Category Archives: animals

Love in the Afternoon

I wish this meant, I’ve been canoodling from 2 till 4, but alas, it’s just the title of my favorite Audrey Hepburn film, and where I took my blog name, athingirl, from. Gary Cooper, who plays the naughty millionaire, Frank … Continue reading

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Jack the Zipper

Animals will never cease to amaze or entertain me. We have a new doggie in the neighborhood. A German Shepherd puppy called Jack, and is he ka-utte. You don’t see many Shepherds in these parts, never a popular breed. A … Continue reading

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Things You May Not Know

I love trivia, the stuff that’s not mainstream, but should be since it’s always so fascinating, along with entertaining. Did you know P.T. Barnum’s initials stood for Phineas Taylor? Or, that Napoleon insisted his wife, Josephine, didn’t bathe because he … Continue reading

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Lasting Impressions

Six hardhats holding hands creating a barrier for a group of preschoolers to insure their safety. The first whiff of spring. Audrey Hepburn refusing more cancer treatment so she could return to Somalia to complete her work there before she … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…November 16

I’m strolling down Park behind a very voluptuous dog walker in her 20s, Rubenesque, if you will, with a chassis, as my dad would have said, stopping traffic. But what got my attention was her relationship with the sheepdog she … Continue reading

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Mrs. Cookie Jar

A woman I often see in the park I’ll call Mrs. Ross, had to put Hannah, her beloved Bullmastiff, to sleep. Hannah, who could have run for office, is who introduced us, way back when. She’s in obvious mourning nowadays … Continue reading

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Smurfs in the Lobby

It’s pre-dusk on Halloween as I stand outside watching trick-or-treaters, annoyed our building doesn’t participate since the board voted against it. Such tight asses they are, making you wonder, were they ever kids before they became such pompous party poopers? … Continue reading

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Fats and Tats

I’ve noticed how many chubby men and women have tattoos. And I don’t just mean a rose or scull here and there either. I’m talking, arms and legs, covered, like a comic strip in bulky flight. This came to my attention … Continue reading

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Most Poignant Story of the Week

I met a woman in the park with a Corgi. You don’t see many of what’s been coined the Queen’s dogs, since it’s not one of your more popular breeds. They’re so funny looking they’re cute, with their large heads … Continue reading

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Shame on HU-mer

You know where I’d be without my sense of humor? In the nearest nuthouse, that’s where. Apparently my silly little Beagle piece https://athingirl.com/2018/10/ was not received well by someone, feeling it necessary to send me a personal email to tell … Continue reading

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