Susan C. Willett

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The Comfort Hound

By April 12, 2012 Read More →
Squirreling it Away

Squirreling it Away

My family room features several large windows that overlook a stone patio and a shade garden. Hanging throughout the garden are a few bird feeders. Well, more than a few. Actually, more than a dozen. I love watching birds at my feeders. It’s mesmerizing and fascinating. In a post a few months ago, I included […]

By April 11, 2012 Read More →
Springing into Action

Springing into Action

Well, that wasn’t much of a winter. We had maybe one serious snowfall–other than the infamous branch-breaking snow last October. (If you’re interested, check out my two posts from last year: ‘Snow Kidding and Snow. Fall.) And we had very few days where the temperature dipped below freezing. Not that I’m complaining. I’m not much […]

By April 3, 2012 Read More →
Tucker, One Year Later

Tucker, One Year Later

Tucker, Terrier at LargeAt Camp Bow Wow, they call him “the gentleman.” At home, I believe Jasper and Lilah refer to him as “the brat.” And I’ve had it on good authority that Dawn and Athena call him “That Dog”—as in, “Crap! It’s That Dog again.” Lilah as a pillow for her brother. I’m talking […]

By March 27, 2012 Read More →
Patient Jasper

Patient Jasper

Jasper has surgery to remove his anal sacs that we constantly becoming infected. It was a rough ride, but he does okay, even if he has to wear the Cone of Shame.

By March 19, 2012 Read More →
Spoiler Alert: Jasper is Okay

Spoiler Alert: Jasper is Okay

Scene I: At the Movies I am a movie fan; I love a good flick. Though I tend to enjoy independent films and those not made by the Hollywood machine, I try to be open to other movie experiences. That said, there is one type of film I studiously avoid: any movie where there is […]

By March 12, 2012 Read More →
A Bone to Pick

A Bone to Pick

In my last post, we learned about Bones. But one reader had a bone to pick with me about how well I covered the topic. My awesome sister-in-law (and fellow dog lover) Randi pointed out that I missed a Critical Part of the Art of Bone Appreciation. She asks, “Do none of your canines hide […]

By March 6, 2012 Read More →
The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones

Dogs love to chew. Particularly if you’re a puppy Though sometimes it’s hard to tell what’s on the Approved to Chew List. Particularly if you’re a puppy. So, for the record, the following are Not on the Approved to Chew List: Shoes Underwear Wires Books Newspapers Furniture Walls Floors (I swear at least one of […]

By February 27, 2012 Read More →

True love

By February 22, 2012 Read More →
For the Birds

For the Birds

I like watching birds–though I’m not a bird watcher. To explain: I’m not the kind of person who goes on birding treks to find exotic species. Instead, what I really enjoy is sitting in my family room–or outside when it’s warm–and just simply watching birds.  To paraphrase Opus the penguin, I’m talking about “plain Jane, […]

By February 15, 2012 Read More →