Monthly Archives: November 2012

A COCKAPOO TALE

Time to go to the place, I thought, Where all the hapless strays are brought. Two months before my dog, my friend, Was struck down in a tragic end. No warning sign.  Just suddenly ill. In just one hour his … Continue reading

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I HEAR THE WORST!

In 1946 the National Association of Teachers of Speech* issued its list of what it regarded as the ten worst-sounding words in the English language.  We can thank the NATS for putting these little bugs in our ears.  In alphabetical … Continue reading

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FELINE FLUORESCENCE

Too Much Information? Behold the cat:  Smart, agile, tidy, discerning, fastidious—all readily recognizable characteristics of the imperious feline.  Having owned cats variously throughout my life, I can attest to all these traits, as well as their tenaciousness.  All have, at … Continue reading

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