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Tundra # 20

Elaine was never really the same after Tundra’s death, and, surprisingly, neither was Mushroom. Elaine had been crushed when Tundra ...

Tundra # 19

By the time April and I were married and our daughter, Daisy, was two months old, Tundra had been our ...

Tundra # 18

Tundra and Mushroom were feline versions of aggressive and sometimes frightening people whom I’ve met and known in my life. ...

Tundra # 17

I don’t know who in the neighborhood was responsible, but every six weeks or so, Tundra would come home with ...

Riot Dog

Take a peek at the Greek Riot Dog on the net. The rebellious hound hasn't missed a riot in years; ...

Tundra # 16

I tried not to like Maynard. I tried to hold a grudge against him. Anything less, I felt,would be disloyal ...

Tundra # 15

Portia and Jessica were good friends and they along with Ruthie were as thick as thieves. If you saw one ...

Tundra # 14

Three years after Tundra moved in, Portia asked April if she could leave her pet ferret, Maynard, with us for ...

The Hesitant Rhinoceros

The Rhinoceros snorted through its great dark nostrils and slowly shook its gnarled head this way and that. Its immense ...

Hell Is What You Hate

I hate washing dishes. And I’ll bet that’s what hell is too, doing whatever it is you hate the most, ...

The Big Lebowski

"Hey, nice marmot."

Jesus "H" Christ

When I hear someone say, "Jesus H. Christ," I always wonder what the "H" stands for. Probably hippie.

Tundra # 13

The picnic table remained Mushroom’s most revered spot in our yard, so, naturally, it became Tundra’s too. At first, I ...

Tundra # 12

In OB, Sam only picked up one new sound that I was aware of. On foggy nights, the foghorns sounded ...

Tundra # 11

When April and I had first moved into the house on Bacon Street, my best friend and ex-housemate, Allan, stayed ...

Tundra # 10

Tundra had also taken up hunting. And he was very good at it. Many mornings I opened our front door ...

Tundra # 9

Tundra’s conduct regarding April and me, and people in general, remained about the same as it always had. If you ...

Tundra # 8

Tundra changed in many ways over that first year with Mushroom. His new roaming territory had expanded greatly and now ...

Goodbye, Chelsea. Goodbye, Amber.

On Thursday, five days ago, Chelsea King, a 17-year-old girl went missing in my community. Thousands of volunteers searched for ...

Tundra # 7

A year passed and they were still at it. Tundra and Mushroom fought on practically a daily basis. But now ...

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