Adventures with Lulu Dog & The Writing Life

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou 📸 = Kat Main #Writing #Retreat #CabinGoals #Story #TheMidnightDisease #Late #Night #Writes ...

41 0

Last night of mini (72 hour) writing retreat with @maniakat — this is our desk
#KeepFuckingGoing #Writing #CabinGoals
...

49 10

Another restorative & philosophical weekend of writing, reading and discussion with @maniakat (+ Lulu!) 📸 = @maniakat
#Writing #Reading #Philosophy #Cabin #Retreat #Chihuahua #LiteraryLulu #AlixOhlin #Novel #CabinGoals #💙 #🔥
...

72 5

“Rise up nimbly and go on your strange journey...” — Rumi
One of my favourite lines of poetry since 1998 — might have these words tattooed to my body one day.
#RiseUp #StrangeJourney #Rumi #Imagine #TinyDancer #Poetry #Muse #Inspire 📸 = @forrestyogayyc_with_heather
...

62 6

Happy birthday to my wise, intrepid mom!
#ThreeGenerations #Grandog
...

63 6

“I’m having the Coq au Vin, what are you having?” #LuluDog #HighTaste #WheresTheChicken #ChihuahuaLife ...

57 7

Thank you @alanabeauty.yyc for putting me together for a day of people-ing with my little lion #LulusPicks #LittleLion #Hoodie #HairDay ...

68 11

Today is Nov 22, and 22 has been my special number of mystic significance since I was a teen. After what feels like the busiest & most psychologically distracting four months I can remember—I’m clearing space for my own stories and writing again as of TODAY
#Writing #Stories #Novel #Poetry #AmWriting #Reset #TwentyTwo #LuckyNumber — Thank you @maniakat for this cool photo 🖤
...

65 16

Little prince Pepe Le Pierre was adopted last night & he’s off to live his #BestLife with these two incredible moms #♥️ #PawsitiveMatchRescue #AdoptDontShop #Family #RescueDogsOfInstagram #AllTheLove ...

63 4

Spending the most blissful morning with both my precious Lu & Little Prince Pepe Le Pierre (the name he’s landed with) before he is adopted tonight by the most amazing two moms who (by divine coincidence!) live only 3 blocks away — so the kids can still have play dates and it won’t be goodbye forever 🙏

#Grateful #Precious #Dogs #Foster #PawsitiveMatchRescue #MorningOff #CoffeeAndDogs #🖤
...

68 14

Congratulations @notianwilliams from all 200 of us at the 10th anniversary of the @gillerlightyyc — here with @annelogan16 — huge thanks to everyone who came out to support @frontiercollege literacy programs and Canadian literature tonight! Thank you @wurstcalgary for hosting us again this year 🙏
#GillerLightBash #GillerPrize #CanLit #Literacy #GillerLightYYC #CanadaReads #CalgaryCulture
...

58 5

Full day, full moon, new chapter
#FullMoon #FrostMoon #MourningMoon #Fire #Story #Moon #Write
...

46 5

How we keep warm in minus 18 — with my homegirls @kylhecool
Thanks for everything @eric_rohatinsky 🥂
#Homegirls #Wine #BraggCreek #Canada #TinyChaperone
...

90 9

Colleague, friend, life coach, shelter survivor, healer, strength trainer 🖤

#ChihuahuaStrong #YogaWithDogs #DogEyesMagazine #Coach
...

76 6

My latest short story & poem are out in the world! The story (called A/stray) is accompanied by Nikki Lorenzo’s gorgeous photography @nixlorenz — Thank you so much @dog.eyes.magazine 🧡 🙏

Dog Eyes Magazine (DEM) is an intellectual lifestyle magazine for people who love dogs. Content covers a spectrum of topics ranging from art, culture, nature, current issues, humour, fiction & poetry.

DEM launched in May 2016 across Canada & the U.S.. The magazine is available at many outlets — from Shoppers Drug Mart & Chapters to Independent Retailers, newsstands + Barnes & Noble.

#DogEyesMagazine #Magazine #DEM #Writing #ShortStory #Poetry #NikkiLorenzo #Photography #DogLit #AncientGuardians #Dogs #Suzuki #SundayGram
...

54 22

MY SPIDEY SENSES ARE TINGLING! #Halloween #SpiderSenses #Spider #SpiderDog #Office #Costume ...

131 49

Why do the writers I interview start drinking when I start asking questions? 😉
But seriously! What a pleasure to interview @jasonpatrickrothery and @leekvern this evening about Jason’s new contemporary novel, Privilege; the author-editor relationship (Lee was his editor), our cultural preoccupations/concerns including communication/miscommunication, the many forms of messaging including body language & tone, social media; the everyday high risk for misinterpretation & the very large topic of privilege... and so much more. Congratulations, Jason! 🍻
#WritersGuildOfAlberta #GreatPlainsPublishing #Author #Interview #SocialCommentary #Satire #Privilege #Novel #CanLit #Books #JasonPatrickRothery #LeeKvern
...

61 3

Friends, dog lovers... after three months of foster care (co-parenting with the amazing @sshheellbbyy___ + @candid_spence ) — our Little Prince of many names, officially known as ‘Zaro’ @pawsitivematchrescue — is medically cleared for adoption.
In August I agreed to oversee the critical stages of his medical needs because the shelter was too full.
My heart sinks that (long term), travelling with two dogs is not really feasible and preparing to say goodbye is 💔 💔 — looking for a loving home where he will be the centre of someone’s world.
Rescued from euth-row Southern California, this resilient boy has bounced energetically back from his dental extractions/surgery, related infections & bronchitis. He now brims with puppy energy... ready for anything!

He prefers human companionship and warmth to all else. Friendly but somewhat ambivalent to other dogs. Full of affection for his human/s, he is most happy when held close. Carried. Or nestled inside your sweater.
He enjoys meeting strangers and will even leap into new laps for their attention. Turn your back for one second on a dog-friendly patio & you may find him flirting with the next table.

He walks excellently on leash and loves to explore. He’s crate and housetrained.

Little Prince will do best in a home where he is not left alone for long periods, as he’s very social and thrives on companionship.
He is approximately 7 years old but may be slightly younger. One pound heavier since regaining his health, he weighs 6lbs.
If you’re interested in meeting him please submit an application via @pawsitivematchrescue (or send me a message!) #PawsitiveMatchRescue #Foster #FosteringSavesLives #TheLittlePrince #Chihuahua #Love #Joy #Rescue #AdoptDontShop #YycDogs
...

65 16