Category Archives: Pets

Happy Birthday, Stella!

My sweet doggie, Stella, the star of the show in so many ways, turns 2 years old today. She may not notice or know it’s her birthday but she sure enjoyed the extra meatball treats she got with breakfast and … Continue reading

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Happy Adoption Day, Stella!

Yesterday marked exactly one year since we brought our little fuzzball of a puppy, Stella, home from the animal shelter, not fully aware of the beast we’d just tied our lives to. She was just 2 months old, wiggly and … Continue reading

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Stella @ 3 Months

It’s our new puppy’s 3-month birthday, and just about a month since we first brought her home. In that one month, we’ve watched her grow quite a bit, and got into a rhythm of the basic, daily puppy activities: eating, … Continue reading

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Here We Dog Again…

Meet Stella. This little sweetie came home with us from the Humane Society of Fremont County this last Monday and our house has been Puppy Central ever since. You can easily see why. And here we dog again… I had … Continue reading

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The Sad Saga of Squirrel & 2 Pups

Last time I wrote about my dog, Squirrel, I mentioned her 11-pup litter, 9 males, 2 females. That did making the pups away much easier, but when you’re in college and all your friends are, too, few of you are … Continue reading

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My Dog, Squirrel

Squirrel Tooth Alice came right in the front door of college rent house, grinning and wiggling, Mike Eddy just behind her at the door. A sleek lab with so much black a dollop of it spilled out onto her tongue … Continue reading

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A Few Stray Dog Tales

Not that the dog was stray — no, these are just some left-over tales of my dog, Brutus. I’ve already written how he became my dog (accidentally) and how I killed him (on purpose —okay, I “put him to sleep” … Continue reading

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The Day I Killed My Dog

Every dog has his day, they say — and every day comes to an end. A dozen years is a decent run for a dog, especially a hard-luck mutt like Brutus. After surviving snakebite, being hit by a car, run over by a … Continue reading

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From Yapper to Scrapper

Brutus started off as a yapper as a pup, holding his head high while trotting forward  to challenge anyone and anything that came into his view. This was part of why my buddy Robert liked him and took him for awhile, whisking … Continue reading

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Coming Attraction: Me!

That’s right, off the back porch and onto the main stage! I’m taking a workshop called “Creating a One-Person Show.” Maybe I’m not ready for prime time yet, but you know I’ve got some stories to tell, and my days … Continue reading

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