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Balancing Acts

Balancing Acts

My mom joined me for a liverwurst run. As I was bagging groceries for the shop, I overheard her ask, “which one’s your favorite?” And when I turned around, I saw her holding up two candy bars in front of the cashier, who replied, “Reese’s.” My mom said, “put it on my bill and take… View more

The Sweetest Boy

The Sweetest Boy

I wasn’t ready to say goodbye. Nor am I ready to share that my sweet, silly, smushy boy crossed the rainbow bridge on January 7th. Because of Gavin’s endless adoration and immeasurable devotion, my sense of self is more profound than the last time I navigated the grieving process and tricky emotional terrain that is giving… View more

It’s Silly, But I Believe

It’s Silly, But I Believe

It’s hard to believe the holidays are here. Even harder to fathom, another year has passed. I’m taking the last week of December off(ish). But not to worry, the wonderful human Cammie will be packing orders Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday next week. One of my favorite holiday traditions is watching delightfully cheesy movies, you know, the… View more

Gifts Great & Small

Gifts Great & Small

When Gavin and I first moved into our apartment, we stumbled upon this fantastic shop in the neighborhood called Tiki Botanicals. We were invited in by the warm and welcoming people I’ve grown to look forward to seeing at the end of our walks. Gavin’s always thought walks were stupid unless he greeted as many people as… View more

Magic or Tragic

Magic or Tragic

When I trained dogs, I had a lovely client with an equally sweet dog who jokingly told me once that her dog’s behavior was either magical or tragic. That’s where my perfect-for-me Gavin is right now. Every morning, I’m so appreciative that we have a beautiful, stress-free rhythm to his pill-eating routine, especially now that he’s… View more

‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

We had big plans (huge) to push volume on Tuesday, a peanut-butter-and-blueberry-making day to get stocked up before Thanksgiving and my offish last week of December. However, we decided because the new peddle still needed to arrive for the piston filler and the makeshift repair that my amazing team made possibly couldn’t withstand a 500-ish pouch… View more

Enough

Enough

I sat down last night, depleted. Nothing catastrophic happened, but it was a non-stop 13-hour day and roadblock, pothole-filled race-of-a-week. Most recently, potential dog sitter number three canceled our meet and greet last minute.  I opened my laptop and contemplated doing yoga. But instead, I grabbed my blanket and decided to give myself the glorious gift… View more

Proof

Proof

Words can’t describe my gratitude for all the kind thoughts, vibes, juju, and messages that have come my way after sharing news about Gavin’s latest biopsy. Even as I write this, my eyes are watering because most of you don’t know my dog or me, but you love dogs and the people who love them… View more

Boring

Boring

My new mantra every morning is, “please let today be boring.” We had to veer from a 500-pouch-making day on Tuesday because I misjudged how many pouches needed labeling. As the day progressed, one of our kettles broke, and we had to fuss with one of our sous vide motors, so it worked out. We likely… View more

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