A propros almost nothing, as a young copy editor I was responsible for a nursing journal. Among other things, I learned two words: analgesic and diuretic. I say I learned the words, but I didn’t always remember which was which. Here, as in most things, context was everything. Anyway, because of my solid medical background, … Continue reading On Jordan’s Pill
We have decided to become foster carers for pugs in need. After that, things moved pretty quickly. We picked out a cute-looking little guy from the charity's website and made our claim. To our surprise, we got him...and then he got sick and wasn't ready to be around other dogs, so they offered us a … Continue reading On Our First Fosters
The cliche is that pets allow us - and especially children - to learn about empathy, about responsibility, and then about dealing with death. If you adopt a senior dog, this is especially true; from day one, you're potentially dealing with dental surgery, joint problems, and behavioral issues that are at that point so ingrained … Continue reading On Old Ladies
Jordan is somewhere around 10 years old today (well, we adopted her on this day, so this is her Official Birthday). The story of Jordan is here. But for now, happy birthday Angry Grandma. We love you.
When two dog owners get together, it doesn’t take them long to get to the point of all dog stories: poop. Every dog owner has a good poop story. Don’t they? I mean, it’s not just me, is it? Before we got John Henry, I tried to read up on dog behavior, dog training – … Continue reading On Not Being Trusted to Fight Off Tigers
So, everything I know about dogs I have learned watching our two fluffsters. Including this: dogs love melon. Whodathunk?
The kids loves to run in their back yard. Unless it's even slightly damp. In which case, this is what happens...
Before Jordan, ours was a relatively quiet house. Now she's taught John Henry to talk and they spend every waking hour watching for something to be annoyed at. And, luckily, Miss Jordan looks pretty damn cute when she's telling us off.
How hot is it? It's too hot to play. Ms. Jordan is having none of John Henry's shenanigans.
Maybe the only thing more endearing than Jordan awake is Jordan asleep.