Life with Dogs and Cats

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 →
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 →
Places Everyone Part II

Places Everyone Part II

In my previous post, I began by introducing Pasha lying awkwardly at the bottom of our basement stairs. Like Pasha, our Lilah also likes to sleep at the bottom of the stairs, though in her case, we’re talking about our carpeted center staircase in our current home, with her head resting ever so gently on […]

By June 16, 2011 Read More →
Places, Everyone, Part I

Places, Everyone, Part I

Years ago, when I lived in my previous house, my Keeshond mix Pasha liked to lie at the bottom of the basement stairs, sprawling in the tiny four foot by four foot space. With his legs sticking out and his head tilted back, he did a pretty fair impression of a dog with a broken […]

Vocabulary Lesson #1: Cats

Vocabulary Lesson #1: Cats

There’s something about life with cats and dogs that makes you create your own pet word vocabulary. Today I present some of our cat terminology.

By April 21, 2011 Read More →