Tag: dogs

The people who you meet in dog rescue

The road to dog rescue is paved with the 3 Bs: Bugs, Barf, and Bites, and I’ve had my share of them all.  Date night with Karen is less likely to involve a romantic dinner and more likely to involve detonating flea bombs in my car to eliminate party favors left by a recent transport. 

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Ladybug of Love

Twenty years ago, I walked into dog rescue quite literally by accident.  While home from France for the winter holidays, I went with my bestie Carey to the Connecticut Humane Society to help search for her first dog. Initially reluctant to join her, I thought seeing all the undeservingly homeless dogs would break my heart. Which, predictably, it

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Shy and…Retiring?

I have not been in my office since August 29th. I took almost an entire month of vacation time (I had to do a hearing, attend a training, and go to 2 meetings during September), and tomorrow I go back to work. The prospect does not thrill me. My theory about vacations from work is

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All My (Dog) Children

Life without dogs would be so empty and sad, I think.  They fill essential needs:  comic relief, cheering me up at the end of a crummy day, on-demand snuggles and of course, unconditional love. I believe that teenage boys derive a great benefit from having pets in the house, as they may become uncomfortable receiving hugs

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The Cast of Characters, plus Grandparent Ruminations

My younger son is engaged!  So exciting.  I’ve been writing for CTWORKINGMOMS.COM for over a month now, and I realized that with the addition of a future daughter-in-law, I need to clarify the cast of characters going forward.  I don’t want to use their real names – they didn’t ask to be part of my

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