Animals

When the Squirrels Are Over

Squirrels are violent maters. I thought about that as metaphor, but I’ve already written that kind of essay, that story.

Maximum Dog

Even before the pandemic, we’d stopped having people over to the house. It’s become a doghouse that allows a few humans to stay there.

Apr 28, 2021
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