Tag Archives: dogs

Where Would You #Read, If You Could Read Anywhere?

I was a tomboy as a kid. It was the 1970s, and my neighborhood friends and I played outdoors whenever we could. My grass-stained knees and shins were usually dirty and covered in scrapes and bruises; I adored all the … Continue reading

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The Joy of Running in the Rain

Why don’t more people run in the rain? This is a question I’ve asked myself for over thirty years, and today, I’m putting it online, hoping to get some answers. Sure, I understand why people avoid the rain if they’re … Continue reading

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Sharing Opinions with our Children

Last week, while out jogging with the dog, I passed a group of parents, kids, and a couple of other dogs waiting at a school bus stop. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that my mutt isn’t the world’s … Continue reading

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Going Batty: A Rabies Story

It’s 11:33 on Friday morning, and I’m waiting for the phone to ring. I’d be lying if I said the anxiety’s killing me, but also can’t deny that I really, really hope to hear some positive news. Here’s the story, … Continue reading

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Dog and Cat are (slowly becoming) Friends

Last month, I posted about losing our sweet cat, Jack, to cancer, just weeks after we’d adopted a new kitty named Sherlock to be his pal. Suffice to say, it was a sad and confusing time for all members of … Continue reading

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Pets, Loss, Sad Old Movie Characters, and Pesky Kids

A little black and white cat is hopping around my living room, knocking things off the mantle and quietly testing the dog’s patience with his innocent, precocious behavior. He’s adorable, cuddly, and amusing. I should be smiling. But my heart … Continue reading

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Getting a Dog to Boost Your Immune System? Please Don’t!

Out on the interwebs recently, I stumbled across an article about strengthening the human immune system. I can’t recall the website or the author of the article, but it mentioned some sensible, natural solutions. Things like eating healthier, exercising regularly, … Continue reading

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What Kind of #Dog is That?

Two years ago, my family decided to get a dog. The kids were getting older and more responsible—they’d promised to walk, bathe, and clean up after the animal—and I’d wanted a dog for years too. Which is a good thing, … Continue reading

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Songs of Paper: #MusicTuesday Guest Post by Duke Miller

Today, I’m thrilled to have Duke Miller as a guest for Music Tuesday. “Songs of Paper” is an excerpt from his forthcoming book, On Damaged Ground. ———————————————————————————————————- I dedicate this story to Pantopicon. She is a writer working at Wattpad.com … Continue reading

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