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    Becoming a Fanilow

    When my friend called me last week and said she had an extra ticket to a Barry Manilow concert, I decided to go even though I had huge reservations about the whole idea. I’d never been a fan, and I…

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    The Revenge of the Rabbits

    Two nights ago I found myself sitting on the cold kitchen floor hand feeding soggy kibble to my puppy. Not exactly how I’d planned to spend my evening. The wind howled outside, it was a frigid negative 10 degrees (according…

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    Puppy Preschool: Not a Raging Success

    The winding road to the dog park is lined with trees and snakes its way gently up a mountain. On the way we drove past a lake designed just for dogs, complete with a pier. I imagined glorious summer days…

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    Minnie and Martin

    My grandmother is in a nursing home right now. She had one fall, then another, and needed physical therapy. She’s almost ninety-four and this is to be expected, I guess, the fragility and slow decline, the forgetfulness, poor health, and…