Susan C. Willett

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Cats and Dogs Living Together

Cats and Dogs Living Together

It wasn’t easy. I think if I knew just how much work it would be, I might have stopped it before it began. Bringing 2 kittens into a house ruled by dogs does not sound like a good idea. But my son played me like a drum set, pounding me with emotional arguments until I […]

By January 2, 2011 Read More →
Athena

Athena

Her words are measured and parsed, quietly and only at the appropriate times. If there’s too much noise in the room, you might not even hear her. Athena speaks softy. She is tidy, thoughtful and methodical. Every move is calculated, purposeful and intended. She meant to do it. Athena plans carefully. Unless she’s chasing her […]

By December 19, 2010 Read More →
Dawn

Dawn

    “Mep.”  That’s what Dawn says all the time. It’s an all-purpose word. It can mean, “Feed me.” It can mean, “I need a lap.” It can also be physical punctuation–a sound that adds emphasis as she lands on the chair, then the bench, then the bookshelf. And I’ve also heard it used as […]

By December 18, 2010 Read More →
Jasper

Jasper

Wherever we go, the response is nearly the same. What kind of dog is he? Jasper draws stares, comments and tons of compliments at the dog park, pet store and vet’s office. A very leggy dog, Jasper brings to mind the AT-AT battle walkers featured in The Empire Strikes Back.  (My inner geek is showing,  […]

By December 5, 2010 Read More →
Lilah

Lilah

Imagine a small border collie, with glossy, obsidian black fur. Then, shrink her down a bit, so she weighs about 34 pounds. Watch her walk by on soundless paws that make you think she’s part cat.  Give her eyes the color of caramels. That’s my Lilah, whose name means “night” in Hebrew. A smart dog, […]

By December 5, 2010 Read More →

Meet Jasper and Lilah

Jasper and Lilah came to live with us in October 2009.  We found them through Petfinder.  We had just

By February 3, 2010 Read More →