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I have corgis. Wait, let me restart. When I was growing up on the cattle ranch, we had a lot of dogs, including a bunch of corgis. They are cattle dogs–did you know that? They nip cows in the heels … Continue reading

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Housekeeping

Housekeeping   Three months later I’m still vacuuming up dog fur, Each clump a ghost of her.   Maybe this one hair Came from the previous Shepherd, Loyal, fierce, and strong, Or this bit of fluff My old tortoiseshell cat. … Continue reading

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The Tajji Diaries: The Wolf in Winter — and Farewell

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about Tajji, the retired seeing eye dog we adopted in 2014. She is a sweet, loving dog, but had become leash-reactive (not aggressive) to other dogs and sometimes people, making her unsuitable for … Continue reading

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The Naming of Dogs

Two weeks ago, I blogged about the naming of cats. Since it would be unfair to leave our canine friends out . . . My family also usually had a dog or two.  After I went off on my own, … Continue reading

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Keeping up

On a normal day/week/month/year, I barely keep up with necessary activities of life–like cleaning, outdoor chores, laundry, cooking, dog brushing, and so on. My priority for the work day is writing, and my priority for the rest of the time … Continue reading

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The Return of the Walkabout Cat

When last we left our story, our indoor-only cat Shakir had escaped and was so freaked out, he no longer recognized us. After spotting him several times in our yard, we decided to try to trap him. To this end, … Continue reading

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BVC Announces “Hair of the Dog” by Doranna Durgin

Hair of the Dog by Doranna Durgin

Hair of the Dog A Feral Darkness: Short Story by Doranna Durgin Brenna Lynn Fallon grooms dogs, owns a Cardigan Welsh Corgi with a little something extra, and has a lifetime acquaintance with the ancient power once known as the … Continue reading

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The Adventure of the Walkabout Cat

One of the challenges of owning indoor-only cats is that they don’t always get with the program. They dart out of open doors, find ways to squirm through gates and partly-opened windows, and so forth. We humans have yet to … Continue reading

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Why the Horse?

It’s interesting to reflect on the animals that humans have chosen as frequent companions–or that have chosen humans. While we’ve kept just about every possible creature as a pet, status symbol/zoo animal, or beast of burden, a select few have … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Diana Pharaoh Francis

Diana Pharaoh Francis taught herself how to ride a horse at the ripe old age of six years. The next few years were spent either so lost in a book that her family had to send a search party out after her, or bareback on a horse, herding cattle and still more horses. The best combination was reading until the wee hours, and then sleeping until five minutes before she was due in the barn. Continue reading

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