Category Archives: Animals

Daily Prompt: Ripped Into the Headline

Daily Prompt: Ripped Into the Headline. York’s SPCA Bully Bash This past Saturday York County residents had a rollicking good time at Rudy Park, which held the 4th annual fundraiser for the SPCA called “Bully Bash.” While it had rained … Continue reading

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The Love of Old Dogs

Everyone loves a puppy, of course. Why not? They are small and gangly and infinitely curious. Nothing is like the smell of puppy breath or the feel of tiny, razor-sharp teeth chewing on an offered hand. Puppies are adorable, and … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: All About Me

Daily Prompt: All About Me. I’m a sucker for a clever title…If I’m at the library and I cannot decide what to read next, I scan the shelves for a title that speaks to me. When my students would write … Continue reading

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The Rainbow Bridge

Something magical has been happening on Monday nights for the past 17 years. People from all over the globe gather in an online chat room and participate in a ceremony to honor their ailing or deceased pets. The website Petloss.com … Continue reading

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Meeting Gelbert

I have shared this story many times, with many people. Once I was part of a story-telling piece done by one of my students at school. She was recording various people as they recounted something important or memorable to them. … Continue reading

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Running Wild

What’s better than going for a jog after a week of traveling, hopping from foot to train to car, and covering thousands of miles? Going for a jog in fields of lush green grass and livestock, of course. While the … Continue reading

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Little Mama

Mary knelt, pushed up the rusted metal latch on the kennel door and crawled inside, a leash hanging around her neck, pockets bulging with small plastic bags and treats. The cement floor was still damp from the morning’s spray down, … Continue reading

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Gelbert Helps a Bird in Need

The other day I saw the most amazing thing. My old Aussie, my sweet and gentle gentleman was asleep in the yard, as he is so apt to do most days it is warm and sunny. I was sitting outside … Continue reading

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Stitches in Time

  Three times now in the past six weeks I have found myself in a JoAnne Fabric Store, wandering up and down the aisles looking for material, threads and velcro. I have been in need of more “belly bands”, the … Continue reading

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Can You Quantify Love?

In today’s New York Times I read an article by a well-known writer stating that there is no scientific evidence that having a pet, or living with an animal (be it cat, dog, bird, reptile…) benefit a person’s physical or … Continue reading

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