Author Archives: Rebecca White Body

My Husband Is Picking Up Chicks

It may be unorthodox to ask your husband to pick up some chicks on the way home from work, let alone react with delight when he succeeds. But when the chicks he picks up are this cute, who could object?

The Tulips

For years, a lonely tulip has lived along our fence line. Maybe it was planted by a previous owner; maybe it escaped from a long-forgotten garden. Whatever its provenance, every spring the yellow flower beams like a lone star in a green firmament: Always lovely, always alone. But this year, a golden twin appeared. The […]

The Feathered Usurper

Brownie and Veelie used to be a Thing. They’d been together since duckling-hood, and when they hit sexual maturity (with a vengeance, in Brownie’s case), they became mates as well. They would waddle around the yard, Veelie remaining demurely in Brownie’s wake. With Brownie’s sleek dark brown body and white head complementing Veelie’s luminous white […]

The Vicissitudes of Life with a Stuffed Hedgehog

Sometimes a dog’s life is tough. Sometimes he just needs to cuddle up with a stuffed hedgehog. At least until a fuzzy menace arrives to usurp the hedgehog. It is indeed a dog’s life.

Easter Greetings from a Winter Wonderland

Who needs tulips and daffodils when you can have a good ol’ fashioned blizzard? That’s certainly what the Easter bunny brought us THIS year. At least, after several weeks of quarantine, we have a fresh and exciting reason to stay home… Happy Easter anyway!

A Moment of Peace

The ever-playful Lily took a break from annoying Court–and Court took a break from BEING annoyed–so they could curl up together for a nap. The world may feel like it’s falling apart, but it’s still full of moments of peace. And those moments will sustain us.

Life in a Cone

We all know that the world’s turned upside down and that many businesses have closed their doors. Unfortunately for Lily, our local vet clinic wasn’t one of those businesses: I had a longstanding appointment to get her spayed on Thursday, and by golly, they honored that appointment. They even removed a stubborn baby tooth while […]