May 20-something, 2008 – June 20, 2011
I’ve been trying to write this post for weeks now. I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since she died. In some ways, this has been my hardest animal loss because it was so unexpected and final. Most of our cats just disappear. We never know [...]
It’s not often that I post a retraction to a previous post. However, that little bit about the cats walking on my bread dough… I think I would have gotten away with it if Jane hadn’t tattled on me. I will admit that I included it for the thrill of a cheap laugh.
That isn’t [...]
I hate “RIP.”
It seems so callous. And yet.
I bow to convention.
Something you won’t see very often from me. I could only do it in the context of Chin, because I know he wouldn’t mind. We never once called him ‘Ringo’ even though that was his name.
He was Chin.
Original, I [...]
Happy First Day of Autumn Happy Boxelder Bug Day
All of the photos here were taken on September 22nd. The first day of Fall for most. Boxelder Bug Day for me.
I hate Boxelder Bugs. They are benign, yes. But their tendency to buzz around and land on anything drives me batty. Their need [...]
So you all know about my rooster woes, right? The fact that I have five chickens crowded into a small fenced area, due to the existence of a single, renegade rooster living on the outside?
I’ve had about my fill of roosters fighting to the death, so these guys will remain separated until [...]
No, this post is not about Dave.
But I bet he wishes it was.
I have lost track of the many, many roosters that God has bestowed on me for safe keeping. That last sentence seriously escaped my typing fingers without a blush. It was only after it was on the screen in front of [...]
Our Friday Adventure
I finally, finally finished cleaning the pool cover the other day. I had sopped off the dead worms and green algae well over a month ago, but I’d never finished. I like to scrub it all off so that when it rains on the cover I can just run that water [...]
For the Birds, of Course.
[This is so not what I want to post today, but I already have it written, and so up it goes! Suet is hardly what I want to be thinking about on our first nice day in weeks. I want to write about dandelions and asparagus and seedlings and [...]
Lola, Lola, Lola.
When I wrote the tribute to Buzz, and over the next several days, I wondered often to myself what I would write about Lola, if she had been the dog we lost instead.
I don’t know if — simply because Buzz is gone — we automatically elevate him to ‘good dog’ [...]
May 10, 2000 – February 1, 2010
We put Buzz down this morning at 8:30 am after a relatively brief battle with bone cancer. I’m struggling to find the right tone for this post. Can I laugh and keep it lighthearted? He was a lighthearted dog. Or will I wallow in the quagmire with [...]