Life with Dogs and Cats

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 →
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 →
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. 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 →
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 →