Category Archives: Creatures

Animals, pets, critters, great and small

The Dog Ate Saran Wrap

Gizmo is really a good dog most of the time. He’s a 15 years old Sheltie who long ago outlived most of the other dogs of his breed. He spends most of his days napping and dreaming. His arthritis prevents … Continue reading

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The Somalia Pirate Dog

When Obama was in the White House, he had a pet dog called a Portuguese Water  Dog. Joe Biden also has his eye on a pet dog. It is an unusual dog known as a Somalia Pirate Dog. The new … Continue reading

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Here Come the Mules

“So, what’s the big deal about mules,” asked my grandson, as he skated in circles balancing himself on the heels of his wheeled tennis shoes, a new skill he was  beginning to master. We were trying to get ready to … Continue reading

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Soapy Sunday

Mornings! I hate ’em. I headed for the kitchen for a cup of coffee, hoping it would help open my eyes so I could see how to brush my teeth. I stopped at the kitchen door and rubbed my bleary … Continue reading

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Does Santa Bring Dog Gifts?

Dear Santa, I know you are in business to deliver toys to kids, not dogs. However, maybe you do not deliver to dogs because they do not write and ask. I am sure with all the reindeer that you have, … Continue reading

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A Dog With No Name

We went to a breeder and picked her out even before she was old enough to come home. She was cute, I must admit, really cute. Before you ask, she is a Shih Tzu, a small frou-frou dog from a … Continue reading

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Howl-o-ween Party

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you find out you “ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.” The other night we went to a Halloween party. Now I’ve been to Halloween parties before and have seen some pretty weird sights, but … Continue reading

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My Cat Can Fly

Less you be confused, my cat cannot fly like a bird. Misty flies more like Superman, minus the cape, that is, leaping tall buildings in a single bound. All cats can jump, of course, but Misty seems to have extraordinary … Continue reading

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Hamster Goes from Buddy to Third Wheel

If you’ve never had a hamster for a pet, you just don’t know what you are missing. I thought I had graduated from befriending rodents when my children grew up and left home. At last, I thought, no more hamsters. … Continue reading

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The Mischievous Cat’s New Tree

DAY 1 – One of the most joyful things about the holiday season is the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree. At last the tree is up, trimmed and in all its glory. The lights are sparkling and the … Continue reading

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