[“Can you guess why I’m so happy?”] Last week, we took Elsie for her annual checkup at the vet (a place she absolutely loves–go figure). At the end of the appointment, the vet pronounced her an ideal specimen of canine health. Not only that; Elsie had lost nine pounds since her previous visit. Nine pounds! […]
Ar mum is dung doo doo ng duing fine shes werking hard. she mises th blog and hoeps to bee back sune. we mis it to. x o Elsie + Chaser PS pls give us fud.
It’s so great to hear from people who enjoy seeing (and hearing!) The Girls in the blog. But I have to tell you, folks, what with all this attention, and then with the Oscar buzz happening yesterday (yay Daniel Day-Lewis!), they suddenly think they’re celebrities or something. They’ve even begun to re-enact famous movies. For instance, […]
Both our dogs contain a generous sprinkling of Border Collie, a breed known for its patience. As a working breed, BCs were meant to guard sheep all day; and since sheep are not exactly what you’d call wild and crazy guys, the BCs must be willing to sit still for a very long time. Moreover, they exhibit what’s known as the “Border Collie Stare”–that […]
*Or, How Our Puppy Got Her Name Once, several years ago, I read in a women’s magazine that the best time to discuss “serious” issues with your male partner is when you’re in the car, preferably going for a long drive. That way, you are in close contact with each other, it’s quiet and private, he […]
On one episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David’s post-Seinfeld exploration of our modern cultural zeitgeist, he explains why he got rid of his dog by saying “It’s like having a bum living in your house.” As much as I adore Mr. David’s show and can understand how he might feel that way (Larry’s character has had his […]
Well, I hope everyone out there had a Happy New Year. Ours would have been very pleasant and laid back–after all, we were guests at my friend’s 8000 square foot “cottage” (you read that right–were we lucky, or what??), we were in a pastoral wonderland of snow, lake, birch trees, rare birds and other wildlife prancing past the […]
*Or, “Everything I Know About Eating, I Learned From My Dogs” As we all know, dogs are great role models for living in the moment. And boy, do they love their food. In fact, sometimes I think I’m nothing but a food dispenser for my Furry Girls. (“That’s so unfair of you, Mum, really. Don’t you […]
Unretouched photo of an aerial view of mysteriously placed Nylabones–AND a single rawhide (to the left) in a geometrically significant arrangement around an ottoman in our TV room. How did they get there? What do they mean? The mystery remains unsolved. . . .
People often ask why we named our dog after a cow (you’ve got to be fairly old to get that one). Or perhaps, they think, since we got her through a rescue mission (a story for another day), she already had a name when we got her, and we didn’t want to confuse the […]