“Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” – Aristotle.
Let Us Remember to Give Photo Courtesy of Twelve Baskets: Pastor Dave of Connections Community Church in Schoolcraft with donations. While we are making sure that our families have enough to eat (and plenty of toilet paper for other matters!), let us not forget to give. Many individuals struggle with having enough food to eat […]
Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can’t Believe my Dog Did That! Because it’s Halloween…. Here is a true Halloween tale provided by my comical, big, white friend. To read the short essay, click on the book cover below.
Your Eyes Don’t Deceive: Squirrel is a Cat Since it’s been awhile, I decided to post a brand new short story. Never before published. Here for the first time. I do truly write about more than animals. But with our menagerie of crazy dogs and cats, they have provided plenty of stories over the years. […]
Miss Skitters’ Vet Chart A red “dangerous animal” warning label adorned my cat’s vet chart. My sister’s cat, Rascal, boasted this same badge of honor on his chart. Which got me to thinking …which feline was the worst patient? This thought warrants a story, but until then, here are some highlights of their escapades: […]
On a Mission The above mugshot: Miss Skitters Her lifelong mission: find food and devour. Onions? Garlic? Carrots? Pizza? She never encountered a food she didn’t eat. Ever hear of a cat that pilfered food from the garbage can and hid it underneath a bed? How about a cat that closed a closet door […]
That’s What I said… when my husband suggested, “Let’s get a Komondor.” We sat in Barnes & Noble at the time, reading about dog breeds. He slid a book across the table opened to the Komondor section. (To see a Komondor in full cords check out Beck’s Odelay cover.) I thought he was joking. “Yeah right,” […]
Fourth of July with Marley This is one of my favorite pictures of Marley: the first photo we ever snapped. Shortly after we’d wrangled this 6-month old, 60-pound Komondor puppy into our house on the Fourth of July (a story in and of itself), we grabbed the camera. Over the years, this character’s shananigans made […]