Category Archives: animals

All That Is Golden

I just came back from paying a shiva call for Atticus Goldring, the 14 year-old Golden Retriever, Mattie and Roy, my former neighbors, lost over the weekend. Atti was riddled with arthritis, barely able to walk, so they took him … Continue reading

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Panic On Second Avenue

I lost my phone. OMG You would have thought it was my mind, and it was, for 15 minutes. Where were you…retrace your steps, and as you travel backwards, look down in case it’s lying on the sidewalk like a … Continue reading

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First Family History

I picked up a book called, First Families (2005), by Bonnie Angelo, that’s filled with fascinating facts of the men, along with their wives and children, who’ve lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.    I loved knowing Teddy Roosevelt, my favorite president, … Continue reading

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The Lone Rangers of Central Park

I’ve written about raccoons before, but needed to share my latest sighting. It was early on Sunday, a must if you want to avoid the weekly runner’s race that, if you look over your shoulder, looks as if you’re being … Continue reading

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Everyone In The Pool

Walking through the park on my way home, I spot a cardinal seeming to lead the way making me think of Robert Preston in The Music Man. I watch as he rests on the railing, then a bench before settling … Continue reading

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Best Story Of The Week

My pal Hal’s wife, Kate, was once a flight attendant.  On one of her bicoastal flights, Lassie was seated in first-class. What an indelible image that must be. Were Lassie’s paws crossed while perhaps perusing the Daily Racing Form?  Did … Continue reading

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The Raccoon Residence

I’ve been running early, to beat the heat. So this morning, right when the light came up…like nature flips a switch…I came upon two raccoons scurrying across the road.  One a little bigger than the other, deciding, they must be … Continue reading

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Curious Thoughts

The way the world is complaining about the heat. Doesn’t it remember bitching about the cold not that long ago?  And how lucky are we to have air-conditioning and ceiling fans where many unfortunates don’t even have water to cool … Continue reading

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The Politeness of Puppies

Punctilio, a fancy word for good manners, not that you hear it a lot, but when you do, it reminds us of a different time when politeness wasn’t so rare. Etiquette, rules of conduct, or just the customary code for … Continue reading

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Voyeurs Anonymous

 It’s no secret I’m an avid observer…how else would I have so much nonsense to write about. I found myself, in the park, over the weekend, watching two squirrels play.  They were taking turns chasing one another…up a tree, down … Continue reading

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