Category Archives: Conversations with Small Dogs

The Year of the Socially Isolating Rabbit

As my tiny group of regular readers knows very well by now, I have a little Easter tradition here on the ol’ blog: I tell The Story and (usually on Good Friday) post about a little hymn thing I like. … Continue reading

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Conversations With Small Dogs About Sin and Repentance

Me: Buddy, we need to talk about some of your recent behavior. Buddy: Pretty cool stuff, right? Right?!?! Me: Um…I’m not sure we’re talking about the same thing. What do you think you did that was cool? Buddy: Well, let’s … Continue reading

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Conversations With Small Dogs: The Mighty Hunter

Me: Um…Ed, what the…what is that dead thing in your mouth?

Eddie: [talking with mouth full] Srhbit.

Me: Huh?

Eddie: SRHBIT! DUH! Iguhbny!

Me: [taking a closer look] Oh, Jesus H. Van Orman Quine, you just brought a dead bunny into my house! What gives, Ed? Continue reading

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Conversations With Small Dogs: Pre-Holiday Edition

Me: Buddy, we need to talk. Buddy: Oh, did you find that cool thing I stashed in the yard a few minutes ago? Wow! Me: Look, Bud, I know chewers gotta chew, and I have no one to blame but … Continue reading

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Documenting the Doggy Atrocities

“Hey, Laura — can I ask you a question?” “Sure. What’s up?” “Um…why is your purse on top of your refrigerator?” [sigh] “Because it got stolen this morning.” “Um…what?” “Yeah. Young Buddy¬†took it while I was upstairs working on a … Continue reading

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Conversations With Small Dogs: House Meeting, 5/23/15

Me: I call this meeting to order, gentlemen. We have one item on the agenda. Buddy: Is it food? Henry: Wait — there’s food? Buddy: Where? Where is there food? Eddie: Shut up so she can talk about the food, … Continue reading

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There Will Be Blood

One of the fun (read: totally not fun) things about living with three terriers (read: terrierists) is that, unlike a crew of happy-go-lucky Labradors, they must frequently indulge a primal and irresistible drive to Bring It. At any given moment, … Continue reading

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Small Dogs In Sweaters!

Yup.

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Really?

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Conversations With Small Dogs: A New Enemy

1:30 AM, almost every morning for the past two weeks [Buddy, who had been sleeping quietly, curled up on the bed at my feet, suddenly jumps up and starts barking like a lunatic. The other dogs remain asleep. Eddie is … Continue reading

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