Tag: dogs

Bringing Up Buddy

Bringing Up Buddy

Our sorely-missed Sou’wester winds have returned to slog the island, hellbent on casting leaves like confetti, reviving moss to its rightfully green state, and painting each pane with raindrops and rivulets. The world is dark outside my windows, the drizzle present, and the chill, impatient. I write from my kitchen nook, on an old […]

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 […]

Boz the Bulldog: Master and Commander

Boz the Bulldog: Master and Commander

If I ignore Boz, he makes his case up close and personal.  Make no mistake, in this household I serve at the pleasure of my two English Bulldogs Boz and Gracie. As pawed partners in crime, they couldn’t be more different. Gracie, the Greta Garbo […]

Dogouflage: The Art of Canine Concealment

Dogouflage: The Art of Canine Concealment

Prompted by the day’s drizzle and cool temps, Boz and Gracie practice the art of indoor dogouflage, becoming one with the sofa, pillows and throws, willingly changing fur tone and posture to blend indistinguishably from their comfy throne. If not for the snoring, I’d have […]