Forbidden Love

Daisy won’t let us hug anymore.  Nor can we sit close to each other on the sofa. She has become possessive… not of me but of AP, who gives her a long and luxurious morning back scratch while he watches the news. A behaviour modification program is in place.

August Beginning

We’ve been going for summer walks in the nearby field. August rolled in and brought with it cooler days and rain.  We walk in the late afternoon in between rain showers and I note that the blackberries are starting to ripen and have seen a few people out with containers, picking the ripened berries while … More August Beginning

Dog Days of Summer

Perhaps their weight loss diet is getting to them.  This afternoon there was a very contentious confrontation between these two over 1/2 of a potato chip.  It wasn’t pretty and one of them is feeling very ashamed and one is not so ashamed.    

Madam Daisy

I can’t say Daisy is a difficult dog.  She’s really not.  She likes her bed.  She likes to sit on my lap.  She likes to be stroked.  She likes her food.  She makes few demands on us, really. But I am learning that there are some things that Daisy doesn’t like terribly much:  cats, other … More Madam Daisy

Now In May

Today… sun, blue skies, and cow parsley.  I noticed this big, lush patch growing near the field when I walked Daisy and Sky… if one can call it walking.  It’s more like stopping and starting and coaxing and waiting.  Daisy is the slow poke, mostly because she is hugely overweight and I suspect her spindly … More Now In May

Wait, What?

Yep.  It happened. Meet Daisy and Skye, two little rescue dogs who are now a part of our family. It’s funny how things happen. When I visited Carol back in March, she shared her utter joy and relief that she was able to place her beloved dog, Peanut, with a family who loved her and … More Wait, What?

Between Here and There

I leave for Michigan tomorrow morning.  AP and I have discussed the “while I’m away” checklist and I’ve done the last minute household things that needed doing or were past needing done. This afternoon I decided to go to the supermarket and buy enough cat litter and  cat food for the weeks that I’ll be … More Between Here and There

The Cat’s Meow and Somebody Had a Birthday — and other Updates.

Peri has always had weird vocalisations but they have become extremely loud and incredibly close and so it was off to the V.E.T. today where she was diagnosed with a cold.  She has decongestants and antibiotics now. We mentioned that she has a new bunny hop when she goes up the stairs and the good … More The Cat’s Meow and Somebody Had a Birthday — and other Updates.