Tag Archives: Pets

Let’s Paws: Happy to be a Blind Dog’s Seeing-Eye Dog

My latest trip was to take what might be my last journey with one of my favorite beings — my blind nephew Chaos, a 12-year-old Labrador Retriever. I volunteered to dog-sit, which meant flying down to my sister’s in Charlotte, … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Who shall rest this Yom Kippur? My dog

I’m not religious in the least; Hebrew School dropout and all that. But I felt an overwhelming need to run to synagogue this Yom Kippur, that part of the Jewish New Year where it’s OK to take an entire day … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Wisdom shines in old dogs’ eyes

No doubt about it: When everything else starts to go in a dog (and a human), the eyes still have it, as demonstrated by excerpts from this touching book. And will ’til the end. Old don’t need to learn new … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Happy Mother’s Day, to me

Me and¬†Ginger, my old girl baby dachshund, who’s approaching her 19th year. That would make her somewhere in the neighborhood of 85, at least. This is a common sight morning, noon and night, though Mitch selflessly takes over the night … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: The Dachshund and the Easter Bunny

My honeybunny dachshund Ginger may be going on 85 (here’s a convoluted formula that made my head ache; she’s almost 18 in dog years), but she’s still a pup at heart. Especially when it comes to kid stuff like the … Continue reading

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Road trip ends up on one of my favorite sites

Happy that my visit to the symphony made it onto one of my favorite sites,¬†The Bark. A while back, I took a four-hour ride (each way) to see the Pittsburgh Symphony because there were dogs involved. They were an important … Continue reading

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Let’s Paws: Away, and missing that special pet?

Meet Edie, the mascot at the Fairmont hotel in Pittsburgh. Or, to use her formal title, “Canine Ambassador.”     Look closely at this boxer/lab mix and you’ll see her tail is bent. Apparently this rescue pooch was hit by … Continue reading

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