Saturday, March 18, 2006

Puppy Love

Sometimes people suck. They lie. They disappoint us. That's why I love dogs. This morning my two boys were making a big fuss in the front room so I went out to see what was going on (they don't bark unless there is actually something to bark about). One of the neighborhood dogs, Addy, had brought her baby girl to our front porch. I'm assuming this is her puppy, she looks exactly like Addy and has the same personality -- exuberant. I'm honored that she trusted us enough to come and play with her puppy at our house. Combined with our first sunny and somewhat-warm Saturday in a while, and having my husband back from a week's business trip to the Gulf Coast is also helping my mood immensely. It's the simple things, isn't it?

On a less happy note, I'm sure you've seen or heard about the international child porn ringthat was shut down this week. This kind of thing has probably been going on for several years, but this is the first time law enforcement has found a ring using live streaming video through a chat room to show child molestation "on demand". I am beyond sickened. The youngest victim they've identified so far is less than 18 months old.

I've been working on a post about my rape but I've found I keep having to explain events that occured before then that led up to it, and it's becoming unwieldy. I've decided to begin at the beginning, with my maternal grandparents. Stay tuned.


  1. I was so sickened by that news the other day, more so by the fact that one of the people arrested is a woman.


  2. charlie's momMarch 18, 2006 at 5:51 PM

    This is why I love my dogs too. When I hear news like that, I look at my sweeties and know they could never dream of something so awful.

  3. Amen for the simple things. With today's current events it's almost imperative to pay attention to the good, 'cuz the bad just is overwhelmingly everywhere.

  4. is the simple things. Sitting with my dogs is one of my greatest pleasures.

    Love the new blog, Donna.

  5. Animals, I think, remind of us of the good there is in life.

    Writing up about rape is harder than hell. It takes a while and sometimes something has to change inside of you before you can get there.

    Steady as she goes.

  6. I'm finally catching up with my fellow bloggers.

    I like cats better than I like most people. I can relate to your comment about dogs.

    I wish you the strength to write your story . . . it will be painful, but hopefully it will be healing as well.

    I like the new site.

  7. Puppies... they'll cure what ails ya, every time...

    I know, I heard that story too. I pray for those poor little children. I hope they get help. My spiritual side says it's a no-no, but my victim side hopes the perpetrators all rot in hell, several times over...

    Good luck with your post. I'm sure it's going to be quite something and I'm looking forward to it.

  8. Awww....puppies. Nothing makes a person happier than puppies or kitty cats. *sigh*

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