Category Archives: Animals

I am loved by a cricket

  He waits in the corner all shiny and black antennae that wiggle a crisp, crunchy back. I am loved by a cricket as big as a mouse he lives in my closet right here in the house. To catch … Continue reading

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Giants among us…

A song for the big dogs, to the tune of ”Dames” from the musical South Pacific… There are giants here among us, there are dogs upon the land. It started out with two but there was such a high demand, that little … Continue reading

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Bees of Biblical proportion

And then there was the one and only time I went canoeing.  It was impossibly hot, the water looked dirty, and the river was very slow, sweaty, and bor-ing.  I might have been complaining… Until… we came upon a grassy … Continue reading

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Linda of Oz… the ruby slippers fly again!

Maybe you’re wondering why a middle aged lady with a tiny, precious dog and a nice husband keeps moving from place to place like a gypsy with cute shoes and a handbag, leaving her blog unattended for days at a … Continue reading

Posted in About me, Animals, Boca girl, Fashion, Vanity girl | 41 Comments

A tribute to my mom (who is now reading my blog)

One of my favorite times with my mom was six years ago when I took her shopping for her birthday.  While she likes nice shoes (like me), this shopping trip was to buy beads at the Indian store in Harbor Springs, … Continue reading

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Hissing Muscovies… a duck story.

Everyone knows that urban sprawl has not been kind to the animals who would prefer to be living in their natural habitat.   Consider the two Muscovy ducks I just encounted on the sidewalk in Boca. I was pushing my tiny precious Yorkie, … Continue reading

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If Niles could pee on my laptop, he would

My little dog, Niles, is very low tech… and for the most part, so am I.  He shuns the sound of my cell phone, and hates it when people are chattering away at our favorite restaurants.  He likes TV, except … Continue reading

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Life of a happy barn cat… a tribute to The Cryer.

I never really knew The Cryer.  He’s one of the barn cats that lives at our farm… just wandered down the lane one day, noticed that the amenities were pretty darn good, and decided to stay awhile.  He was a welcome … Continue reading

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