In Lieu of the Vet

My hope was that I could make this amusing. I’m not sure it’s really possible. Maybe once we’ve done it there will be something funny to say about it. Although, upon reflection, that might be a stretch. The thing is, Maddie is showing all the signs that she needs to have her anal glands expressed.Continue reading “In Lieu of the Vet”

Adjusting to Being Home

I’ve been a stay-at-home wife and humom to a dog (the eponymous Maddie) and cat (Bonfire) for a few years now. I’ve got the routine down. I know the rules of the house as dictated by the dog and the cat. My husband, Bernd, just this morning got the word that his place of employmentContinue reading “Adjusting to Being Home”

The Other End of the Leash: a Book Review

I have had cause to re-read a book I read several years ago. It’s written by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., and it really impressed me the first time I read it. This second time around I’ve gotten even more out of it. McConnell is an adjunct assistant professor of zoology at the University of Wisconsin-MadisonContinue reading “The Other End of the Leash: a Book Review”