Life with Dogs and Cats

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 →
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 →