Category Archives: pets

the “lost dog” we brought home

Like most other novels, there’s a disclaimer—albeit with a twist—at the beginning of Lost Dogs, my story about two dogs who witness the end of the human world.  It goes like this: All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. … Continue reading

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storytelling on a 3rd thursday

I’m blessed to live on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, which has a thriving community of authors, musicians, and artists.  Recently, I was invited to headline an evening of readings and music that’s held on the third Thursday of the month at a … Continue reading

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a tale of two dogs

In August of last year, we adopted a 150 lb. behemoth of a dog.  This, despite the fact that we already had three dogs (and three cats), and we live in a small house.  I will be the first to … Continue reading

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we got six. that’s all there is.

My children have never known a home without pets.  There have always been at least two in the house. When my older daughter Beth was born, we had our cats Loki and Freya (who were littermates), as well as our dogs … Continue reading

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the “lost dogs” you don’t know

My young-adult sci-fi novel Lost Dogs has been out for almost two months now, has been selling relatively well, and has received great reviews. Ostensibly, it’s about two dogs who live through the end of the human world, but there’s … Continue reading

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“how sad is this?” ranking the animal stories that make you cry

I’m an animal lover: I have three dogs and three cats, my family and I visit zoos, we volunteer at the local rescue place, and I donate to the World Wildlife Fund. As I was drafting Lost Dogs, my recently-published … Continue reading

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“animals are smarter than you think”

Such is the premise of this National Geographic article from a few years ago.  Almost every owner will tell you that their dog understands them, but if you have a border collie, that may be more true than you might … Continue reading

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and then there were five

This past Monday, we took our cat Mooch (the fellow below) to the vet to be put down.  He would have been 12 in March.  We’ve had him since May, 2008 (as you can see here) and he was sickly … Continue reading

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