Paroled, But Not Pardoned

On April 21st, Luca got kicked out of the house. She bit Camille for the second time, and although she’d never done any real damage, I didn’t want to take a risk. So I tossed her onto our… Read More


I’ve been debating several options, but I can’t think of a better solution. I don’t like it, but today I moved all of Luca’s things to our sun porch. That’s where she is now. That’s where she’ll be… Read More

The Rebirth of Millie’s Arch Nemesis

Several months ago, visitors were on their way to our house, and as usual I’d put off at least some aspect of cleaning until the last minute. This time, I’d waited to clean up the dog and cat… Read More

Our Dog, The Human

A prospective buyer came over earlier tonight, so Lee and I needed to get Millie out of the house for an hour. We decided to take her to the Savannah Dog Park. We’d never been before, and I… Read More

Understanding the Millie Mind

Millie, can you please explain to me why you do figure eights in the backyard, repeatedly sniffing the same four places before deciding on the perfect spot to use the bathroom? I know this is not a unique… Read More

Kitty Update

I woke up this morning with a sinking feeling because I knew I had to shove Luca unwillingly into a cat carrier, drive to the vet, and leave her there. It was hard, and I was still conflicted… Read More

The De-Claw De-Bate

I had “call vet” on my to-do list all week. I was committed and ready. But today when I picked up the phone, I froze. I couldn’t make the call. I’ve been debating for a couple years about… Read More

The After-Bath Aftermath

Millie goes through three different phases at bath time. Resistance, acceptance, and finally, freak-out mode. And I don’t think she’s alone in this. Abbey did it too, though not to the same degree. Millie is all about extremes…. Read More

Missing Him

I was flipping through a magazine today we got from UGA’s Athletic Department. It offered summaries of the past season for various varsity sports. To my delight, the Equestrian Team was the first sport highlighted, with a huge… Read More


Wow. This dog has some serious ears. Long enough to earn Mr. Jeffries a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Millie can’t compete, but that’s probably best. I think having ears that long would be a… Read More