Skippy and Chester
Alcohol and pet adoption shouldn't mix.
A boy’s best friend.
We all need unconditional love.
Stray Cat Strut
It was the end of the summer of 1992. Ed and I had bought a beautiful big old house and moved into it with my two children, [...]
There’s a cat following us.
From 1981 until 1987 I lived in a tiny house on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. The [...]
Varmint on the Roof: Not Exactly a Pet
As if a career in music isn’t perilous enough, American musician Robin Goldsby and her bassist husband take on a few critters [...]
Mouton, I miss you!
Mouton I miss you! This chocolate miniature poodle was very special.
In 1987, the neighbor’s cat roamed around and got knocked up. They gave us the last of the litter, a sweet little [...]
My excuse is that I was five or six years old.
Remembering a dear member of OUR family
My father and I were crazy about dogs. My mother was terrified of them. All my lobbying fell on deaf ears for years. Finally, [...]
The Last Time
Saying goodbye to a furry friend is never easy, even if you've only known him for a few days.
Without a Word
Without A Word Warm muzzle Cold nose Contented purr Protective bark Joyous wag Tempted twitch Raised eyebrow Leaned [...]
Oh, the Trauma of Goldfish
I can relate completely to the tenuous existence of goldfish as pets to young boys. My first foray into owning goldfish [...]
Prospective lizard owners take note, you also become cricket ranchers.
Being a Pet of Mine May Be Hazardous to Your Health!
My childhood pets included dogs, a pair of gold fish a free-range parakeet and a friendly chicken. Unfortunately, all of [...]
They were all cute, a mix of golden retriever and German shepherd, but she was the cutest, a fluffy round ball of fur.