Category Archives: animals

Susannah’s Spring, Summer Reading List…2019

How I love to read. Aside from writing, it’s my favorite pastime. When someone says they don’t read, I’m utterly speechless. How can you possibly live without books? HOW? Not only do I love to read, but can’t wait to … Continue reading

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Things That Irk Me

There are many things that irk me. People putting their feet up on furniture, smokers, and those yakking on their phones in public. Caregivers Tweeting rather than giving care, along with dog walkers who sit instead of walk. Our prevailing … Continue reading

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Brokenhearted

There’s a young lady standing on the corner wearing a faux leopard coat J. Crew makes I’ve always admired. If I were just a little younger, I too would look like Sheena of the Jungle, hailing a cab. As I … Continue reading

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A Basset May Come’a Callin’

I still think of Carmela the Basset Hound as though she were a long lost sister, just one with stubby legs and long, silly ears. For those of you who never read the Carmela Chronicles, she belonged to a snooty … Continue reading

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The Thorn In My Paw

I saw a man I hadn’t seen in a while I’ll call Ted, who’s very active in the church I sometimes go to. When he sees me he does everything but genuflect, like I’m one of the Apostles, because I … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…January 7

It’s still dark as I make my way to the Park, the temperature barely hitting 30. I’m wearing so many clothes it looks as if I’ve just sneaked out of a hotel without paying the bill, the only way to … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…January 31

I’m on West 23rd Street by the Chelsea Hotel, a favorite spot of mine for its historical, artistic lore. It’s where Patti Smith lived with Robert Mapplethorpe and Janis Joplin and The Ramones danced and dreamed. Arthur Miller and Dylan … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…January 11

This one’s about me, an epiphany I had while walking in Central Park. An epiphany is a moment of sudden revelation, a divine announcement stopping you dead in your tracks. A smack to the forehead, a, could’a had a V8, … Continue reading

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Louis Latino and Lassie of the Bronx

I’m coming back from Gristides on what I refer to as, old day, when if you’re 62 and over get 10% off all items. So there I am with my Motts Unsweetened Apple Sauce and Cage Free Jumbo Eggs, when I … Continue reading

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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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