When you find a kitten in a magic tree.... Yep, JoeJoe found a little tiny kitten lost and abandoned, all alone and very scared, stuck inside the bottom of a deeply hollowed out tree stump. This wasn't just any ol' tree stump --- this tree stump was half-a-tree tall kind of tree stump. It was way too big and tall for a teeny tiny kitten to keep as a home by herself. I suppose this tree-house kept some versions … [Read more...]
House Mom Rocked the House in Montana
Let me introduce you to HOUSE MOM. This wonderful mom-person has been mentioned on this blog a few times, but last year, at P4 Retreat: MONTANA 2022, she made a surprise in-person appearance. Only the retreat planners knew she was coming, so she was a completely unexpected retreat attendee for everyone else to meet. Bravely, she stepped into my world, our retreat world, and she suddenly became HOUSE … [Read more...]
JoeJoe Kept Sniffing a Tree — Guess What He Found?
JoeJoe Kept Sniffing a Tree — Guess What He Found? My gorgeous kelpie, JoeJoe, has been both a delight and a handful his whole life. He’s a working dog, meaning he wants to stay active and busy for many hours every day. Perfect for a cattle ranching, but since I have no sheep or cows, Joe has to find various creative ways to keep himself entertained. And busy. He loves to find squirrels, watch the deer, … [Read more...]
A Tribute to my Dad — one of the good guys.
This year, I lost my father. Or at least I lost him from the ways I've known him -- to be walking, talking, tossing out a joke, standing firm on a value, painting a picture, eating waffles, cooking pancakes, or sipping his very weak, highly watered-down "coffee" (not anywhere near my definition of coffee, but very weak, warm, coffee-colored water in a moose mug is how he liked his coffee). My dad has been … [Read more...]
Losing an Animal Family Member: Your Animal Friend, Beloved Pet, or Furry Companion
ON THE LOSS OF AN ANIMAL FAMILY MEMBER (AKA. ANIMAL FRIEND, OR PET) This article is written for dissociative people by a dissociative system who has lived this pain. This is another area of life that is probably-definitely harder for DID people. Not that the loss of a pet is ever not painful for someone who has dearly loved their animal family member. But all those DID-specific factors, that make … [Read more...]
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