Surrendering to the mountains of Appalachia:
I was talking on the phone with my friend Diana as I walked up the hill. I had no idea how high I had climbed!￼
Pancho makes an unexpected new friend:
Pancho and Linda’s neighbor dog “Buddy” had checked each other out from a distance.
“Buddy” is probably not this sweet little dog’s real name. But he reminds me a lot of my old dog Buddy, so – for want of knowing his real name – Buddy is what I am calling him.
I think he is probably quite old – and also maybe deaf. But he has an enormously sweet, calm, grounded presence – and I want Pancho to become friends with him.
But now￼ – with some very patient coaching – they became a pack.
Remembering my old girlfriend:
Pancho made friends with Buddy when Buddy handled a little nastiness from Pancho with great poise. That can work in human relationships, to￼o.