Entries by Anne Laurie

Thursday Night Open Thread

Until John gets around to posting pet pictures, and/or Bad Horse Filly’s “Menu for the Weekend.” *** Update *** Thanks, Anne Laurie. I forgot, yet again. The menu: Seared Ginger Tuna Rice Mint-Papaya-Pineapple Salsa Tossed Salad Sliced Apples w/Caramel dipping sauce And the cute:

New Dog Book I’m Looking Forward to Reading

Cathleen Schine, whose novel The New Yorkers was a perceptive window into the difference between a person and a-person-who-lives-with-a-dog, reviews INSIDE OF A DOG: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know for the New York Times: Dogs are, says Horo­witz, “creatures of the nose.” To help us grasp the magnitude of the difference between the human […]

Late Night / Early Morning Open Thread

“I have not the least expectation that the plan will be adopted. In South Carolina there is less enterprise, less public spirit, than in any other state; and that, Heaven knows, reduces it low enough.” Theodosia Burr* was writing (to her father) about prison reform, not health care reform, and there were fewer states in […]

Late Night Open Thread

Our new foster papillon “Gloria” got turfed from her last home because she made the dog-logical mistake of attacking their tiny, elderly Queen Bee girl dog. In the three-days-and-counting she’s been here with us, Gloria has given our elderly, imperious (and much larger, tho still smaller than Gloria) Princess Buta-Hime-Sama a very wide berth, even […]