Tag: bulldogs

Bulldog Chronicles: Maggie the First

Bulldog Chronicles: Maggie the First

All of my bulldogs have been characters. Yes, each one, from Maggie, to Boz and Gracie, and now Buddy, has owned his or her idiosyncratic bent and curious quirk unapologetically and with aplomb.  And they’ve all had my number; I’m a basically a pushover for […]

Keeping Vashon Neighborly

Keeping Vashon Neighborly

After a recent trip to Seattle, I sat on the ferry feeling as though I had visited the moons of Jupiter, or at least been witness to the Northwest equivalent of the bar scene in Star Wars. I didn’t recognize Seattle and she didn’t recognize […]

Bulldog Chronicles: Buddy and His Ottoman Empire

Bulldog Chronicles: Buddy and His Ottoman Empire

Buddy (my bulldog) and I have settled into a daily routine, one that succumbs to tweaks now and then, mostly based on who is willing to budge, acquiesce, or turn the other cheek. So far, I still wear the crown, but my clever boy knows an opportunity […]

Bulldog News: Buddy Is in the House

Bulldog News: Buddy Is in the House

Bulldog News: First Edition! We just finished week two together, and Buddy and I are settling in quite nicely. Yes, the lovefest continues full throttle. Of course, welcoming a new canine comrade to the house is a lesson in patience, understanding and dishing out an inordinate amount of […]

Saying Goodnight, and Goodbye to My Gracie

Saying Goodnight, and Goodbye to My Gracie

Each night, when I call it a night, I canvass the main floor for any lights left on or doors unlocked. I check the woodstove when needed, and the fireplace should embers be present.  As I turn off the last light, on a feeble little […]

Little Buddy, Big Heart: Remembering Boz

Little Buddy, Big Heart: Remembering Boz

I first met Boz when he was age two and living in a south Seattle neighborhood. I immediately ascertained no cul de sac or chain-link fence could contain a personality and presence that big. Love at first site may be an overused expression, but I fear […]

Spring in My Step: Putting Hibernation to Bed

Spring in My Step: Putting Hibernation to Bed

Fresh start: honeycomb, pea vines, and a little luck… The robins, crows, tree frogs and barred owls, raucous little alarm clocks that they are, have sounded off to alert me that winter is officially over, and it’s time to leave the comfort of my cave (both figuratively, and […]

Knitting Up an Awesome Bulldog

Knitting Up an Awesome Bulldog

I like surprises, not the kind that make you pee in your pants, and seek therapy and tubs of Haagen Dazs, but the sort that delight you for the sheer level of their consideration and thoughtfulness. I was the recipient of such a fine surprise this week […]

Goldilocks and the One Bearish Bulldog

Goldilocks and the One Bearish Bulldog

Someone’s Sitting in My Chair… Boz and Gracie, my beloved bullies, are never short of entertaining antics.  So when my friend Nancy stopped by for the last slice of my homemade pumpkin pie, Boz took issue with the interloping nature (in his eyes) of her […]

Ten Life Lessons from September

Ten Life Lessons from September

Good morning friends, school’s back in session, and as part of my continuing education (and unrepentant need to show off), I’m eager to share everything I learned from summer’s most contemplative month, September. And unlike summer’s other three months, September takes its tutorials seriously. Fail to […]