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. … Read More The people who you meet in dog rescue
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… Read More Ladybug of Love
I miss the clickety-clicking of paws on the hardwood floor when I walk in the door. I miss seeing the sad eyes begging for pizza crusts on pizza night. I miss my canine Hoovers–Now I have to vacuum crumbs off the floor for myself. There’s too much room in our bed at night without those… Read More Something’s Missing
I’m a dog person. In my home, my dog completes my family. I grew up with a dog and affectionately recall my bond with her. I think it’s pretty cool to see my daughter CP share a similar relationship with Vince. Vince, the resident German Shepherd, is very big and sheds. A lot. And of… Read More Girl’s Best Friend
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… Read More Shy and…Retiring?
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… Read More All My (Dog) Children
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… Read More The Cast of Characters, plus Grandparent Ruminations