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Olive & Henry

Olive & Henry

Henry, from the day we brought him home from the shelter, was 17 pounds of orange-striped irritable. He’s not cuddly, playful, or even nonchalant. He bites. And he prefers that you just leave him alone, permanently. Henry grew on us like a mild but contagious virus. We actually like him, for reasons that only therapy […]

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Pollydog

Pollydog

Yep, the ‘rents got a new substitute daughter. Polly is a rescue pup, formerly feral. She has a half-purple tongue and short square-ish muzzle; likely she’s part chow. There may also be some lab and collie in her. She’s deeply ambivalent about people, and barks fiercely at newcomers while furiously wagging her south end. But […]

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Our new pets are worms

Our new pets are worms

We recently acquired a pound of worms to eat our garbage and teach us something. The Maker, age 7, is the boss of all these worms and the font of all the following information. 1. We have one pound of worms.Are they a herd? A warren? A flotilla? Unknown at this time. We also don’t […]

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but they were old enough to know better

but they were old enough to know better

The Husband’s grandparents had a cat. It was one of those light orange stripey cats. They called it Orangey. When it died they had another light orange stripey cat. They called it Orangey. (Did you think you lost your place there for a minute?) When I was 3 I had two baby yellow-belly slider turtles. […]

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