Category Archives: Hugging
A May Day Call

Today, I did what I swore I’d never, ever do. I was sitting in the waiting room of the cancer center in Vancouver, waiting for a good friend, who was…

A Wet Kiss

This morning, I awoke to a tongue licking my face and it made me smile, as I kicked off the blankets on the bed and reached for my housecoat.  If…

Animal Pals

If you’re a friend or a regular reader (or both), you already know that I love all animals, particularly dogs.  And if you’ve ever walked with me, you also know…

Ramblin’ Thoughts

Although I never write about religion or politics, and I try to avoid expressing negative thoughts in both my written and spoken words, I’ve decided to share one of my…

Valentine Daze

I  recently read that there would be 10, 408 babies conceived on Valentines Day in the USA.  We in Canada, have one-tenth of their population, so in my estimate, there…

A Fifty Dollar Walk

I had just returned from the walk at Skagit River Park and was trying to convince Holly that I would never leave home again unless it’s to go shopping for treats…

Skagit River Park Walk

I was standing near the corner of the street, with three of my gal pals, in downtown Burlington, Washington, when I suddenly noticed something I had never seen before –…

The Last Post

Although I’ve walked the cobbled stones of Gastown hundreds of times and passed by famous landmarks such as the steam clock and the statue of a fallen soldier, I had…

Saturday morning walk in Vancouver

I left the house at 5:15 am on Saturday morning, to meet Philip and Lawrence at the Urban Fare in Yaletown, which is the trendy part of downtown Vancouver where…

My 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago, I received some life-changing news – I was diagnosed with having stage 3 throat cancer and was given only a 40% chance of surviving.  At the time,…

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