My name is Lori. By day, I am a freelance writer working with a variety of publications and businesses. If you’re in need of a professional wordsmith, I’d be happy to chat.  You can learn more about my background, skills and experience here. I am also lady-in-waiting to two great dogs: Lola & Beau, also known as Donna & Diablo. This is their story—and mine.

31 comments on “About

  1. Hi ! 🙂 I’m sorry it took me so long to follow you!!!!

  2. Val Boyko says:

    Lori, Thanks for the follow. I look forward to hopping over here as well! I do like your comments on David’s site…. So many times you say what crosses my mind … and say it so beautifully!

    • Awww, thank you, Val, what a lovely thing to say! David is a gem–I love his posts and his commitment to his blog community. He is a good egg and I frequently come away from his posts enriched, and at the very least amused. 😄 I am so happy to have found your blog through his…. All best, Lori

  3. amommasview says:

    Thanks for your follow. Beautiful dogs you got there. Looking forward to learn more about them and you 🙂

  4. Hi Lori. Wow. I made your front page as a blogging friend. I better get my new portrait shot soon! Thanks for stopping by my blog–most recent post. You are the bomb!

  5. Sandy Sue says:

    Lori, thanks for visiting my site and deciding to follow along. Looking forward to reading about the pups.

  6. Thomas Ross says:

    So, Lori, how’s life with the hounds?

    Always happy when you come by my blog, so wanted just to drop by your joint and leave my best, warmest wishes.


    • Thx for stopping by, Tom! Life is good, though I’ve been a terrible chronicler of late. :-/. Need to jump back in the saddle, and soon! Always delighted to see your posts appear in my in-box as well. Take care and a very happy 2013 to you….

  7. Lori, thank you for stopping and liking yesterday’s post. I look forward to following your blog as you tell your story and that of your canine companions.

    Take care,


  8. Lori, a note to say thank you for your support and friendship and for sending your nomination my way earlier in the year http://anakegoodall.wordpress.com/unawards/. with my warmest best wishes …

    • Lovely to hear from you, Anake! You’re ver welcome–my nomination was heartfelt. I’m delighted to have made your acquaintance in the blogosphere and always look forward to your posts and our interactions. Wishing you the happiest of holidays…

  9. Lori, I’ve nominated you for the 2012 Blog of the Year Award @ http://davidkanigan.com/2012/12/08/blog-of-the-year/#more-13084. You are under no obligation to accept. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your inspirational posts and your friendship in 2012.

    • Thank you SO much, David! I am both humbled and honored by your nomination and your kind words. I am equally grateful for your many wonderful posts and your friendship. I am truly blessed…

  10. Lori, I have nominated you for the Family of Bloggers Award in this post: http://davidkanigan.com/2012/10/06/1-year-and-counting/. You are under no obligation to accept. I just wanted to thank you for your followership and your friendship. Dave

  11. Hi, thanks for your comment on my recent post ‘New family Order’.
    Thanks for your encouragement, I really appreciate it.

    I am not sure whether this comment will also come through on your feeder. However, your comment came through without a link to your site so i was not sure whether my reply would link back to you. I thought I would drop by and give an extra thank-you to make sure you received it.


    • Hi Elizabeth, So good to hear from you! I know you’re going through a really tough stretch right now, but it’s clear that you’ve got a wonderful relationship with your kids (scattered though they may be) and the wonders of modern technology really *do* make it much easier to stay in touch. I feel certain that you are on the verge of a really *wonderful* chapter in your life, one that’s all about YOU. I know it’s probably difficult to see that now, but I really do think it’s true. So hang in there, my friend, and keep putting one foot in front of the other. You’re gonna surprise yourself with your own inner strength and resilience, I just know it!! 🙂

  12. Thomas Ross says:


    My dog, Sammie, is the Zen-est creature I know. Be like Sammie, I tell myself again and again.

    There’s a joy and style in your writing that draws me in. So glad we connected.


    • Hello Tom! Thx for stopping by my blog *and* for following! I so appreciate it. As for Sammie, I’ll bet he is a joy. What kind of dog is he? My dogs, too, keep me centered. When I was going through my divorce, Lola was a constant reminder that I was loved and that there was promise in every new day–“You’ve got fresh water, something to eat and a roof over your head, girl, all will be well!” she seemed to be saying. “We’ll get through this together!” And we did. I’m delighted we connected, too, and I look forward to your dispatches! 🙂

      • Thomas Ross says:


        Sammie is a mini-goldendoodle and very cool. She runs like the wind and has a sweet personality. She and Lola sound like kindred souls.

        I’m looking forward to following your journey.

        Thanks for your support also for my writing.


      • Sammie sounds adorable, and indeed a kindred spirit to the Bug. 🙂 These creatures are such a joy…

  13. Christine says:

    Donna! I have a black and tan cavalier! Margot. She is one of the loves of my life…

    • A fellow Cav lover!! Woo hoo! Aren’t they *the best* dogs ever? I love Lola Bug to death–the sweetest, easiest, most lovable dog I’ve ever owned. She’s actually Donna, as in Primadonna 😉 I’m Lori, the human she owns. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog *and* for following me. I look forward to our conversations!

      • Christine says:

        They are terrific dogs. You can see Margot on my post “on death and life and planning ahead.” She is peeking out from our fence. Also Esti, our dear Ruby cavalier who passed away in October. Love my girls!

  14. Indira says:

    Hi lori, I’m so sorry, you re blogged my post and in thank you note I thanked Donna. Please don’t mind.

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