Tag: dogs

99 New: It’s a Dog’s Life

As grief-stricken as she might have been, our old dog, Minnie, also seemed liberated by the death of her long-time companion and frequent oppressor, BowWow. For years, BowWow, a smaller dog by half, exercised his dominance over her as the alpha dog. He stood… Continue Reading “99 New: It’s a Dog’s Life”

99 New: Bama Hound

Our new dog is from Alabama. For some reason, things didn’t work out down South and he was shipped up here to Milwaukee. With mange. It doesn’t reflect well on that part of the country, sending their mangy critters up to us Northerners to… Continue Reading “99 New: Bama Hound”

99 New: Our Gone Boy

We miss our boy. Even though he bossed us around. Made demands on us, ate our Holiday Ham. Played the tough guy all the time. Claimed all the space. Tormented his partner. And broke our hearts.

99 New: The Widow Minnie

She is an old girl herself, the widow Minnie, and yesterday, she sprang a limp out of nowhere. We’d taken just a two block walk, no chasing or sudden moves, but when we got home, she had that old hitch in her right back… Continue Reading “99 New: The Widow Minnie”

Minnie and BowWow Discuss the Stay of Execution

BowWow: Jesus H. They were gonna do me in at 9:15 this morning. Just like that. After all we’ve been through. Motherfuckers. Minnie: They’re just trying to do what’s best for you. You’ve been looking pretty sick lately and then this morning you got… Continue Reading “Minnie and BowWow Discuss the Stay of Execution”

Old Dog

Blue-washed thick-iced eyes Morning needles, black X’s Puppy shadows dim  

Slats

Fenced-in hound barking Hungering, listening sharp Free dogs prancing by   ______________ Photo: Tim Mossholder

Sunday

What an enormous relief to sit on my front lawn with my dogs. A week of worry ends on a sunny day that asks nothing more of me than to sit on the grass and look up at a very blue sky. An old… Continue Reading “Sunday”

Treasure

Old is fine in dogs and boots. _______________ #8 in a series of 10 for Developing Your Eye I,  Blogging U’s Photography Course, responding to the prompt: treasure

Dog Dream

My husband is lobbying for a third dog. This, along with a new set of tweeds and a tin of biscuits, will put us on the road to our dream life being reenactors of the characters in All Creatures Great and Small, the PBS… Continue Reading “Dog Dream”

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