When the writer's dog died, she worried she’d never be able to open her heart again. But her new companion, struggling with her own separation anxiety, showed her the way.
In this deeply poignant essay, the award-winning novelist-memoirist perfectly evokes that gutting feeling when your best friend knows it's time to go before you're ready to accept it.
When writer Carrie Borzillo's new boyfriend moved in, she was excited for a new man in her bed. Her cat Aidan had other ideas.
Julie Klam talks about dogs, depression, and writing with Julie Barton, whose moving new memoir ‘Dog Medicine’ is a tribute to the golden retriever who rescued her from her darkest hours.
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When the writer’s wife’s mother passed away, the couple was left with a profound sadness—and a house full of dogs, cats, birds, lizards, and fish.
DAME’s Friendkeeper talks platonic gender politics and helps a dog-lover break free from her self-serving fellow rescuers.
DAME’s Friendkeeper gets a woman more QT with her fam, and helps another who’s stuck between her daughter and a possessive dog.
DAME’s Friendkeeper tells a lonely woman how to meet like-minded folks in her new town and advises another on her pal’s overbearing pooch.