I was having difficulty staying asleep. The room felt hot. I kept tossing and turning. Worrying about my grandson’s upcoming surgery. Worrying about manuscripts I’d emailed to various literary journals, wondering would they eventually result in publication? Finally, I resorted to the one mental exercise I turn to when attempting to initiate slumber, which isContinue reading “My Dog Has Extra Sensory Perception. Does Yours?”
Category Archives: Dogs
Random Acts of Kindness
Do one small good deed a day, is a resolution I made to myself many years ago. Just a moment or two of unselfish kindness, maybe help a stranger lift a heavy package, give an unexpected compliment, or take the time to personally direct someone to the place they’re seeking when lost. Tiny good deeds.Continue reading “Random Acts of Kindness”
Describing Home. Do you Hear it or Smell it?￼
I find, when I tap into my memory bank, that sound is most frequently my touchstone. I think of a scene and I hear it.
A Dog’s Life
As long as she gets to chase the ball, our 70 pound Labradoodle Chloe is happy. Reward her with a little treat and she’ll drop it at our feet so we’ll throw it out for her to fetch again. “Retrievers love balls,” our vet explained during a visit, “it’s a trait of the breed.” The need to pursue aContinue reading “A Dog’s Life”
Positive or Negative? The Wait for Coronavirus Test Results. What If?
Trying to contain the virus without rapid testing results is like trying to fight someone with one hand tied behind your back.
Creating Online Community in a Time of Masks and Social Distancing
Trying to offer condolences–My words feel hollow when what I would like to do is give her a hug, now an impossibility.
Dogs, Like Humans, Crave Social Contact During Global Pandemic
Our dog looks a little depressed to me, unable to interact with new humans and no longer able to sniff and say hello to her four-footed friends due to social distancing.
Annapolis April walking adventures
The tire tracks and the “X” for an eye seem to be appropriate for the chicken now positioned in the former location of “Chicken of the Sea” which has evidently been driven over too many times by negligent motorists to make a comeback. The next time you take a walk in Annapolis’s Arts and EntertainmentContinue reading “Annapolis April walking adventures”
The size of Labradoodles and importance of comfort food
The importance of relativity came across to me physically and mentally, on my many levels this past week. On a physical level, this new wisdom manifested itself in the size of dogs. That’s right. Dogs. Last night, having not seen Halo and Leopold, dogs belonging to my son Chris and his fiancée Laura in someContinue reading “The size of Labradoodles and importance of comfort food”
Catching Up after Maine, Work, and a Birthday
It has been several weeks since I’ve posted in this blog, although I have been faithfully posting at least once a week on the Annapolis Taste blog. So if you are ever wondering what I’ve been up to, you could check there. Back in July one of the members of my book club generously openedContinue reading “Catching Up after Maine, Work, and a Birthday”
Chespeake TASTE editor and her labradoodle
It was a soggy Saturday for my birthday yesterday, but I’ve had an okay weekend so far if I include Friday. Friday morning we launched Maryland’s newest magazine, Chesapeake TASTE, and had a lively breakfast gathering on the roof of Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge. From the phone calls I’ve been receiving, the response on contentContinue reading “Chespeake TASTE editor and her labradoodle”
Chloe the sweetheart labradoodle is sleeping at the moment, but that’s rare because she’s usually busy doing something… chewing, digging, chewing some more, chasing a toy, jumping up and down hoping to be noticed. She likes to play and my husband Peter can get her to take a walk all the way downtown, about aContinue reading “Puppy 102”
Puppy Life Lessons
This morning we were greeted by a thin blanket of snow on the ground. 12 week-old puppy Chloe has seen and walked on snow before. I worried about slipping on the icy steps. She sniffed and pounced on tree roots and dug under the snow to find dried leaves. My intent was to see sheContinue reading “Puppy Life Lessons”
My new puppy Chloe is now 12 weeks old and she is growing quickly. What a chow hound. As soon as she sees her food bowl coming, she starts jumping frantically in anticipation. While I know it is good training practice to reinforce the concept that a dog should settle down and “stay” before startingContinue reading “Puppy 101”
New Puppy & New Magazine!
2012 got off to a wonderful start with the arrival of Chloe a beautiful Labradoodle puppy (now 10 weeks old). While I did have every intention of adopting a Golden Retriever rescue, fate had other plans. And perhaps with all our strong memories of our beloved Grace of Naptown, it better that we have switchedContinue reading “New Puppy & New Magazine!”