Category Archives: animals

Things That Shouldn’t Be

Older men in Converse High Tops with toupees that, let’s face it, just don’t go together. Face lifts. That porcelain finish that should be restricted to planters and soup tureens. Why women think stretched like a drum is attractive will … Continue reading

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Showdown at the Nail Nook

To say my tolerance of rudeness is down a quart, is putting it mildly. I’ll go toe-to-toe on this, but I blame our president who’s taken inappropriate behavior to new heights. That said…. I was getting a pedicure, a real … Continue reading

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Bud and Lou

I have two new men in my life, Bud and Lou, yes, named after Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, and they too, could take their act on the road. The only difference is, they’re Irish Setters rather than paid comedians, … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…January 16th

It’s twilight as I make my way home after a putting in a pretty long day. A guy coming the other way waves and says, “Someone is calling you.” I turn, and there’s another guy, a real cutie, bundled in … Continue reading

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Raccoon Run

For two weeks I’ve changed my rhythms, going out to run at 5. It helped me get through the holidays that turned into a John Waters Christmas. All I needed was Divine to come back from the dead escorting my … Continue reading

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A Gentleman Caller

It’s around 3 A.M. when I get up to write, a habit of mine if I can’t sleep. I don’t feel lonely often, but for the past few days I’ve had a yearning I can’t seem to quench. It happens. … Continue reading

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Men Who Shed

I’ve met the Dom Deluise of dogs with a matching owner. A Saint Bernard named Benny with a tongue that could stretch to Pittsburgh, and a coat, coating the park like white and brown confetti, is loping alongside me. You … Continue reading

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A Connecticut Christmas

I’ve just turned 4, as I sneak a peek at our tree, already suspecting Santa is really my mother, because why else would she be putting stuff under it in her nightgown. I may be short, but I’m not stupid. … Continue reading

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There Will Be No Christmas This Year

Christmas is on a stretcher. The message seems to be…WHO CARES, something I find rather mystifying. Maybe it’s the Connecticut in me, but I suit up every year, whether in the mood or not. We must make the effort to be … Continue reading

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Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Ike.

It’s still dark entering the Park, when I see an array of lights darting against the predawn sky. As I get closer, I see it’s a Pitbull with a collar made up of Christmas lights. Ike is his name belonging … Continue reading

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