Tag Archives: beasties

The one in which we lose some and gain some

Share

Early this year, we lost our beloved Porch Cat after a slow decline that left her deaf, blind and somewhat demented. A fat rescued tortoiseshell named Fraidy joined our family at Jay’s insistence weeks later. Shortly thereafter, Ashlie’s dog Chloe was … Continue reading

Posted in Being | Tagged | 2 Comments

On Letting Sleeping Dogs Lie

Share

When I was a kid, I got bit by two dogs. The first was a stranger’s beagle and the second, our own persnickety Irish Setter. After that, I became particularly shy with dogs and remained so for many years. A … Continue reading

Posted in Being | Tagged | 3 Comments

The Beastly Bastard

Share

This is Pig. Actually, his full name is Ignatius Banjous Trimagnaton which is of course ridiculous and therefore rarely invoked. Mostly he’s introduced as Iggy B. but when we’re irritated with him which happens all too often, he is simply … Continue reading

Posted in Being | Tagged | 2 Comments

lazy bastards

Share

I'd invite you over to lounge on the couch, but there's precious little room left once the deceptively small Italian Greyhounds stretch out. Seriously, the Border Collie/Brittany Spaniel takes up less space.

Posted in Being | Tagged , | Comments Off on lazy bastards

Faithfully Yours

Share

  She follows me day and night; quietly, sidling, rarely making a point to make her presence known. She is always on watch, underfoot, at my side or hovering nearby. Despite her size, she is often so unobtrusive that I … Continue reading

Posted in Being | Tagged , | Comments Off on Faithfully Yours