Depression, Dogs, and World of Warcraft. My life has been a whirlwind and I barely remember any of it

My late first dog Cooper during the 2017 solar eclipse.

No, the name in the title is not my real name, as you probably guessed. I go by my pen name online, Xennariel or Xen for short. It’s actually the name of the main character of a fantasy book I’ve been trying to write for over fifteen years. I know…

Xennariel Revenlyr is an Ankhari, a species of demon from another world. When tragedy strikes her people, she finds herself trapped in an unfamiliar place that she later discovers is a world dominated by humans. Our world. Thus begins her journey to find her way back home.

Art of Xennariel by Indicreates on Twitter

Dew drops clung to the foliage of the deep woods, a light mist permeating the air. The early morning breeze was cool and the twin suns had yet to breach the horizon, leaving the hushed forest covered in shadows.

Four small figures moved through the trees, swift and light, the…

Education

The rare disease often overlooked and misdiagnosed by veterinarians

My EPI boy Zephyr posing for the camera during our latest trip to the dog park

I’m here to raise awareness about a disease I had no idea existed until several months ago. I’m no expert, but I want to share everything I’ve learned as an owner of a dog diagnosed with EPI. Personal experience is often the best teacher.

Zephyr’s EPI story

When my Border Heeler pup Zephyr…

Xennariel Revenlyr is an Ankhari, a species of demon from another world. When tragedy strikes her people, she finds herself trapped in an unfamiliar place that she later discovers is a world dominated by humans. Our world. Thus begins her journey to find her way back home.

Photo by Max Kleinen on Unsplash

“Shit, what the hell?” Xennariel growled, whirling around to the cafe entrance.

Blue Rain’s patrons screamed and scrambled under tables or as far away as they could from a middle aged man with a receding hairline that stumbled into the cafe. He carried an unconscious customer under one arm and…

Xennariel Revenlyr is an Ankhari, a species of demon from another world. When tragedy strikes her people, she finds herself trapped in an unfamiliar place that she later discovers is a world dominated by humans. Our world. Thus begins her journey to find her way back home.

Art of Xennariel by Amber Harris

“The nerve of that guy!” Xennariel fumed in her room the next morning to an equally annoyed Shakuran as she got ready for the day. “Blackmailing me like that. Who does he think he is?”

Shakuran grumbled in response, agreeing that the man they met in the woods was an…

Xennariel Revenlyr

Gamer, wannabe artist, dog mom, and fantasy genre enthusiast. My dogs Zephyr and Maverick are my world. Consider supporting my work: https://ko-fi.com/xennariel

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