Animals

Still Life With Thelma and Louise, My ‘Ex-Batt’ Chickens

For my rescued hens, every day was the best day they’d ever had.

Nov 03, 2020
Smoky & Jack, the One-Woman Dogs

Is it as eerie as I think it is, this mirroring: the one-woman dogs; the girl babies who come too early, too small?

Mar 02, 2020
At the Twilight of a Dog’s Life, How Do You Know When It’s Time?

Aging is a funny thing. You’re not sure if the world has changed, or if a hundred cellular mutations have changed your place in it.

May 02, 2019
Rattled: The Recklessness of Loving a Dog

I believe that loving a dog is basically mortgaging future heartbreak against a decade or so of camaraderie—I’d understood this when I got Red. But when confronted with it, I felt shamefully angry at myself for even getting him.

Dec 18, 2018