• February 12, 2019


    My Contribution to the 12th Annual “Headache on the Hill”

    It happened again. I haven't been posting on social media about migraine attacks, or nerve pain, or falling for two reasons: I've been focused on using social media for writerly[...]

  • January 8, 2019


    Gizmo Testimonial…

    Our family has been friends with the Seelyes for over 25 years. Imagine our joy to learn they moved to Granbury a month after Steve accepted his new job here[...]

  • July 23, 2018


    Why’s that dog on the bus?

    The manuscript for Why's That Dog in Here? is drafted, and first round revisions are underway. I thought you might enjoy a sneak peek, so I asked Steve to pick[...]

  • October 25, 2017


    What’s new with Gizmo, my medical alert service dog?

    I just realized it’s been two years since I last blogged about my service dog. I know many keep up with his daily life and activities through his Facebook and[...]

  • March 24, 2016



    It's been such a busy week! I don't want to neglect my renewed commitment to blog, so here are four quick updates for you: If you aren't aware, or haven't yet liked my[...]

  • June 16, 2015


    Road Trip with Service Dog

    After three months of feeling miserable, my doctors changed some of my medications and the clouds parted. After three years in seminary, my husband graduated with a M.A. in Counseling.[...]

  • May 16, 2014


    No, you may not pet my Service Dog…

    ...but thanks for asking. In case you can't read it, Gizmo has a sign on his harness that says "SERVICE DOG do not distract." Have you ever wondered why? I[...]

  • October 28, 2013


    Tips for Traveling with a Service Dog

    Gizmo and I have been partnered for two years, and during that time we've done planes, trains, automobiles, and hotels in the course of our travels. I get asked a[...]

  • May 18, 2013


    Dog Lovers, please read

    “You’ll have to excuse me; I’m a dog lover…” I hate that sentence. I have learned that what follows is going to be problematic. This “dog lover” will invariably start[...]

  • October 13, 2012


    Help Wanted: Service Dog Trainer

    Gizmo needs a new trainer. Of all the things I thought through, researched, and planned for when I started the process of getting a service dog (SD), finding a new[...]

Kathryn McClatchy
I am a Christian, wife, mother, friend, reader, daydreamer, writer, teacher, digital media strategist, public speaker, stroke survivor, assistance dog partner, and so much more.

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