Life with Dogs and Cats

The Grass is Always Greener

The Grass is Always Greener

There are three seasons of dog. Grass. Snow. And Mud.

Elsa Clair, the Great Black-and-White Hunter

Elsa Clair, the Great Black-and-White Hunter

No bug is safe in our house, thanks to Elsa Clair.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie…Somewhere Else

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie…Somewhere Else

Searching for a law of physics to explain why our dog Tucker expands when he sleeps.

By April 30, 2013 Read More →
Bowled Over

Bowled Over

Poor Lilah dog has to eat out of the Nasty Metal Bowl because her brother Tucker broke her normal one.

By April 17, 2013 Read More →
The Carpet Shark Attacks

The Carpet Shark Attacks

Calvin the Carpet Shark, a dastardly denizen of the family room, decided that Lilah is the toy of choice. Sweet Lilah plays along.

By April 9, 2013 Read More →
CSI: My Kitchen, Part II (a cat mystery)

CSI: My Kitchen, Part II (a cat mystery)

The story continues. The suspects are interrogated. The crimes continue. Will the mystery of the drowned cat toys be solved?

By March 12, 2013 Read More →
CSI: My Kitchen, Part I (a cat mystery)

CSI: My Kitchen, Part I (a cat mystery)

The lifeless body lay limply on my kitchen floor. Tail thrown at an awkward angle. Eyes black and sightless as felt. Pink ears darkened and sagging. Fur wet, matted…and blue. Part 1 of 2.

By March 5, 2013 Read More →
Tucker, Certified

Tucker, Certified

Several years ago, my dad fell on the stairs of Temple University Hospital, while carrying a lunch tray of curry back to his office from the cafeteria. Without going into the unhappy details, this incident triggered a series of events that kept him hospitalized for weeks.  My dad has since recovered, and I have safely […]

By February 13, 2013 Read More →
Story: Cache & Carry

Story: Cache & Carry

If you share your home with cats or kittens, you will know that one of their favorite things to do is to put their toys under things. And then pull them out. But sometimes they need a little help.

By January 22, 2013 Read More →
It’s Snow Time!

It’s Snow Time!

Like most dogs, my three love the snow. I don’t know what it is about the cold flaky stuff that makes Lilah, Jasper and Tucker, well, flaky.

By December 31, 2012 Read More →