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Mom’s Day

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Animals on my planet, Stuff

Early Sunday morning I heard the tell-tale heaving of a puppy’s stomach. I jumped to move Betty to the hardwood floor and there she presented me with the contents of her stomach for Mother’s Day. Then she did it a couple more times, but by the time breakfast rolled around she was fine and I […]

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A weighty issue to consider

September 8th, 2010 · No Comments · Animals on my planet

You know how a little extra weight can creep up on you? One day all your favorite clothes fit well and then without any significant dietary change they begin to feel snug. Its not until you actually step on the scale that you realize that you have put on ten pounds with no effort at […]

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Identity crisis

July 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Animals on my planet

Growing up we had a beagle named Max. Max came with my stepfather and had been his companion during his stint as a New York City cab driver, so I imagine it was a bit of a¬†culture shock when out of nowhere this woman and her kid infiltrated his pack. Maybe pack isn’t the right […]

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Squirrels and bunnies and mice, oh my!

March 28th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Animals on my planet, Venting

We live in the city so I am always surprised at the wildlife issues we are confronted with. To be fair we don’t live downtown, we live in area that is predominantly single family homes with yards, but it is the city none the less. Last year a family of squirrels took up occupancy in […]

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Christmas – its really for the kids.

December 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Animals on my planet

Santa brought Goose and Mike brand new fleece toys. They were very excited and once they had traded toys several times with minimal growling, they set about to the real work of disemboweling their new toys. First, locate and remove all squeaking objects. Second, pull out all stuffing and separate limbs from torso. Lastly, diligently […]

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Forgiveness

December 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Animals on my planet

I grew up with dogs, lots of dogs. First was Max, then Missy, then Lily, Dobbie, JB and Newsboy. Later came Annie, Copper, Cougar and Jenny to name just some. Seriously there were many dogs. And each time one of my furry brothers or sisters spent quality tooth-time with one of my treasures be it […]

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The skinny

November 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Animals on my planet, Stuff

So last week I declare my gratitude to all (both) of my readers and to my blog itself and then….. crickets. Nothing. So by way of an update: There was talk of Goose’s weight. Someone (Bob) thought that there was too much of it. I maintained that his torso is just larger than his legs […]

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Little Dog Statue

September 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Animals on my planet

This little dog statue has now been in my family for three generations. When I was a little girl it was in my grandmother’s home: the home I lived in until I was seven.¬† We didn’t have an actual dog and I remember that I used to play with this one. My memory tells me […]

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A Canine’s Place

August 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Animals on my planet, Stuff, Venting

It was in the news yesterday – again. Some thoughtless woman left her dog in the car while she had lunch at the mall. The windows of the car were rolled down, but apparently that was not enough to keep the poor thing alive in the 90 degree heat (really????). I know this happens all […]

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Harnessed Energy

August 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Animals on my planet, Stuff

Our dogs have issues. I mean, really, could they be my dogs without them? If they were Bob’s and Bob’s alone they would probably be totally well adjusted, but throw me in the mix and there is like a reverse magnetic reaction and everything goes a little wonky. Case in point: Mike the yellow lab, […]

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