“Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.” Dylan Thomas, 1933 The Pasatiempo magazine comes every Friday with the local newspaper’s end of the week edition—the New Mexican’s “Weekly Magazine of Arts, Entertainment and Culture.” Needless to say, with two yearling giant sized puppies hell bent on destroying my house,… Continue reading And Death Shall Have No Dominion
Labor Day, 2006, is a day I will never forget. It was a gorgeous day here in San Diego—bright, sunny and nearly 90 degrees. I decided it was a perfect day to give the dogs an outdoor bath. At the time, we had Valentine, the matriarch at nearly twelve years old, Izzy who was four,… Continue reading Do Dogs Know They are Dying?
“Such sadness and endearing and abiding love…” Fran I am by nature a “right brain” person—despite my training in science and medicine, I prefer paintings and photographs to words and mathematical constructs. Over the past two years of writing this blog, I have resisted on many occasions the urge to add pictures to this website,… Continue reading Love and Loyalty From the Souls of Dogs
It was only natural that in a large urban radiation therapy department, such as the one where I did my residency, the residents often turned to black humor in order to escape from the realities of death and dying that we were witnessing. Despite one of my attending’s iron clad rules—“Never treat a patient on… Continue reading So It Goes