Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Saving Power of Silly

I’ve seen Missy the Charmer, Missy the Artist, even Missy the Ninja. But once in a while, our amazing lady decides to be Missy the Rebel instead. Toothbrushes are firmly handed back, or dropped in the sink. “No.” A sit-down … Continue reading

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Claiming Space

By the time I came to bed, a furry mountain range had already seized most of the acreage. “Blake…” Big Blake, the Clydesdale Canine, remained motionless, the dark fur of his muscular body almost invisible in the night. He may … Continue reading

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Snownose

In the shady recesses of the Rochat back yard, the last holdouts of snow still linger. For a little while each day, so does Duchess the Wonder Dog. For those who haven’t met her yet, Duchess is our eldest dog, … Continue reading

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Gone to (Tea) Pot

There are things that must happen in a Missy morning. But the greatest of these is tea. Get the kettle singing. Ready the Tetley’s – always Tetley’s, never any flavored stuff. Mix it up with a bit of milk, enough … Continue reading

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In The Blink of an Eye

Pay no attention to the eye doctor, Scott. Yes, he is going to be holding a needle in his hand. Yes, it will be approaching your eyelid. But we’re not going to think about that, right? We’re just going to … Continue reading

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