Tag Archives: pets

Guest author: Sally Cronin ~ Henry’s Story from Sam, a Shaggy Dog Story

Every so often, I am lucky enough to have Sally from Smorgasbord as my guest. This time she shares a story from her book Sam, a Shaggy Dog Story: Henry’s Story “Okay young’un,” Henry grinned toothlessly. “Time for the next … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Paws for thought…

Do you know how many of the four-legs I have met since I’ve been blogging have come from rescues? You’ve got to admit, they are all intelligent and interesting creatures….even the cats. Noelle’s Garfield, for a start, though it pains … Continue reading

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Guest author: Karen Hugg ~ How My Cat Died, Was Revived, and Shook My World

Have you ever been so shaken by an experience that you had to write about it? That happened to me a year ago with my cat. She’s now fourteen-years-old but we got her as a stray in 2004. My dog … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: Not a happy bunny…

What is it with two-legses and things that go bang in the night, hmm? Ask any sensible creature… and they are easy to find, as we almost all have four legs each… and we will tell you that loud noises, … Continue reading

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Guest author: Marilyn Armstrong – Worms in the fridge

My house was neat enough if you didn’t look too closely. You could walk into it without falling over a pile of dirty clothing (that was all in the basement — another story entirely) and the dogs and cats were  … Continue reading

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Guest writer: Karen Hugg – The Unexpected Love of a Stray Cat

One warm day in the summer of 2005, I was headed upstairs with a basket of laundry when I heard a yowl through the landing window. I peeked out at the strip of trees and shrubs that separated our house … Continue reading

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A Dog? You Want A Dog? – Geoff Le Pard

Reblogged from Tangental: The Le Pard home, circa 2002 comprised four humans of various sizes, sexes and sophistications, two cats, two tortoises, the last survivors of a tropical fish experiment and a dozen whistling cockroaches. In considering the decision-making structure … Continue reading

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A family of dogs

There have not always been dogs in my life, but there have always been dogs in my heart. All of them, except the setters, who were family and Echo, who was a gift, were rescue dogs. And all of them … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Invitation: Roxy’s letter to Santa

Well, I am finally home! I thought she would never come and get me… It really takes the biscuit when she takes sooo long to comeback. But she says she had to go and see her grandpuppy, you know, the … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: The Houdini effect or how to worry your human

No, I am not ill, no matter what she might think.  I just like to keep her on her toes a bit. You know what she’s like, into all this sickology stuff. I thought I’d have a go at it … Continue reading

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