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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 →
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 →
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 →
Vocabulary Lesson #3: Dogs, N through Z

Vocabulary Lesson #3: Dogs, N through Z

There’s something about having dogs around the house that encourages one to make up words. Here are just some of ours.

By October 13, 2011 Read More →
Vocabulary Lesson #2: Dogs, A through M

Vocabulary Lesson #2: Dogs, A through M

Admit it, you have many pet names for your pets. We have an entire dictionary.

By October 4, 2011 Read More →
After Irene

After Irene

Hurricane Irene rained and raged and stormed and blew. By the next morning, the rain had let up a bit and by early afternoon, all that was left was the wind.

By September 13, 2011 Read More →
Battening Down the Hatches, Hunkering Down and Dodging Bullets

Battening Down the Hatches, Hunkering Down and Dodging Bullets

After living through Hurricane Irene, I swear I will never again use the terms “Batten Down the Hatches,” “Hunker Down” or “Dodging Bullets.”

By September 2, 2011 Read More →
Mother’s Little (or Not So Little) Helpers

Mother’s Little (or Not So Little) Helpers

Anyone who shares their lives and homes with dogs or cats can tell you that they all love to Help. And they are Very Helpful Indeed. Animals like to Help with all kinds of tasks and chores, whether it’s sorting laundry or cooking dinner or raking leaves. I think there’s some kind of Universal Furry […]

By April 28, 2011 Read More →