Susan C. Willett

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Shadow Play

Shadow Play

Though our two cats are sisters, they are as different as day and night. Inside and outside. Sunlight and shadow. Dawn likes to hide under boxes. Athena likes to sit inside them. Dawn likes to sit on a lap facing the lap owner’s knees. Athena likes to sit on a person’s chest facing his or […]

By February 7, 2012 Read More →
Plush with Joy

Plush with Joy

A few posts ago, I wrote about the game of Tug.  A perennial favorite, it nearly always involves some sort of plush toy–or what is left of a plush toy. Some of these stuffed animal carcasses look like nothing more than the empty skin of what once was, for example, a soft huggable bunny. That’s because […]

By February 2, 2012 Read More →
Tug Bouts

Tug Bouts

Ah, the joys of a good game of Tug. There’s nothin’ quite like it. Two forces pulling in opposite directions with only a plush toy in the middle. A battle of wills, of strategy, of physics.  And some happy growls and wagging tails. It could be human or canine on the other end. Perhaps there’s […]

By January 19, 2012 Read More →
Letting the Cat Out of the Bag

Letting the Cat Out of the Bag

I’d like to reveal a secret, to “let the cat out of the bag.” I’d like to, but the cats aren’t telling. Anyone who knows cats can probably tell you a few things about cats and bags. As in, cats go in them. Actually, it’s kind of hard to prevent. If you put a bag […]

By January 11, 2012 Read More →
Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Corinne’s student film, from a dog and cat perspective.

By January 6, 2012 Read More →
Scene 2, Take 1: Jasper’s next scene

Scene 2, Take 1: Jasper’s next scene

I’m just waiting for Jasper to require sparkling water, his own trailer and a personal petter. That is, if his film acting experience goes to his head. Last week, I wrote about Jasper in his role as Jake, a dog character that appears in my daughter Corinne’s senior thesis film, Emily’s Revolution. In his first […]

By December 27, 2011 Read More →
Lights! Camera! Jasper!

Lights! Camera! Jasper!

The script called for my daughter’s senior thesis film called for dog that was a “big goofball.” Jasper was perfect for the part.

By December 19, 2011 Read More →
Sticks Together

Sticks Together

What is it about sticks? It seems everybody likes them. Dogs like ’em of course. Jasper and Lilah, sticking together. Pun intended. But people have been known to play with sticks as well. When my daughter Corinne was little, she had a pet stick. To anyone who has young children, it would come as no […]

By November 14, 2011 Read More →
Snow. Fall.

Snow. Fall.

The snowstorm nor’easter that slammed the east coast on October 29 wreaked havoc in our neck of the woods.  At the time, trees still had their leaves; many of which hadn’t even begun to color, let alone drop. The leaves caught the heavy snow like cupped hands, and the overburdened branches bent and then broke […]

By November 10, 2011 Read More →
Snow Kidding

Snow Kidding

I don’t think anyone really believed it was going to happen.  Flurries aren’t unheard of in October, but a full-fledged snow storm? With actual accumulations and snow sticking to the streets? Hardly likely.  I don’t think I’m alone this year in my irritation about the Christmas decorations that already started crowding out the Halloween candy […]

By November 3, 2011 Read More →