Saturday, November 04, 2017

Puppy still life

Calli at rest, temporarily
London, ON
August 2017
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It's been a while since I posted anything here. As you've probably noticed, the planet's been a chaotic, churning, unpredictable place. For reasons I'm still trying to figure out - likely due to the chaotic, churning, unpredictable planet - I've backed away from the writing thing, and that's starting to gnaw at me more than a little.

Among other things, my going on creative pause has also kept this little being from showing herself to the world. I've been taking lots of pictures and video of her, and alongside my wife and kids working like mad to shape her from a psychotic puppy into a somewhat more well-behaved member of our family. Long story short, it isn't going well, but this is a marathon and not a sprint.

But as you can see here, Calli is adjusting well to life as a Levy. Her nuttiness notwithstanding, we love her to the moon and back, and we're pretty sure the feeling is mutual. And when the planet threatens to spin out of control, I find myself spending more time around her than usual. Because we all know dogs can repair the world. And, by extension, us.

Your turn: What - or who - brings you comfort?