Laura Preftes, originally from New York, lives in the Pacific Northwest . This blog is an accumulation of random thoughts about aging, creativity, love, loss, dogs and an occasional cat.

Laura lives in Seattle (full-time) and Portland (part-time) with her husband Jim, our dogs Taxi and Mike and our cats Marcellas and Baby Kitty.

The two black dogs in question, Katie and Wiley, are no longer with us physically, but their spirits remain.