Category Archives: People we meet

The Rule Still Stands

If you think about it, the word “Dog” is a  bit of a concept.  I’d be hard-pressed to explain to you the difference between Dogs and Cats, but I surely can tell a French bulldog from a Siamese cat, and … Continue reading

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His penmanship is terrible!

Today, Shimmer and I were one of THOSE people. Here’s the story: I needed to pick up cat kibble for our cats. A task Shimmer couldn’t care less about, except that kibble was involved. He’s a fiend for kibble: dog, … Continue reading

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Today’s Conversation

Her: “Excuse me, is that dog all right?” Me: “He’s resting because it’s hot.” Her: “It’s, like, not even seventy outside.” Me: “Well, he gets hot.” Her: “He doesn’t look right. You should get him home.” Shimmer belches, end of … Continue reading

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Go, Billy, Go!

Shimmer and I were walking home when we heard what I thought was a bird in distress. A high-pitched “Pip, pip!” was coming from up a nearby hill, so we went to find out what was happening. The coyotes have … Continue reading

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Our first resolution of 2013 will be easy to keep

While returning home, Shimmer and I ran into the Hippy Lady who works for Parks and Recs. To be honest, we don’t know if she’s an actual hippy or not. She doesn’t wear make-up, hasn’t cut her hair in many … Continue reading

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He’d never call it “work”

I hadn’t seen Shimmer for awhile. He had been away on a Winter Holiday vacation—or at least I assume that’s where he was.  Probably hanging out at the ski slopes with St. Bernards. He’ll never tell me, he’s notoriously tight-lipped … Continue reading

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He must look like he’s got money

Shimmer saw her before I did. She was standing in an open garage, directing a group of workmen as they hauled things in and out of the house. Tail wagging furiously, he led me to her. He likes The Ladies. … Continue reading

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