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Category: Animalia

Tethered

  I try to walk Louis, a chocolate standard poodle and Lucy a long haired dachshund as much as possible. It can be quite a chore. Lucy being the oldest and in her mind, in charge, thinks that she is entitled to walk out in front. Louis is a big…

The Miracle of Life

I like to read obituaries and month or so back, I read one about a man who served with the Navy during World War II as a doctor.  He was on the ship that treated soldiers who had been wounded on Omaha Beach during D-day. Very Impressive. Well, it…

Defining Life

Close to twenty years ago, a client called my husband’s office and wanted to set up an appointment for a Tuesday at ten a.m. to breed her mare.  I knew this client and I was pretty sure that we hadn’t seen her mare to prepare…

Make my Dinner, Woman…

Happy Sunday! Photo Credit to my good friend, Joni and her mini donks, Harley and Mercy…

A Case for Dead Mules in Southern Literature

    My very first published piece was titled, “Life Lessons I Learned from an Ass…” It was published in a little known magazine called, ‘Miniature Donkey Talk’. I made $50.00. I was thrilled. You see, I just wanted to get published…anywhere. And, so I did. I have…

The Vet’s Wife

      Early in our marriage, when my husband, Matt, would return home, late at night from an emergency farm call,  he would clean himself up, slip his frozen body into our bed inching as close as I would let him and remind me, “You do know how James…