Category Archives: Dogs


Yes, yes, I know. It’s been way too long since my last blog. I’d kind of soured on writing. I’ve been dealing first of all with my oldest dog’s kidney failure. She has less than 10% of her kidney function … Continue reading

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Basing a Character’s Emotion on Personal Experience

#SFWApro Last week I talked about using one’s own fears to craft scenes in which a character experiences great fear and either has to overcome it or succumb to it and fail to attain a goal as a result. I’d … Continue reading

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Dogs Lost

 I had quite a scare today. I left the house at 10:40, putting my dogs between two gates in the area between my house and my utility room. Both gates close with a simple up and down latch. I came … Continue reading

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Juliet vs. shrubbery

Anybody know how to keep a dog from digging up plants? Juliet, my pit bull mix,  is the sweetest-natured, most loving dog anyone could want, but she has a couple of very bad habits. One is that she loves to … Continue reading

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