Category Archives: Animalia

Asking Bella

From where did you come, and where did you go before you came here to me? What happened to make you fear crates and loud noises and the prospect of being left alone? Who put you in a cell with … Continue reading

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Alone Time

Chules is sick today. I can hear his tummy roiling from across the room. He’s been in- and outside at least a dozen times since morning. When I let him out, he beelines to the side yard fence, and tries … Continue reading

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Weekend Wildcard: Groundhogs and Vital Bogs

Yesterday was Groundhogs Day in the US and Canada, and megastar (among the rodent crowd) groundhog Punxsutawney Phil purportedly did not see his shadow, which is said to be a harbinger of an early spring this year. While not the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (Halloween edition)

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Wordless Wednesday 9.19.18

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morning stirs

The clock shows six a.m. Maybe. My eyes don’t quite focus first thing in the morning. My dog Chules has awakened me with his gentle “woof” from halfway down the hall. I don’t know how he expects me to hear … Continue reading

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Rodent Robbers

Snap! smacks the mouse trap, as the spring is spryly sprung. The trap slaps shut with a jolt abrupt. Now the deadly deed is done. Wheeze! breathes the brave mouse, as she gasps to grasp some air. That’s how it … Continue reading

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