Life with Dogs and Cats

Smitten

Smitten

I hadn’t planned on having any more pets. I had told everyone I was full up with a complete set of three dogs and two cats. Then I was smitten…by kittens.

By October 16, 2012 Read More →
Picture Perfect, Part II

Picture Perfect, Part II

Part 2 of 2: Trying to get good photos of my dogs, I share some of my successes.

By August 16, 2012 Read More →
Picture Perfect, Part I

Picture Perfect, Part I

Part 1 of 2: Getting a good photo of three dogs in one shot is a challenge, but it can be done.

By August 8, 2012 Read More →
Cover Up

Cover Up

After she finishes her meals, Athena neatly folds placemats over the empty bowls. Never saw this one in the cat behavior books.

By July 24, 2012 Read More →
Keepin’ Cool

Keepin’ Cool

How to keep cool on a hot summer day. If you’re a dog.

By July 10, 2012 Read More →
Story: Swimming in it

Story: Swimming in it

Some dogs like to cool off in the kiddie pool. Other don’t even want to get their feet wet.

Her Highness, Dawn the Cat

Her Highness, Dawn the Cat

Dawn gets high

Imagine That: Dogs and Cats Texting

Imagine That: Dogs and Cats Texting

Those of us who share our lives with other species get to know them as individuals. We learn to intuit what they’re thinking. They talk to us with their bodies, their eyes, their movements. And each cat, each dog, each bird or gerbil, has a different personality, a different way of looking at things, a […]

By April 30, 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 →
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 →