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Japanese soup bowls

There’s a great local Japanese market a few miles from here where we buy Pocky and edamame and all of the ingredients Jon uses to make Jongolian Barbecue, and a few years ago I picked up these cheap soup bowls for the occasional miso soup I ate while sick and pregnant. Now I use them [...]

She’s back

We thought the anesthesia might give us two or three days of peace in the house, but this morning Coco was acting like that hysterectomy she had yesterday never happened. We’re supposed to keep her calm and immobile through the weekend, but I have no idea how we’re going to do that, especially since Chuck [...]

The hard winter calls for desperate measures

Jon actually took this photo a few days ago with our telephoto lens as these deer ate what is left of the grass in the yard across the street. We were back in the office when we heard Chuck barking, which means he’s either telling Coco to shove it or there is something we should [...]

The various voices of a miniature Australian Shepherd

Coco has earned several nicknames in the two months that she has been terrorizing living in our home. Among them: Gina, DAMN GINA!, Daffy, Cricket, That Awful Dog, and Coco Furrocious. That last one is actually engraved on her ID tag, and we like to think that if Coco were ever to take up a [...]