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Watching From the Shadows

Missy and I had been sitting on the couch when we heard the jingle. “Shhh,” I said. “I think she reappeared.” I set my tablet down, looked behind the furniture. Sure enough, a pair of small eyes gleamed back. After … Continue reading

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Holding On

Pets have a way of making the holidays unforgettable. There was our long-ago cat Twinkle, for example, who discovered the joys of Christmas-tree tinsel. She not only lived, she shared the results in glorious Technicolor behind the television for all … Continue reading

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No Place Like Home

My home is running away from me. Yes, I wrote that correctly. It’s a simple demonstration of what Jack London might have titled The Call of the Grandchild. When two sisters with three kids between them both choose to live … Continue reading

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Making Change

Duchess the Wonder Dog is wondering how to get up on our bed. It’s no small puzzle. Not for the mind, I might add. As part lab and part border collie, Duchess is an honor student among canines. She’s especially … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Dude

The Dude abides no more. Picture a small bird. No, smaller than that. A zebra finch, about the size of your thumb, lively with song, gray with age and deaf as a post. That was The Dude. Yes, was. I … Continue reading

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A Love Without Words

I wish Duchess could tell me what’s wrong. It’s not the first time. Duchess the Wonder Dog is our 9-year-old rescue pup, after all. Many’s the time we’ve wanted to know who made her so cautious around strangers or so … Continue reading

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Get The Picture

My sister and brother-in-law sounded shaky. After I put the phone down, I did, too. It was that kind of news. “We have to put Quaccia down.” For as long as I knew him – and I only knew the … Continue reading

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Breaking Through

Some of you may remember that Robert Heinlein once wrote about a cat who could walk through walls. I figure, this once, that I can match him. After all, I have the dog who walked through doors. The hard way. … Continue reading

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