Tag Archives: dogs

Return of the Doggerel & Daughter

Renovating their private room Will be ready very soon Till then, my bed, we snuggle in the dark I count my blessings and the barks

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Empty-Nest Confession #4

Since my daughter moved out, I’ve been “working like a dog.” Barking. Whining. Licking the floor. Pissing on the neighbours’ lawns. Why did I let our dog Nellie move out too?

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Sympathy for the Doggerel

I tried tellin’ y’all I was sick when I wouldn’t do my favourite trick an’ roll over for that treat or lick Glo’s toes an’ tasty feet I was thikin’ y’all were fools ’til y’all noticed my bloody stools an’ … Continue reading

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Meet Bob Carey — One of the Best Husbands in the World!

Bob lives in Brooklyn. He’s a professional photographer. He loves dogs. He loves cats. But most of all, he loves Linda — his wife. He loves her so much that when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Bob twirled into … Continue reading

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The Parkinson Princess and the Pee: Part 11

The handsome men chauffeured the Parkinson Princess to the Medical Castle. While she sat in the waiting chamber, she admired the beautiful welcome bracelet someone had given her at the font desk. It was shiny and engraved with her name … Continue reading

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The Parkinson Princess and the Pee: Part 10

To pee or not to pee? That was the only question the Parkinson Princess felt qualified to answer. All the other questions were far too perplexing. Who were these handsome men — flexing muscles — lifting medical kits? Why were … Continue reading

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The Parkinson Princess and the Pee: Part 9

The Parkinson Princess was in a perpetual state of flux: her meds, her moods, her sleep, her food. A kaleidoscope of colours pulsated inside her. One moment she was dazzling; the next she was dizzy. She lay down on the … Continue reading

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My Dog Nellie Says, One Paw Up! For The Ten Dog Commandments

Furry distractions from diseases…

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Dog days of spring

According to Nellie, there’s plenty to bark about. Squirrels racing up trees. Crows pecking at lawns. Flowers blooming in gardens. Pungent patches of grass. And very soon, a visit to the vet for her annual shots.

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My Dog Nellie

The other day, I heard someone say, “You get the dog you need, not the dog you want.” Considering I never wanted a dog in the first place, I must have needed Nellie. She is an old English Yorkshire terrier … Continue reading

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