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A Boy, His Dogs, and His Ducks

Between a sojourn in the Land of the One-Handed (thanks to a sprained wrist from a spill on the ice) and my tween’s discovery of the Magic of YouTube, my ability to blog has been significantly reduced lately. And yet the blogless month was still replete with cuteness. I present to you a sampling of […]

Lily’s Snow Day

Lily wasn’t sure what to make of snow at first; she shivered pathetically by the door, wondering why I’d inflicted all of this nasty, cold white stuff on her. Then she had a revelation: Snow may be cold, but she can DIG IN IT!!! Her passion for digging had previously been a forbidden one since […]

Brownie the Eagle Duck

We couldn’t keep all of the ten orphaned ducklings we adopted this summer–I knew that from the start–so my clever plan was to raise them until we had a good idea of their genders, then keep only two females. According to the Internet, female Muscovies are much smaller than the males, plus they lay eggs. […]

Defying the Frost

Winter is almost upon us, and most of my flowers have gracefully succumbed to the inevitable. Not one little viola, though: It continues to bloom defiantly even as its comrades wilt. Alas, this flower too must eventually meet its fate. But seldom has a battle against mortality been a prettier fight.

A Few Moments of Puppy Cuteness

My Muse is currently silent; happily, puppy cuteness speaks volumes. Here are a few adorable moments from Lily’s first two weeks in our family: It’s not a dog’s life yet, but it sure is a puppy’s life.

The Arrival of Lily

This summer’s sad story is finally arriving at a happy ending. (Actually, a beginning…) We still miss Caesar, and we always will, but a new puppy named Lily has arrived to help fill the void he left. We found her at a nearby breeder’s farm, and for Sage and Lily, it was love at first […]

Moving On

Caesar’s absence still haunts us; we miss him every day. But life moves on, and so does the school year. I present to you a newly minted sixth grader: