Sing Me A Story

It’s weird how you can listen to the same song again and again and then suddenly it occurs to you why you like it so much… it’s telling you a story that you relate to.

I love Imagine Dragons. I’ve yet to hear a song by them that I don’t…

I Write For Both. What I like, What I don’t like.

Totally random photo of Author taken by a friend

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. From what I’m told, I was telling stories even before I knew how to properly write them down.

An English teacher in high school once told me that being a writer is something that you ARE, not something that you…

My Last Treasured Animal Piece About My First Treasured Animal

My heart belonged to her. Photo taken by Author’s father.

I was living in Jacksonville, Florida when a puppy mill was discovered and subsequently shut down. Over 2,500 dogs and puppies were rescued alive.

Due to the conditions of the mill, many were quite sick and since there were so many more that were adoptable and needed homes, the sick…

Animal Rescue

Treasured Animals

I AM the mother of furry dragons. Photo taken by Author’s husband.

For the last three and a half years, whenever someone finds out that I have chinchillas (well, one now, but I’ll get to that), they want to see pictures.

Immediately they exclaim, “they’re so cute! I want one!”

To which I always reply, “no… you don’t.”

Do not get me…

Animal Rescue

Treasured Animal

Photo taken by Author’s husband

February 21, 2020 was arguably the worst day of my life. My beloved heart-dog, Torey, was gone. She’d loved me for 16 years, one month and 24 days. I would love and miss her for the rest of my life.

I was shattered. Broken. A shell of the person that…

Treasured Animals

Panther — Photo taken by Author

I have seven animals, all of them rescues.

I plan to tell all of their stories, but it seemed easier to break it up by species rather than attempt to tell seven stories in one article. …

I don’t consider my pets my possessions.

Hugging my dog with our matching collars. Photo was taken by my husband.

Possession. Property. Owner.

None of these are words that I apply to my animals.

If anything, they own me. I work so that they can have a better life. They eat better than I do. They own more things in my house than I do.

We don’t even have a…

Always with the animals. Tiny little me standing by a sheep that is definitely bigger than I was at the time, totally unafraid and just wanting to pet the creature…

Dear Slightly Smaller Courtney,

Yup. You’re still short. But you’re good at it, so that’s okay.

Guess what? You grow up to be a…

Sometimes a Dream Destination isn’t That Far Away

Photo was taken by Author

My husband and I got married on October 27, 2019. We chose the end of October specifically so that we could spend our honeymoon during Halloween in Universal Studios and Disney World.

We live in South Florida so Orlando is about a three-and-a-half-hour drive away. …

All Photos Taken by Author’s Husband

Dear Rosie,

I often wonder what you’d say if you could talk to me.

There are so many things I wish that I could make you understand, so many questions in my mind that only you can answer.

From the moment your sad eyes looked at me in the shelter…

Courtney Capone

Living on dreams and the hope for a better tomorrow.

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