A short poem about dog walks in the fall.
I often talk of the things Rumpy and I see while on our walks. Today we saw this: There’s no similar sign posted anywhere else that I’ve seen. This is the only one. So who is Michael, and why does he need our prayers? I first thought of this song recorded by Dionne Warwick: But […]
Now that the days are longer- and warmer- Rumpy and I take later evening walks. I notice as we are out, so are the homeless cats, moving either to or from the neighborhood feeding station. Last night Old Sam was walking down the sidewalk in front of our house. He stopped and sat as […]
Walking with Rumpy these past few days has been fun. The air is crisp and cool, and the Rumpster is filled with energy and excitement. Our walks are interesting. I am the one in charge. But I give Rumpy plenty of freedom. I set boundaries, such as no walking up in people’s yards and no […]
I woke up this morning and my body didn’t want to move. I’d worked 65 hours in 6 days, and I felt it in every bone in my body. Right now we’re so short of staff that we can work all the overtime we want, and since there’s a chance there will be no budget […]
It’s spring, and after a harsh winter, Nature blesses us with the beauty of flowers. But we don’t like them. They are too small. They’re not in the right place. They’re weeds! Yuck! So we pull them up. We spray weed killer on them. We fertilize our lawns with chemicals that seep into our ground […]