Day 4 – A song that reminds you of someone you’d rather forget

30-Day Song Challenge, Life

Alanis Morrisette – You Oughta Know

This one took me a while to think of. There is one person I wish I never met, this song reminds me of him. I haven’t listened to this song in a long time.

“You seem very well, things look peaceful
I’m not quite as well, I thought you should know
Did you forget about me, Mr. Duplicity?
I hate to bug you in the middle of dinner
It was a slap in the face
How quickly I was replaced
And are you thinking of me when you fuck her?”

Covid-19 and the 30-Day Song Challenge

30-Day Song Challenge, Life

Today is April 13, 2020.

The world is about three months into a global pandemic, Covid -19. Schools and businesses are shuttered with many people working or schooling from home. Restaurants only allow take out, we can’t come within six feet of each other. Proms and graduations are canceled. Concerts are canceled. Flights are canceled.

Life as we knew it is canceled. I haven’t touched another human in over six weeks. It’s just Luke, my dog, and I at my house. It’s bat shit crazy. I am bored, I remembered I had this fun little blog of mine so I am going to see if I can make a consistent go of it.

There is a 30 – Day Song Challenge has been making the rounds around Instagram. This weekend I decided I want to start limiting my social media content so I am going to do the challenge here instead.

I will give it a go and see how it goes.

Lucky Luke

Dog, Life

On September 17, 2017 I adopted Lucky #4 from a Lab Rescue out of Maryland.


Luke’s Gotcha Day!

Per the rescue org he was born 6/21/15, was found as a stray, and loves everyone.  Which is true, he certainly does.  He is tall and lean, though with the amount of food he consumes I am not sure how lean he will stay.  They called him Lucky #4, which I changed to Luke.


Throw the ball, throw the ball, throw the ball!

I love that he was born the same year I lost my beloved duo,  Java and Brady.  It seems fitting somehow.


Mama made me wear this bow tie..

Until I got him home I had no idea how desperately I needed his joy and energy in my life.

Separation Anxiety


Brady has always been clingy, but in the 8 days since Java has died he has upped his game 100 times over.


patiently waiting for my bubble bath to finish 

He LOVED HER from their very first moment together.  Loved her more then me. Always, and that’s okay.  He was removed from his mom too soon, and when I finally was able to rescue him Java became his surrogate mama dog


Brady’s first day at home. 

I wonder if  I made a mistake in not taking him to the vet with us, giving him his moment to say goodbye.  He searched the house for her, then has clung to me every since I picked him up yesterday.

I haven’t made a great effort to eradicate all her furballs or remove her doggie bed.  I also left for a work trip 36 hours after she was gone, leaving Brady with my parents as I normally do.  I know that leaving him so soon was probably a mistake, but I am not sure about ridding her scent or stuff from the house, it feels too soon at least fro me.

I have no idea if he misses her or notices that I am sad or a combination of both.


Java had the biggest smile and heart.

Java was the sweetest dog in the world, loved everyone she met person or dog. The hole she leaves in the our world and in our hearts is enormous.

I keep getting asked if I will get another dog soon, and I will but not for a long while.  Both Java and Brady found me, or we found each other.  Whenever I am ready for the next pup, I know we will find each other.  Until then, Brady and I are going to work on being a duo.