W.B.’s Book Report: Holy Chow

In the months since we lost Willow The Best Dog There Is™, I was comforted and entertained by the stories of Andy Carpenter by David Rosenfelt. Carpenter is a defense attorney who loves dogs, most especially Tara, a golden retriever he believes to be the best dog ever, mainly because he never met Willow, ofContinue reading “W.B.’s Book Report: Holy Chow”

A dog’s life considered

The dog — the new dog, the one who came into the house to fill the largest void a dog ever left and I know that’s too much to ask of one dog — is curled by my side. I think her eyes are open, so she’s not sleeping, so she’s thinking. What does aContinue reading “A dog’s life considered”

Morning routine

Red is out in the sun, coaxing plants to bloom their flowers and yield their veggies. I am here inside on my blue chair, coaxing words to form into pleasing patterns. We have settled into this routine, although I do feel guilt about not doing more to tame our land and spruce up the house.Continue reading “Morning routine”

The mysterious affair of the FRAP

Why, sometimes, does the sound of the 11-month-old barking randomly send a thrill of irritation up my spine, and sometimes it makes me laugh uncontrollably? Does she continue barking as an experiment to see which response is more real? The dogs are in a constant battle to, I think, determine who will be the alphaContinue reading “The mysterious affair of the FRAP”

The dog who wouldn’t come in

A social media friend — one of those friends from decades ago who now exists only as a name on the purple page — wrote Tuesday about advice she received: When a dog runs away from you, the best thing you can do is sit down in the yard. That’s because chasing the dog feelsContinue reading “The dog who wouldn’t come in”

Puppies and world leaders

There is more love in a puppy’s eyes than in any president’s. There is more trust in an old dog’s eyes than in those of any king, queen, prime minister or chancellor. There is more heart in a hound than in any sociopath who wants to be master. Yes, I trust my dog more thanContinue reading “Puppies and world leaders”

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