Not All the Furry Monsters Are on Sesame Street by Deb Jess

George Carlin has said that “Life is a series of dogs.” My own life thus far has been touched by a Domino, a Scooter, a Pepsi, a Lucky, a Buster, a Suka, a Marley, and last but certainly not least, a Daisy. Each dog was certainly an individual, with unique quirks and talents ranging from disco dancing to possum wrangling. I was originally going to write a very sad post…

Friday, November 30, 2007

My Dog Lucky by Guest Deb Jennifer Estep

Welcome to guest author Jennifer Estep (who, by the way, has one way cool website), whose superhero chick lit novel Karma Girl debuted in May, and her sequel, Hot Mama, came out earlier this month. Jen wants to share a little about her favorite pet: First of all, thanks to the Debs for having me on the blog. You gals rock! I was really happy when I found out the…

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

And They Called It Puppy Love by Deb Jenny

*While pondering which of the many pet tales with which I could regale you, I decided to roam through my files of essays and happened upon something I wrote two and a half years ago as we were about to hand off the litter of puppies our dog Sassy had borne to their new owners. It’s a bit long but I hope you enjoy it.   Today is the day. In…

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Neighborly Way, by Guest Deb Wendy Nelson Tokunaga

We’d like to welcome as a guest author the lovely Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, whose “delectably frothy” (according to Publisher’s Weekly) novel, Midori by Moonlight, debuted in September. Wendy launches our theme this week, neighbors, with a cautionary tale (or would that be tail?!): The other morning I found a flyer underneath the doormat on our porch. On it was a photograph of a brown-and-white cat lounging in a bathroom sink….

Monday, November 5, 2007

Warning: Gross Lesson Dead Ahead by Founder Kristy

When I read the topic this week I couldn’t help but laugh. And then I couldn’t stop. And then I read it to my husband, and he couldn’t stop laughing either. And then he said something like: “Well, you can blather on about that for days,” which only proves that he, too, is unable to learn a lesson without being beaten about the head and shoulders repeatedly. What lesson haven’t…

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Animals My Dog Most Wants To Eat by Deb Kristy

So I’ve been “on the road” this week. I’ve been to Sarasota and Miami, doing a couple of events in both towns, and I’ve been lucky enough that my husband was able to accompany me on my Miami trip. We came over on Thursday and will leave on Saturday, and so what, you might ask, did we do with the infamous troll? (You might ask, I said, I didn’t say…

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Bear with me by Deb Eileen

I would like to start this harrowing tale of animal encounters by saying that I live in North Vancouver. This area is about 15 minutes from the downtown core of Vancouver. However, our home is about half way up a mountain, a mountain that we share with several woodland creatures. We have two dogs, they are approximately the size of two jumbo Kleenex boxes. Their true size in no way…

Friday, March 30, 2007

Farmer Girl by Deb Tish

I was pretty much born wanting a dog and a farm to raise him on. Most of my childhood memories involve me positioning myself in front of my parents with a big glossy dog book and a face full of tears. I’d stare into the eyes of a West Highland white terrier and feel how much I’d love him, and him me, if only he could be mine. Then I’d…

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

iRobot – A Love Story by Deb Kristy

  I am sure that those who know me think I came up with this topic, The Hairy Thing That Lurks Under My Bed, because I actually do have one (see above example: Niko Vom Kiernan), and I spend a large portion of my daily life cleaning up after it. My family has heard it. My friends are tired of listening to it. For the record, I didn’t invent this…

Saturday, October 21, 2006