Tag Archives: wellness dogs

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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Separates

 No, this isn’t about pants and crewnecks….it’s one of my random observations while sitting in Starbucks. It’s Sunday, so the crowd is different from during the week. I’m seated against the wall, watching as coffee drinkers file in. There are … Continue reading

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When You’re Smiling

I saw the sweetest thing in the park today.  At the Hans Christian Anderson stature where they normally have storytelling, there was a group of teens teaching little ones how to safely approach and pet a dog. Kids will either … Continue reading

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A Hot Date

No, it’s not the Scotsman or flirty guy from the restaurant downstairs. It was better than that. I got to spend quality time with Carmela the basset hound. I’ve been wanting to ask her parents for her paw, so to … Continue reading

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What An Animal

I spent Easter weekend pretty quietly.  I ran, wrote and read Antoine De Saint-Exupery’s famous fable, The Little Prince, my friend Ella’s favorite story. She kept after me to read it, and saying I was charmed is an understatement. Translated … Continue reading

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Seeing An Old Friend

Winter encourages hibernation. It’s as though the neighborhood carefully tucks itself  away till spring. But like daffodils and tulips, once it hits, everyone is back out…including me. I’ve been quite melancholy lately over a number of things nothing seems to … Continue reading

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That Animal Connection

I was leaving the funeral parlor on my corner visiting my friend Millie who works there, when I see a jaunty, four-legged tube go by in an off-white cashmere sweater. My heart, that’s been buried miserably beneath 5 sweaters of … Continue reading

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Minutes From A New York Writer’s Workshop – December

Carmela, my friend the basset hound, and I were in a deep discussion over shoes. I’ve been looking for a pair of cocoa brown spectator pumps the same shade as her ears and for the life of me, cannot find … Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Health

Yes, it’s no-post Saturday, but this has been festering, so I want to get it out. I’m thinking a lot about illness lately. I no longer write about my own, but it’s made me  very aware of the trials of … Continue reading

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Four Legged Revival

I write a lot about animals, and don’t know what I’d do without their warmth and comfort. It’s one of the few things one can count on. If I couldn’t pet, stroke or nuzzle a cat or dog throughout the … Continue reading

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