1. Notice top of hamster’s cage is ajar; wonder if your house is inhabited by fairies as no one admits to knocking into cage. 2. Look under every surface on entire first floor. Wonder: Can hamsters climb stairs? Ponder. 3. Console children. 4. Nag children, who on second thought don’t seem that upset and in fact are not searching as strenuously as you […]
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How are your pets faring in the summer heat? Mine is covered from head to toe with wavy black hair, and black retains the heat, so if you’ve guessed that we’re in for a long hot summer, you’ve guessed right. The Cole Porter song “Too Darn Hot” comes to mind. What does he do to compensate? Well, he gravitates to […]
But when I was telling the story about the yapping and the whining and the snuffling, there was one little detail I forgot to mention: my second dog. Meet Larry.
I’m sure you’ve all been there. Your beloved pet is not acting like his or her usual self. There is a listlessness, a mopiness, and a lack of appetite. If only they could speak and tell you what ails them! But they can’t, and so, you must put yourself in their shoes, or paws as it were, and attempt to […]
I’d like to apologize to anyone who sat near me in Rows 16 or 17 last week. You know who you are. You are the ones who heard my little dog, Sticky, yip and moan and wheeze theatrically. For six hours. All the way from New York to California. And back.