Chapter 16 of A Life Worth Living – Making Lemonade

IClick here to read the earlier chapters and learn more about this serial novel Chapter 16 – Making Lemonade (2004) The rest of 2004 was a bit more mundane. Anne, Sassy, and I continued to enjoy life in our neighborhood and we grew closer to our new friends there. I was a quick study in … Read moreChapter 16 of A Life Worth Living – Making Lemonade

Chapter 15 of “A Life Worth Living” – Tragedy

IClick here to read the earlier chapters and learn more about this serial novel Chapter 15 – Tragedy (2004) “Tragedy – when the feelin’s gone and you can’t go on, it’s tragedy.” The Bee Gee’s sang those lyrics back in 1979 but I never really understood them until 2004. I was at one of the high … Read moreChapter 15 of “A Life Worth Living” – Tragedy

Chapter 14 of “A Life Worth Living” – For Every Action, a Reaction

IClick here to read the earlier chapters and learn more about this serial novel Chapter 14 – For Every Action, a Reaction (2004) For every action there is a reaction and 2004 continued to prove the validity of that wisdom to us. Although friends came and went in Sassy’s life, our little yorkie continued to flourish … Read moreChapter 14 of “A Life Worth Living” – For Every Action, a Reaction

Chapter 13 of A Life Worth Living – A Time for Everything

Chapter 13 of “A Life Worth Living – The Story of Sassy” Click here to read the earlier chapters and learn more about this serial novel Chapter 13 – A Time for Everything (2004) And so everything worked out for the best and we all lived happily ever after. Well – not exactly. As you know … Read moreChapter 13 of A Life Worth Living – A Time for Everything

Chapter 12 of A Life Worth Living – Ask, and Ye Shall Receive

Chapter 12 of “A Life Worth Living – The Story of Sassy” Click here to read the earlier chapters and learn more about this serial novel Chapter 12 – Ask, And Ye Shall Receive (February, 2004) All dogs are prone to getting into some kind of mischief — digging holes in the back yard, tearing … Read moreChapter 12 of A Life Worth Living – Ask, and Ye Shall Receive

Chapter 11 of A Life Worth Living – Angels and Demons

Chapter 11 of “A Life Worth Living – The Story of Sassy” Click here to read the earlier chapters and learn more about this serial novel Chapter 11 – Angels and Demons (The Fall, 2003) Growing up it was a running joke in my family that I had two moms — my real mother Becky … Read moreChapter 11 of A Life Worth Living – Angels and Demons

Chapter 10 of A Life Worth Living – Always Have a Plan

Chapter 10 of “A Life Worth Living – The Story of Sassy” Click here to read the earlier chapters and learn more about this serial novel Chapter 10 – Always Have a Plan (Mid-2003) Anne, Sassy, and I had been playing house for over a year and a half and things were so great that the … Read moreChapter 10 of A Life Worth Living – Always Have a Plan

Chapter 9 of A Life Worth Living – The Wisdom of Your Family

Chapter 9 of “A Life Worth Living – The Story of Sassy” Click here to read the earlier chapters and learn more about this serial novel Chapter 9 – The Wisdom of Your Family (Early 2003) ChiChi would just as soon bite you as look at you — which was a lesson Anne learned the … Read moreChapter 9 of A Life Worth Living – The Wisdom of Your Family

Chapter 8 of A Life Worth Living – Nothing Lasts Forever

Chapter 8 of “A Life Worth Living – The Story of Sassy” Click here to read the earlier chapters and learn more about this serial novel Chapter 8 – Nothing Lasts Forever (Late 2002) “This is Gabby.” Liz gushed over a white pile of fur that squirmed in her lap, barking all the while. “We … Read moreChapter 8 of A Life Worth Living – Nothing Lasts Forever

Chapter 7 of A Life Worth Living – Too Much of a Good Thing

Chapter 7 of “A Life Worth Living – The Story of Sassy” Click here to read the earlier chapters and learn more about this serial novel Chapter 7 – Too Much of a Good Thing? (Late 2002) Although we avoided a tragedy with Sassy’s little swim in the swamp during the summer, we got another … Read moreChapter 7 of A Life Worth Living – Too Much of a Good Thing

Chapter 6 of A Life Worth Living – Sliding Doors

Chapter 6 of “A Life Worth Living – The Story of Sassy” Click here to read the earlier chapters and learn more about this serial novel CHAPTER 6 – Sliding Doors (Mid-2002) Piano music, pleasant scents… and chew toys – these were the simple pleasures of Sassy’s life during her second year with us. Life … Read moreChapter 6 of A Life Worth Living – Sliding Doors

Chapter 5 of A Life Worth Living – Love Can’t Be Stopped

Chapter 5 of “A Life Worth Living – The Story of Sassy” Click here to read the earlier chapters and learn more about this serial novel CHAPTER 5 – Love Can’t Be Stopped (Mid-2002) Sassy’s first health scare with us occurred when she was about a year and a half old – as is common with … Read moreChapter 5 of A Life Worth Living – Love Can’t Be Stopped

Chapter 4 of A Life Worth Living – The Lost Get Found

Chapter 4 of “A Life Worth Living – The Story of Sassy” Click here for more information about this book, its online format, and the introduction… Chapter 4 – The Lost Get Found (Flashback – 2000) Although this book is about our time with Sassy, I suppose it would also be helpful for me to … Read moreChapter 4 of A Life Worth Living – The Lost Get Found

Chapter 3 of A Life Worth Living – The Power of Persistence

Chapter 3 of “A Life Worth Living – The Story of Sassy” Click here for more information about this book, its online format, and the introduction… Chapter 3 – The Power of Persistence (2001) We never saw Dr. Avery again. Not because we weren’t happy with his care – quite frankly he may well have … Read moreChapter 3 of A Life Worth Living – The Power of Persistence

Chapter 2 of A Life Worth Living – There is Goodness in the World

Chapter 2 of “A Life Worth Living – The Story of Sassy” Click here for more information about this book, its online format, and the introduction… Chapter 2 – There is Goodness in the World (Jan 31, 2001 and the following week) Sassy rode on my lap on a baby blanket on the way home … Read moreChapter 2 of A Life Worth Living – There is Goodness in the World

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