Posts tagged "Dogs"

Outdoor Fall Fun: Raking Leaves, Scooping Poop and Dog Wrestling?

Outdoor Fall Fun: Raking Leaves, Scooping Poop and Dog Wrestling?
On a warm fall day last week, I breathed in the intoxicating smell of burning leaves. With baby Gertrude snug in her crib for an afternoon nap, 6-year-old Raymond, 4-year-old Anne and I were free to explore the backyard. First, I needed to “clean up” the unpleasant piles of excrement in the grass before the... Read more »

Kids and Pets: A Cautionary Tail

Kids and Pets: A Cautionary Tail
I’ll admit it – I grew up in a zoo. We had dogs, birds, fish, hamsters, a cat, a snake and a box turtle. And it seemed like at some point,they all reproduced. I swore that my house would be different. I told everyone when I grew up and got my own house, I wasn’t... Read more »

Adoption: When your new little bundle of joy is hairy

Adoption: When your new little bundle of joy is hairy
The kids have been asking to get a kitten for months. “Mama. We love kittens. Let’s get a kitten,” they say, innocently blinking their blue eyes at me. From another room, my husband replies, “We will never get a cat. EVER.” Tears ensue and I hold my devastated children in my arms as they ask,... Read more »
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