Category Archives: dog parks

Nostalgia

Once upon a time, there was a Mommy who had three little girls: an Oldest, a Middle one, and the Youngest. When the girls were little, they all loved dogs. They played with their uncle’s dog, Zach; they babysat their friend’s … Continue reading

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Inappropriate Behaviour

Most of the time, I’m very proud of Our Best Friend. He’s come such a long way. When we first got him, he’d go nuts barking if he saw a dog blocks away. It was such an embarrassment. And if … Continue reading

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What I’m Grateful For

Last week was American Thanksgiving. My fellow bloggers to the south put up gratitude- themed posts. (This one, from Tails and Tales, is especially poignant, given the author’s narrow escape from a tornado.) And even though I’m as Canadian as … Continue reading

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One Month Later

I typed most of this from a chair in a friend’s apartment, so tired I could cry. I didn’t bring the camera with the pictures. Hence I am posting this from home a day after writing it. My head hurts. … Continue reading

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Enter Real Life

So September is done— Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah finished. My kids haven’t had a single five-day school week yet. Until now. And while I’ve been back-and-forthing to school and internship, I was home with my kids for … Continue reading

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Glutton for Punishment

For someone who does nothing but bitch, moan, and whine about too much responsibility and not enough time or money, I do awfully stupid things. For one, I’ve got this family of feral cats in my basement. (That’s the next … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday # 6

It’s a blizzard out– again. I should be on my way home from school right now. Instead I left this morning to beat the weather. Otherwise who knows when I would have gotten back. This is the first time the … Continue reading

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday # 5

My area of the continent was in a deep freeze for the last few weeks… and then Monday and yesterday I was obsessing over reports of freezing rain coming my way on the drive to and from school. (I would have skipped … Continue reading

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Newcomers

In the last few months, I haven’t been to the park as much as I used to be, and the last few times I went I haven’t seen any of my friends. And I miss them. In fact, I’m a … Continue reading

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Three Paws on the Rainbow Bridge

When Charles and Sienna walked into the park a few weeks ago, I was thrilled to see them come in. Sienna is one of my favourite dogs: a standard poodle with the people-loving temperament of a golden retriever. I hadn’t seen them … Continue reading

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