Category Archives: Dogs

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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My Best Friend — and Constant Follower — Brutus

Brutus followed me everywhere. This was not always a good thing. As a young pup, he showed a penchant for following me into the grocery store, taking advantage of the electric mats that opened the doors. I’d make sure to leave him … Continue reading

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Brutus, Banished Ruler of Dogdom

To be fair, I was the one banished from the Texas Renaissance Festival by the King. Brutus was just one of the reasons. “I don’t like him,” was the official reason given for my expulsion, according to my buddy Cooper, … Continue reading

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