Tag Archives: dog

a new companion

I adopted a little dog named Atticus and brought him home a week ago today, ending the longest time I had been without a pet since the mid-1980s. Losing Bode was hard, but I am grateful for the six years … Continue reading

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stealth eating

   Not sure where this behavior comes from. I hung a curtain in the doorway between the kitchen and the bedroom last fall to cut down on drafts. Guess the Bode has been shy about eating, you can see the … Continue reading

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sparkling clean pet bowls

This afternoon while I was in the kitchen preparing to use a steel pad (SOS) on Bode’s stainless steel food dish and scour his glass drinking bowl with Bon Ami, I thought why not try denture cleaning tablets? My mom … Continue reading

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spring things

To celebrate upgrading to WordPress 2.5, I am adding an audio file: early morning bird songs Last week the crocuses were starting to bloom:   Then over the weekend, the daffodils started to open: Aw shucks, how about a movie … Continue reading

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little projects

One of the coping strategies I have found useful is to try to do something productive each day, no matter how small a task. On Tuesday, the project was giving Bode a bath. Grooming him is usually fairly pleasant. He … Continue reading

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