Tough little girl

Anime has had a rough two weeks. She hasn’t felt well and has had to endure several vet visits as we tried to find out what might be wrong.

Now we have a diagnosis and a treatment plan, and she’s already doing better. She’s my little soul dog (even though she really does like Tom better, the brat). It’s going to be wonderful to watch her become her old self and know that thanks to medicine and conscientious vets, she can live a good, long life.

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Pet Prose: Betsy

Susannah Hoffs.
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“Seriously, people say you can’t tell us apart. It was only natural that I become the lead singer in a Bangles cover band. It’s all in the sideways glance.”

Betsy, writing an article about local band the Whizbangles.

I take photos. I write. Mostly I only take photos of Rescued Pets Movement’s rescued dogs and cats. Since working and volunteering don’t leave me a lot of time to write, I’m spending 2017 borrowing from what these dogs and cats are writing. They said it’s okay.

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Pet Prose: Minnie

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“When she was growing up, her mother had a cautionary phrase she liked to use: Waste not, want not.

Decades later, her mother has long since gone to whatever bucolic destination children of the Depression deserve. Still, if she throws away food or anything reusable, she visualizes her mother’s disapproving stare and meekly says, “Sorry, mom.”

Minnie, from her first novel.

I take photos. I write. Mostly I only take photos of Rescued Pets Movement’s rescued dogs and cats. Since working and volunteering don’t leave me a lot of time to write, I’m spending 2017 borrowing from what these dogs and cats are writing. They said it’s okay.

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Living on the edge


I don’t know what it is about writers that we can’t seem to pass up any kind of journal, blank or otherwise. When I saw this one, I thought, It’s true. We should do something every day that scares us.

It’s how we grow. It’s how we learn. It’s how we live bravely.

Now every time it catches my eye, I mutter, “Shit. Isn’t reading the news every day ENOUGH?”

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