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Me, Malachi and Aquilla
Sep.29.2009
PetsWeekly, 2006
"Beware how you take away hope from any human being."- Holmes, Oliver WendellI was talking with a co-worker the other day and he informed me that animals do not have emotions. This is just after he told me (the day that I put my dog of 17 yrs down) that animals do not have souls and therefore will never enjoy the concept of heaven. Now, this co-worker...
Article
Cat Bully
Sep.01.2009
Examiner, 2009
According to a recent poll in US National News, nearly 86% of feline-caretakers believe their cats repeatedly bully them. The study, conducted over a period of three years and including over 1,500 cat lovers at a cost of nearly $3 billion, issued shocking results. Seventy-six percent of those studied disclose that their cats walk on them in the middle of night;...
Short Story
Feline Navidad
Dec.16.2008
PetsWeekly.com
The holiday season is upon us; surrounding us with good will, lots of chill, and neighbors in competition to see who can place the most strands of lights into one electrical outlet. We wear cheerful holiday colors of red and green, and place artificial reindeer antlers and Santa hats on the heads of our unhappy pets. I love the holiday season. I love the brisk,...
Short Story
Polar Bear Pair.jpg
Nov.05.2008
To outrun a polar bear, you should dodge to the right. Eskimos say that most polar bears are left pawed… You hear the change in his breathing and know he is awake. The sheets rustle as he climbs from the bed, careful not to disturb you and you draw your breath slowly and evenly although your heart pounds wildly in your chest. He gathers up the clothes that lie...
Poem
Once upon a late night dreary, while watching TV, weak and weary
Oct.04.2008
A Halloween Tradition... My apologies to Poe.. Once upon a late night dreary, while watching TV, weak and weary,Surfing through unusual, and violent TV shows,While we nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a...
Short Story
Freelancing Pups
Oct.02.2008
People seem to worry about me a lot. Not for all the normal reasons, like “Am I getting enough to eat?” or “Do I need more sleep?”  No – their main concern is that I work in an isolated environment, namely – my home office.  And I write.  All day long, I write.  My tools consist of computers and dictionaries and pens. My wardrobe has morphed from blazers, dress...
Short Story
Girl with her newest rescue
Jul.25.2008
PetsWeekly
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." – Ghandi “You can’t save them all...” My father’s words echoed through my head as I sat in front my computer, searching every website I could find that was even remotely associated with the keywords, “rescue + cat + injured + Arizona”. Maybe I...
Short Story
Stacy Mantle
Jul.25.2008
In Process
The winds howled with a sudden ferocity as the darkened sky reflected the setting sun in an overwhelming spectrum of orange and red crimson. I crouched down, my back against the wall as I searched for a more comfortable, less windy spot, while awaiting the coming rain. Monsoons were a bitch. A long leather jacket flapped wildly against my side, and the taste of...
Short Story
Jul.07.2008
A man desires the satisfaction of his desire, a woman desires the condition of desiring... I read that somewhere. Don't ask me where, because after awhile, the books become mere collections of words and they all collide into a kaleidoscope of letters and it's impossible to separate out who wrote what, or who said what, or who should actually get credit for what...
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Stingray Photo (From http://www.ianandwendy.com/)
Jul.07.2008
PetsWeekly
Today the most difficult decision I have to make is whether I should sit on the alabaster beach and watch the tide crash over a colony of corral reef that I discovered on an earlier dive, or join a group of rowdy tourists on a short boat ride out to the middle of the ocean for the sole purpose of jumping into lukewarm water with hundreds of wild stingrays.  I...