Category Archives: Stories Along the Journey

Conspiracies

My cats are trying to kill me. I’m absolutely convinced. And I honestly have no idea why. But here’s what happens – daily. Continue reading

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The picture I didn’t take

It was late evening, almost bedtime. The pups had been outside for about an hour after their regularly-scheduled early-evening nap. (Seriously. You can almost set your clock by their evening nap time!) While the others were outside, Chassie lounged half … Continue reading

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When your adorably cute dog gives you a bloody lip

Recently, I’ve been injured a lot by some of the cutest dogs you’ll ever meet. See all that cuteness? Dangerous to my body, I tell you! Bitten Yes, by my own dog*. If I hadn’t taken the photo with my … Continue reading

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Frankie Friday

The super-late edition. Ahem. Well, the Frankfurter went back to see Dr. Tate on Friday and the verdict is in. He’s not using his leg very much and she’s concerned that he’s never going to regain full use of it … Continue reading

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You have HOW many dogs???

As you might imagine, I hear this question a lot. I wouldn’t mind except that I always hear it tinged with judgment, as in “oh…you’re the crazy dog lady everyone always talks about!” A dear friend often tells me that … Continue reading

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Sometimes, I wanna be like my cat

Sometimes, I wanna be like Katie. She’s all spunk and cattitude. She didn’t write the book on being a kitty diva, but she has definitely committed much of it to memory. Katie can be as sweet as pie. She’ll prance … Continue reading

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Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…dog toy in a tree??

My cousin gave the girls some of her dogs’ favorite homemade dog toys a while back. They’re long pieces of polyester fleece with knots tied in them. I have a few theories about how this one ended up stuck in … Continue reading

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When last we left our intrepid Brown Dog…

She was running away from home on a fairly regular basis. Well, not running away, actually. Just taking herself out for a jaunt around the neighborhood. You know, darting in front of cars, chasing rabbits, checking up on the bobcat … Continue reading

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So, you think your pup is smart, huh?

Of course your dog is the smartest one anyone’s ever met. Of course! We all know that. But now you can prove it! Dr. Marty BeckerĀ and Gina Spadafori created PetIQ tests for dogs (and cats!), so you can show the … Continue reading

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A trust broken

“Look what Alex found!” She walked in the door holding a tiny black and white furball in her hands, her two cocker spaniels dancing around, trying to get a glimpse. “I think it’s injured.” “I’m surprised it’s still alive if … Continue reading

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