Animals and Miracles

A Little, Mighty Fish and a Sacred Song to God

A Little, Mighty Fish and a Sacred Song to God

By Angelica Maulucci, California

Everyone who knows me knows I loved my pet fish Rey. I bought him filtered water and made sure he had exposure to sunlight. I even brought him with me in the car when I went to Cape Cod and drove to western Massachusetts for long weekends. Friends joked that of course this would happen when you give a social worker a fish.

Releasing the Past with My Sled Dog

Releasing the Past with My Sled Dog

By M. Jane Hocking, New Mexico

When we were younger and living in Alaska, my husband and I had sled dogs. He did some racing, but I never really enjoyed running a team. With beautiful scenery and my dog buddies, mushing should have brought joy, not a heavy lump of dread in my gut. But I loved raising puppies, training lead dogs, and finding and clearing old trails, so I concentrated on those tasks related to sledding.