“Pet Parent”

I am NOT a “pet parent” and I find the phrase incredibly insulting to both myself and to my animal friends. I found this article through a link on Facebook, How to Keep Your Dog Safe In Cold Weather, and while it is good advice but I find that whole “pet parents” thing horribly insulting to my dogs.  They are DOGS.  My animals are my friends and companions, but I didn’t give birth to them, they are not genetically my species, I am not their “parent”.  I am their companion and friend; we have a symbiosis that takes from what … Continue reading

Ordinary Goodness: Baby Smell

Recently not much is getting done around here in the housework or writing realm.  The reason is that I am in love! Ah, yes, the joys of a new baby in the family.  Snuggle time for now, the house can wait, the writing can wait, the baby will not wait. I love the smell of the top of a baby’s head.  That warm soft fuzz accompanied by a soft odor that is unique to babies.  You can keep your “new car smell” because there is no smell better than that of one of my babies.  I could sit and snuggle … Continue reading