Creature Thoughts, November 2020

Twenty Twenty. To say that this year has been a challenge would be a major understatement. We entered the year thinking “20/20” would mean perfect vision. What we have found instead has been far from crystal clarity. And yet, we are here, facing its close, and still somehow holding on to hope that the next year will be better.

A Ryder Update

I’d like to thank the many people who write to check on Ryder. Considering the fact that when he was diagnosed in July, he was given a dire prognosis, he continues to do well four months later.

Creature Thoughts: October 2020

Recovery and Return I apologize that issues of Creature Thoughts have fallen by the wayside. Since Ryder’s cancer diagnosis, life revolves around him, and I haven’t really been able to get things back on track. This month, therefore, I’ll just send an update, and hope that by next month, things will be more calm, and…

Farewell, Kirby, Old Friend

I hope the rivers of heaven are cool and clear, and filled with all of the delightful aquatic vegetation treats that Plecos love best, old friend. It’s just not going to be the same around here without you.

Creature Thoughts July 2020: Ryder

July’s creature thoughts is going to be a bit different. We have once again had our family life derailed. Many of you already know what is going on, but I’m sending out July’s newsletter to catch my friends up to speed, and to ask for your good thoughts for Ryder, and for our family.