A Remarkably Fine Book

Remarkably Bright Creatures was the book I selected for my Old Bags Book Club to read this month. It was an enjoyable book with a satisfying ending, but the ladies all agreed the most outstanding part was Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus who is one of the narrators...

Sweet Spiritđź’•

It had been months since we said good-bye to Charlie, when Greg and I finally decided to bring another dog home from the Shelter. Choosing one was a difficult decision because every dog deserves to be in a home, and we have grown to love every one of them after...

For Marley!

Beautiful Marley waited for a very long time to find his forever home. On April 25, 2022, he finally was adopted when a couple took a chance on Marley, looking past his history and trusting our shelter staff and volunteers who have worked to help Marley become his...

To My Friend, Romeo

When you have a friend who must leave you for their best new life, it is bittersweet. Meet Romeo, a dog I have walked at the Lakeland Animal Shelter for almost five years, including twice a day, seven days a week for over the last two years. We became close friends in...

Take a Sip, Ponder the Question. . .

Do you belong to a book club? Whether your club is serious, social, or a combination of both, a book discussion is a whole lot easier if you can find questions to guide you. Here are some to try out for BUILD YOUR WINGS ON THE WAY DOWN. I hope you find them useful....

Charlie

Our dog Charlie crossed the Rainbow Bridge two weeks ago. When he closed his eyes for that last time, I didn’t think I could bear the loss of my tough little best friend who followed me everywhere and needed me so much. I wished I could go back in time and relive...