Your dog’s name is WHAT?

My name is Heather, and I give my animals nicknames. That’s right, laugh all you want. My animals have nicknames. I’m sure there are others like me; after all, the nicknames evolved from conversations I’ve had with the animals, and I know I’m not the only person in the world who can have a lengthy … More Your dog’s name is WHAT?

A New Home for Harry

There have been several well-meaning people who, upon hearing about my plans to make a baby, have suggested that I might want to become a foster parent first (or instead). Apparently, there are those who believe that being a foster parent is a practice session, a sort of scrimmage match for would-be moms. I’ve actually … More A New Home for Harry

Kitty-Kitty Bang-Bang

“Minnesota defines a wild, or feral, cat as one with no collar that does not show friendly behavior, said Kevin Kyle with that state’s Department of Natural Resources.” Okay. I was a little disturbed by the whole cat-hunting issue in Wisconsin (did you know it’s legal in South Dakota and Minnesota? I didn’t.), but the … More Kitty-Kitty Bang-Bang