Wonderful pets! Category

Later edit: I was notified that some of the video links weren't working. I think they all are now, but please do notify me if any of them don't? Yesterday I bragged on Goldie's Novice Trick Dog title, so today I'd like to share some of her awesome work on her Intermediate and Advanced titles! […]

Later edit: I was notified that some of the video links weren't working. I think they all are now, but please do notify me if any of them don't? So there's this thing called patellar tracking disorder which, if you are a middle-aged or older woman, is apparently something you have to watch out for. […]

I have had such an excellent day today! Got to sleep a few hours later than usual, then took Goldie to her new agility class. She's doing an amazing job! It's a real pleasure to work with such a happy, eager dog, and I'm overjoyed that she came into my life. Now all I have […]

Goldie does it again! :)

In: Random, Wonderful pets!

Squeeee time! I'm so proud of my clever girl! :) Here's a photo of Goldie looking unimpressed at me gleeing so much at her that the cell wasn't steady enough: …and here's the actual certification scanned in. Amazing what you can do with Photoshop to pretty things up when you want! :)

Goldie! :)

In: Family, Random, Wonderful pets!

To all my friends with children: I am so very, very sorry! I owe you all an apology… and some explanation. :-D It is probably no secret to those who know me that I don't care for kids that much. The very young ones are often loud and shrill, and their high-pitched voices frequently hit […]

Things that make me smile

In: House stuff, Random, Wonderful pets!

I'm currently struggling with stress headaches caused by my accidentally pinching a nerve in my neck or head — which, according to my doctor, are alleviated daily by taking Advil, and will go away on their own in about three weeks. The headaches (sans the painkiller) are bad enough that they wake me in the […]


In: Costumery, Random, Wonderful pets!

Hallowe'en silliness because I can; because Goldie is both patient and a delight to work with; because it's fun to dress up; because why not? :) My ATS bellydancing class was a blast this morning! On the way to class I heard Alice Cooper's "Welcome to My Nightmare" and a version of "I Put A […]

This is just going to be various fun/silly things in my life currently — sometimes I need to simply not think about dissertation stuff. So! For a celebratory late Valentine's with friends, I decided we should have the traditional Valentine's Day pizza — because Hawaiian pizza is totes what St. Valentine celebrated with, amiright? Also, […]

There is a sort of beauty found in terrible weather, which I'd forgotten. It's nice to remember. Because I don't currently have a backyard, I walk my dog Goldie twice daily, and I try to get her to a dog park five or six days a week to stretch her legs off-leash and play with […]

Grateful for the holidays

In: Random, Wonderful pets!

The holiday season is finally coming to a close, and I find I have a great deal to be grateful for. One random side thought: Good heavens, new houses take a lot of time and effort! ;) I've already written about our lovely kittens, but I do have two cute new photos to share before […]

Bestiaries depict mythical, moralizing animals, but are also potential allegorical sparks that can bloom into brilliant mental bonfires. My bestiary is this mythologizing animal's fascinated exploration of beauty & meaning in the wonder of existence -- in the hopes of inspiring yet more joyous flares of intellectual passion.



Collie’s Bestiary