Life with Dogs and Cats

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 […]

Mother’s Little (or Not So Little) Helpers

Mother’s Little (or Not So Little) Helpers

Anyone who shares their lives and homes with dogs or cats can tell you that they all love to Help. And they are Very Helpful Indeed. Animals like to Help with all kinds of tasks and chores, whether it’s sorting laundry or cooking dinner or raking leaves. I think there’s some kind of Universal Furry […]

By April 28, 2011 Read More →
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 →
Lilah Becoming Brave

Lilah Becoming Brave

When Lilah first came to live with us, she was scared of everything from my mom’s purse to an anniversary bouquet. With love and training, she became a confident, sweet and friendly dog.

By April 5, 2011 Read More →
Cats and Dogs Living Together

Cats and Dogs Living Together

It wasn’t easy. I think if I knew just how much work it would be, I might have stopped it before it began. Bringing 2 kittens into a house ruled by dogs does not sound like a good idea. But my son played me like a drum set, pounding me with emotional arguments until I […]

By January 2, 2011 Read More →