Adventures with Lulu Dog & The Writing Life

In the midst of this extraordinary time — happy 4-year adoptaversary, Lulu💓 So much gratitude to @barcsrescue_calgary & to everyone helping the animals—and helping one another—through this unprecedented time in history

#GotchaDay #Adoptaversary #Homegirl #FellowTraveller #SoulDog #TinyDancer #WhoRescuedWho #OptToAdopt #BarcsRescue
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Been reconciling weather-envy when I see snaps of the lush greenery, old-growth forests & spring flowers popping up in BC. I always miss Vancouver in the spring—especially when the cherry trees bloom 🌸 Was pretty grateful to get outside with Lu for two hours in the sun today: no wind or sideways-blowing snow, above zero, clear sidewalks & a few earthy paths to explore
#FacingForward #Spring #Thaw #Chihuahua #TinyWolf #Outside #Grateful
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Sometimes an unexpected image can capture our imaginations, offering a small respite from the mass reconfigurations our entire world is currently facing. Beautiful shot. Photo credit 📸 = @yorgis.a / taken in Crete, Greece ...

We’z ready for the video conference
#SocialDistancing #DayWhat #WhatDayIsIt #SayWhatNow #WorkingDog #StaffMeeting #ConferenceCall #HoodLife #WednesdayGram #Covid_19 #Surrealism #Isolation #Pawshness
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Because I am (part) Irish. Because my sister-in-law is currently in labour at a hospital in Vancouver. Thinking of you so much @ejbaird3 and @matthewaequitus 🍀 #StPatricksDay #StPaddysDay #Irish #YesWayRosé #SocialDistancing ...

Lulu PSA: Whatever it is, cancelled. Meeting adjourned.

#SocialDistancing #HomeOffice #Tiny #Cheetah #Badass #CancelEverything #HoodLife #Hoodie #COVID_19 #WeirdTimes #Chihuahua #PetHaus #Little #Leopard #Print #Fashion #Coffee #DoodleDogs #YYCDogs #Boss #BossDog
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Full moon!

#March #MarchMoon #FullMoon #WormMoon #SuperMoon #Moon #MoonRise #Moonset #Chihuahua #Lulu #LaLune #Lune #Love #ToTheMoonAndBack
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Two writing projects on the go — a novel & a long personal essay about retracing Lulu’s origins // how she wound up at the Ramona Humane Society in late 2015 // the vigilantes who saved her, fostered her & put her (+ other dogs) on a plane to Canada via @barcsrescue_calgary // How we found one another (unconventional) and how she pulled me out of an unbearable state & continues to neurologically rewire my brain.

#Travel #Retracing my #RescueDog #Origins #SoCal #California #SouthernCalifornia #Sunny #RoadTrip #RamonaHumaneSociety #AnimalShelter #Story #Trauma #Truth #Memory #MedAssist #OwnerSurrender // Lulu's #Memoirs #Memoir #Chi #Chihuahua #TinyDancer #TinyWolf #SoMuchLove #SoMuchWisdom #Opt2Adopt
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“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” — Hemingway
#Writing #Perseverance #Story #WritersOfIG #AuthorsOfIG #Read #Inspiration #Go
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Tahquitz Canyon hike today — a gorgeous loop through boulders, sage/juniper brush, sandy steps, tiny lizards & golden sunshine #Bliss #Grateful #Canyon #Waterfall #BucketList #TahquitzCanyon #Clarity #Hike #InternationalWomensDay with @maniakat + 📸 @adventure_grrl ...

Smile, Lulu — it’s International Women’s Day! (I never catch her goofy faces on camera 🙌) An equal world is an enabled world. Choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations & celebrate women's achievements #EveryDay

#IWD2020 #EachForEqual #Friendship #InternationalWomensDay #Smile #SnaggleTooth
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Aaaaannndd today is a new day — off to California with Lu to celebrate a bestie’s birthday in the sun. Bye ✌️ Thanks for the hair day & photo @alanabeauty.yyc @butterbeautyparlouryyc #TigerPrintTuesday #HairDay #Bye ...

As Mindy Kaling would say: “When your computer, tablet, and life is all buffering at once.” Tech problems about to send me over the edge. Is mercury retrograde a thing after all? 😩

#MercuryRetrograde #Deadlines #ImportantDeadline #Life #Buffering
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This is Gus. We take awkward selfies while Lulu rolls her eyes from the opposite end of the couch 😆 @elleinyyc
#ChihuahuaGram #DogSitting #WednesdayVibes #Snuggler #TanChi #LittleBro #Sweetheart #AdoptDontShop #Chihuahua
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Stayed up too late last night — busy mind, procrastination, nothing serious — ran my hair through a filter that simultaneously wiped the February fatigue completely from my face. Here’s to a restorative weekend, friends. Happy Friday!

#90sHair #YesFilter #FridayVibes #Procrastination #GoToSleep #No
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I gather it’s #LoveYourPetDay today — but Lulu is so much more than a ‘pet’ — I can’t even believe how much philosophy I’ve learned from her since we found one another via @barcsrescue_calgary (almost) four years ago 🥰
#YouDontKnowUntilYouKnow #Teacher #DogMedicine #ThisFace
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Looking forward to my next WGA interview with writers Marcello Di Cintio and Christina Frangou about freedom of expression + how to negotiate various forms of censorship (both external & internal). In acknowledgement of Freedom to Read Week.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Doors 6:00 | 7:00—9:00 pm
@roseandcrownyyc
Private room upstairs
1503 4th St SW, Calgary | FREE
#FreedomToReadWeek #FreedomOfExpression #Censorship #InOurTime #FreeSpeech #RoseAndCrownPub #PENCanada #CalgaryCulture #IReadCanadianDay #IReadCanadian #authorsofinstagram
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“The Australian study showed that quite literally two hearts can beat as one when dogs and their humans are emotionally in sync.” — From Dog Is Love by Clive D.L. Wynne

#LongWeekend #Homegirl #Debrief #DogScience #Chihuahua #Rescue #AdoptDontShop #TinySweater #Aztec
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