long periods of time, she miraculously reappeared. 


never far


When Marcie sold her house to move to Lexington there was some concern about Annie’s transition, being a country dog and all. Between Ann and Marcie, they helped Annie get her footing. Annie is a precious being. Not particularly fond of the camera, but willing because she came to greet me as soon as I walked in. She said okay to my lens, and that’s a gift from human and animal alike. She is as perfect as Marcie said, and just as kind as Marcie.



february 6, 2012

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Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” ~ Mark 11:24

Calamity Jane strikes again!

I don’t know if I can bear to tell the whole tale of little Calamity Jane and her sister, Annie Oakley. They came to be known as The Cowgirls. It’s a long, sorted tale that started in Oklahoma and ends in Kentucky. They left a trail of bruised and bloodied cats, flat tires, shredded fridge magnets, and more caked-in-the-hair mud than you can shake a stick at. Even a 400 acre farm up a lonesome holler was no match for the dynamic duo.

Last week their mini aussie/border collie lives changed again, but hopefully for the last time. After weeks of prayers (and tears – theirs and mine), Annie now has three young children to run her ragged. Meanwhile, Janey has become a permanent member of my parent’s home. Dad is completely smitten. He is a man who is not smitten with anything. There’s something about this sweet little dog that stole his heart the second he laid eyes on her. I get weekend visits. And that’s just perfect by me. I wouldn’t trade the love in my dad’s eyes for nothing.

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