Tag Archives: pets

R.I.P. Freeda, the best dog in the world

The best dog in the entire world passed away this morning. Her name was Freeda, and, for the past 13 years, she’s lived here in Ypsilanti with me and my family. She’s been a constant in our lives ever since our friend Monica brought her to us, after finding her wondering around Southwest Detroit just […]

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Facing the end with our cat Nona

I’m pretty sure Nona came to live with us in 1995, the first time we moved back to Ypsi. (We’ve tried unsuccessfully to leave twice now.) We’d been living in Atlanta, and decided to move back to Michigan so that Linette could attend grad school. We already had one cat – Eartha – the cat […]

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PETCO wants to give my dog a blueberry facial

No offense to those of you our there who buy stupid shit for your dogs, but come on, now… I can accept the occasional sweater vest on a Yorkie, but there’s got to be a line somewhere. We can’t, as a civilization, have gotten to the point where there’s a canine facial industry. I refuse […]

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