Mae watches her brother, Pepi, to see if he can squeeze through a small space. If he makes it, she comes through the space, too. She also waits until he successfully leaps from the living room ottoman onto the couch. For her, that proves she’ll also leap without falling. Pepi is smart, and Mae is, too, in her own right. Mae’s thought process is, “Why
Pepi’s health was in jeopardy. His prescription medication disappeared at a rest stop somewhere in the U.S. Midwest. I was in panic but not so much that I lost control. I took a minute to breathe and think. How could a pill bottle go from being in plain sight to completely disappearing? I retraced my steps. What did I touch? Where did the bottle roll?
It took me two years to recover from losing two pets one month apart. Pepper, a Chow Chow, passed from old age (14 still doesn’t seem to be old to me), and Daisy, a Rottweiler, contracted cancer at the tender age of 5. Two years later my brother-in-law announced that his fiancee’s Yorkshire Terrier was expecting. My husband and I discussed whether or not bringing