My Essay in Yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle – Igor the Whippet

In this short essay I write about Casey and her dog, Igor, her buddy and soul mate through thick and thin. Nothing like a quiet, gentle dog to calm those nasty rages on the other side of her battered bedroom door.

You can read the story here.

And here are pictures of Casey and Igor through the years.


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1001 dog show




One thought on “My Essay in Yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle – Igor the Whippet

  1. I’m so sorry for the loss of Igor. I read your book a couple of weeks ago and am STILL thinking about it. I still tear up every time I think about Casey. I have two adopted children and my heart goes out to you and your wife. As I read the book, I kept thinking to myself, “They [you and your wife] did nothing wrong. The problems that come with attachment are bigger than people realize. Until one has gone through these kind of struggles, it’s hard to fathom the deep roots of attachment issues. We also have biological children and while they have problems and issues and struggles, there’s a different dimension to problems that are attachment-related.” Still thinking of you and your wife often. Again, I’m so sorry about Igor.

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