I’m not one those dogs that feels a compulsion to herd people, constantly circling and nudging legs to keep my group together. But I do like to have a big-picture sense of where everyone is. My family is challenging me right now and I don’t appreciate it. For example, the youngest one disappeared. Poof. One … Continue reading In My Own Voice #39: I’ve Got My Eyes on You
A Senior Moment
On a lovely evening sitting around the firepit with dear friends we found ourselves confronting some sobering truths about the future. We met when we were one-child families and have stayed friends as each of our families have grown to include a second child and, inevitably, a dog. In my friends’ cases, make that two … Continue reading A Senior Moment
In My Own Voice #19: Two Roads Diverged in a Wood and I, I Took the One Less Traveled By*
My female walking companion gets into ruts. Always walking the same way. Down the alley, turn right; past the playground turn right again, and so on. If we meet up with friends—my buddies Stella, Zadie, Flash, Calie, and Sheva all bring their people out with them--my walking budding seems amenable to trying new routes. However, … Continue reading In My Own Voice #19: Two Roads Diverged in a Wood and I, I Took the One Less Traveled By*
Affronts to a Dog’s Dignity
It takes a special dog to keep his poise when forced to don the cone of shame. Even Pettigrew was challenged.
Is Your Dog Limping? Or, What Pettigrew Taught Me About Physical Impairments
Why was it so hard for me to answer when people asked about Pettigrew's limp? I always felt defensive, like I wasn't a good caregiver.