Category Archives: dogs

The Seichi Journals: Welcoming a New Family Member

Back in 2014, we adopted a retired seeing eye dog, Tajji, and I began a series of blog posts about our life with her. She departed over the Rainbow Bridge  last December at age 12 ½, rather old for a … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler comes home and there are dogs

English Mastiff breeders share a common anecdote: by the end of the second World War, the English Mastiff all but vanished from Britain. American breeders helped to revive the breed in England. This intrigued me. Plans for a historical novel … Continue reading

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This is a dog post

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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