Category Archives: dogs

Sunday Puppy Pix Fix & The Puppy Love Paradox

The pup I adopted in June is now 16 months old. Merlin has adjusted pretty well to his new life, as have I. We have a regular schedule that he can depend on, regular meals, daily playtime, walkies, games, baths, … Continue reading

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Dog Days Return

The dog days of summer are here. Defined as “the period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere,” you could say that we are smack in the middle … Continue reading

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Dear Old Dog

Today, my darling dog Mia turned 14. In dog years, that’s…really old. Like about 100 in dog years. She’s been totally deaf for the last two of them, and in the last few months, her vision has declined to the … Continue reading

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Feed the Muse

Every once in a while (and thankfully, it doesn’t happen often), I start feeling a little like a hamster in a cage– running forward as fast as I can, but not going anywhere. The last few weeks, I’ve been in … Continue reading

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Yes, I know it looks different. I liked the look of the old theme template better, but frankly, it wasn’t flexible enough for my needs.  It only had one page and limited customization, and I wanted multiple pages, with a … Continue reading

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Three Dog Night

This weekend, the grapes on my grapevines started to ripen, about four weeks early.  Normally, I get them (mostly) picked before the end of August, and the birds and raccoons get the rest.  Since grapes aren’t good for dogs,   I’ve … Continue reading

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Dog Daze

Ever so slowly, dear crabby old Quilly is coming back around.  I came home from the WorldCon and picked her up at the kennel, only to find she had developed a huge ulcer / scrape across her cornea.  Much pain, … Continue reading

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