Tessa’s Parable

I have a story to tell you, a parable. I’ve been laying here cleaning myself and sleeping for two months now thinking of the stories mom has told us over the years. It has given me a richer understanding of the humans I do my best to avoid. I remembered this particular parable the night…

Seamus & the Pink Mouse

Shameless Seamus works to save the pink mice population from extinction. Inspired by the Fresh Air interview with Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction.

When the Aliens Arrive

Maya Talks We came through the ice storm on Sunday intact, for me it was a day to curl up and sleep. I did see Marco across the yard and my low growl alerted mom to a rumble brewing. When she called my name to stay put I let her know it wasn’t worth sliding…

Coyote Lore

Seamus speaks The coyotes came into the yard last night looking For food or maybe because we have a big fat hare Hopping around the bamboo stand getting fatter by The day, which is against the law of nature in winter Time when all are cold, hungry and looking for food. The neighbors text message…

Waiting for Mom

As the morning wears on, Maya, a Cairn terrier and Seamus, a Shih Tzu mix, pass the time in conversation as they wait for their mom to arrive home from shopping. MAYA Shay, hey, Shay, wake up. SEAMUS (eyebrow lifting) Hmmmm? MAYA Ya think mom will cook some bones today? SEAMUS Dunno, sure, hope so….

Tessa on Retirement

Mom asked me about my recent retirement. Said I was spending much too much time sleeping, eating and getting fat. She did use the dreaded f* word and though slightly offended I said it was my winter fur that makes me look bigger. Actually, I’m pretty lean underneath all this grey fur, really not my…