Category Archives: life

I Think It’s An Attitude Problem

On November 4, Downtown Dog Rescue posted a story on its Facebook page about a man who came to the shelter to retrieve his lost dogs. He did not know the shelter charged a redemption fee, and only had enough money … Continue reading

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October Sucks

It has been the GLOOMIEST month. Most days looked like this: It’s rained. My lord, has it rained. Our Best Friend is stinky and needs a bath. I booked the bathing room at the local pet store (they have a … Continue reading

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Life Gets in the Way

Somehow or other I always procrastinate my monthly post until the very last week of the month. This month that was a very bad strategy. Last week was Rosh Hashanah; today and yesterday were spent making a snap decision to … 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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Dog-Sitting Blues, Part 2

A few weeks ago, my girls’ father took them on a jaunt to New York City. It was the first time they went on vacation without me, and I knew if I stayed home I would wander aimlessly through the … Continue reading

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Dog-Sitting Blues

Last Sunday and Monday were logistically complicated in our household. The Spouse decided to attend to some computer event in New York, which entailed leaving Saturday night and returning early Monday evening. The kids were off school Monday, while I … Continue reading

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My 3 1/2 loyal readers may have noticed that this is my first post in a month. There are a number of reasons, chief of which is I have returned to school, in a city two hours away from where … Continue reading

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The Perks of Dog Ownership # 6

Passover ended last Wednesday. It’s a busy, hectic, and difficult holiday, and as it lasts eight days, many people travel to spend it with family.  This year, our community was hit by a number of break-ins, all of which occurred at … Continue reading

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The Old Man and The Dog at Sea

As I was leaving the dog park last week, hurrying to get the kids from school, an older gentleman was walking slowly through the parking lot.  He approached Our Best Friend, smiled at him, and said, “Sit.” Our Best Friend promptly … Continue reading

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The Dog Park

We live a seven minute walk from our local dog park. I just learned recently that it used to be a “bus turnaround” point; hence, it has an oval cement path around the perimeter, and a bus shelter at one … Continue reading

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