Calling Home

On my way to the ranch where I conduct Equine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions each week, I pass a variety of roadside signs, advertising fresh produce, or real estate, or sales on mattresses and other items. Several weeks ago, however, I noticed two new signs in particular: one with a picture of a stern looking bulldog and the caption, “Please return our damn dog, please.” The other one was a scrap of cardboard lettered in black marker: “Cheyenne, please call home,” with a phone number listed below. I found myself thinking about these signs throughout the following weeks, as I continued to drive past their plaintive messages. Both represented the pain of loss, of an unwanted separation

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