SoulPaws Magazine

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SoulPaws

Perhaps You Are Just As the Animal Sees You. Someone to Love.

During every SoulPaws session, each participant spends about twenty minutes of one-on-one time with a service animal. This past weekend, we were fortunate enough to work with the Pet-Assisted Therapy Animals from the San Diego Humane Society—small animals who lead very busy lives visiting hospitals, schools, treatment centers, and more, offering comfort to people in need. After six […]

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SoulPaws

Life Spirit

  I was speaking with a group of people today about guinea pig’s “life spirit.” It was a term that I had never used and frankly, don’t remember ever hearing before the moment it was coming out of my own mouth. I’ve used the often repeated words of “resilient” and “strong” to describe my guinea […]

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Grief

What Remains

Grief is cumulative, but I have to believe that hope, that joy, is also cumulative, that the love we allow through the cracks in our walls can only build, widening those cracks until our hearts lay bare and open and whole.

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Poetry

Not One Of Us

Squirrels and small birds look for seeds
and pine nuts in the grass out back.
I’m not used to all this preparation
for winter. This morning my husband went out
with the trash and saw three raccoons
curled up like cats in the dumpster.