I said to the dog, I said

"No breakfast this morning. You're having anesthetic at the vet today." He looked at me and cocked his head inquiringly."Ann us thet tic," I enunciated slowly, to clarify."Wiggle, wiggle?" he asked with the rear half of his body. "No, no food today, boy," I answered. "Prance, prance, silly foot waving?" he asked with his front paws. "No, Buddha. No food today," I replied firmly."You can have some water, though," and I pointed to the dish. "Drink," I said. He turned around and faced away from me and the water bowl. "You Drink it," his backside said. ...more
Poor buddy! I hope he is feeling better soon and enjoying a full dish of steak ;)more

Going to Work Takes two

If you scroll down past today's post,   http://dld.bz/a3zvEyou'll see my posts for 11/27-28, 11/26 and 11/25.  ...more

I Know These Are the Qualities You’d Like in a Dog, but You SCREAM a Bad Match

http://thebaboo.comI’ve been on a mission to adopt a Boxer puppy and I’ve been doing research on the breed and searching for puppies every day. I’ve been contacting breeders and asking questions. I asked one particular breeder if she could direct me to a breeder whose dogs are on the smaller side, don’t drool, and have a more mellow personality (boxers are high energy dogs, but some have more energy than others.)...more

Sunday Social - Blue

Anne Kimball Bringing Borya Home Next one down on my siggy line...Anne, Wife of Fred for 23 yearsMom of:Patrick (16)James (16)Rosie (13)Bella(14)Julie (13)Daniel (12)My children around the world:Milly in TaiwanEun Hae in South KoreaFelice in Hong KongNadya in GermanyObrin in New YorkAnd our critters Blue, Annabelle, Fiona, Sunny, Sophie and Cindy-Lou; Mamfy, Mali and Punkin; Nick; Frog 1 and Horny Toad; Charlie and Dizzy; Minnie an...more

My Afternoon Of Reading (Or Trying To)

A photo essay about what happens when one woman tries to read on the farm. It seems the animals did not approve of her reading choice. ...more
Typed by mom for R:  I am asking if we can borrow this photo (the last one) and use it for my ...more

Are You a Dog Person or a Cat Person?

People love their pets – 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 72.9 million homes. Those 72.9 million homes have 86.4 million cats and 78.2 million dogs. And U.S. pet owners are spending money on those beloved pets – to the tune of $48.35 billion in 2010 – according to the 2011-2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey.That's a lot of dogs and cats. And the majority of their people can be easily classified:...more

Sounds Like...

Shutup Roxy is nearly 12 years old. Since I am at home most of the day, most days, she and I spend a great deal of time together. I have become so in tune with her movements, that I can tell you what she's doing by sound alone. The other night from the edges of sleep, The Husband says, "What is that sound?" It was a low, rhythmic rub. "Do you have something off balance in the washing machine?" "No," I sighed, "That's Roxy eating her ass." "What? No. Do you have a metal pan lid in the top rack of the dishwasher that's getting sprayed funny? Is there trash on the porch?...more

Dogs Acting Like Kids

Dogs Acting Like Kids Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.  ~Voltaire...more

Our Old Dog Was Ready But I Could Not Let Him Go

Our Old Dog Was Ready But I Couldn't Let Him GoHow do you know if your beloved old dog, your family pet, is ready to die? Can you ever really know? Is there a right time? How do you know when it's time?...more

Creature Comforts: Are Pets More Comforting Than Husbands?

One of the many reasons I adore my ex-husband is that he starts so many sentences with: "So, it turns out you were right about …"Today he called to say it turns out I was right on two counts: the woeful emotional inadequacy of husbands and the healing love of a good dog.My ex is often alerted to my inalienable rightnesses by our paper of record, The New York Times, which is what prompted this morning's most recent example....more