close up of Lab face
Eat Sleep Write, Flash Fiction, Flash It Friday

How the cookie crumbles

A monster storm was coming. The cool and calm weather outside the mall was misleading. I knew I could be walking into a maelstrom. Rabbi Lazar chose Arbor Park Town Center for our meeting. She thought the outdoor mall would be less intimidating than an austere office setting. Previous sessions had been horribly unproductive, verging… Continue reading How the cookie crumbles

cat paw macro
DPchallenge, Make, Photography, Real Life, WP Photos

No paparazzi

People and pets - the two most difficult creatures to photograph. I’ve had better luck capturing moments with wild animals than either of my kids or any of my furkinder. That’s why, when the stars align, and I hold my mouth just right, or hold my breath just so, and I get the shot… that’s… Continue reading No paparazzi

two chocolate Labs
Make, Real Life

Trading kids for pets

There are many things I miss not having little kids around my house. I miss naps, and snuggles on the couch. I miss making couch cushion forts in the living room, and marathon cartoon afternoons. I even miss fingerpaints and glitter. Having adult kids, and a semi-empty nest, I’ve been waxing nostalgic lately for the… Continue reading Trading kids for pets

cat paw on Buddha
100 Word Challenge, Giving thanks, Poems

The silken paw

Not a sharp, cruel claw, Silken paw, gentle and loving Unconditional, uncomplicated Tender persuasion A soft touch, a warm caress, Stills a troubled heart Empathetic calm when chaos rules Soothing feline lullaby Whispered in the dark Do unto others Bringing peace amidst discord A hushed tranquility Sharing in other’s suffering With sympathy and compassion Do… Continue reading The silken paw

Black Labs walking
Giving thanks, Real Life

Hiking companions

These two - my furry, nuggets of unconditional love - are my always eager hiking companions. They are quick to rush out the door, straining hard against their leashes, taking me along whether I'm ready or not. Hershey, our nearly 8-year-old grandame, a Valentine’s presents from a long-gone high school boyfriend, is the calm to Asta’s amped… Continue reading Hiking companions