Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Abuelita Has A New Rescued Doggie named Autumn. She's a FOX!

One of my art buyers has a shop on the O'Odham Indian Reservation and she called me about a small dog that she wanted me to adopt. She had handed me a small white dog, half Pit Bull and half Jack Russell Terrier about six years ago. That small dog, Benzinha, had brought me such joy and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 12, 2003


My arm suddenly flies up into the air and my paintbrush flies and hits the wall behind me. My dog has heard her mental alarm clock go off signalling(my Spellcheck says that 'signalling' has only one 'l', but I'm old school and use two) 6 p.m., the Dog Park Hour. I say, "Okay, okay, just a minute,"... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 7, 2003

In Sayulita, Mexico, all dogs are Shar Pei. No jive.

We drove up the highway from Nuevo Vallarta, passing Punta Mita, Bucerias and we went on up to Sayulitas. The roads are dirt and the pueblito is small. A friend is building, constantly, a hotel there and paying for expansion as the years pass. We didn't stop as the sun was thinking about setting in... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Foolishly buying a monkey and giving her a home. Don't do it.....

OUR MONKEY, SACI' PERERE' (pronounced sah-SEE peh-reh-REH) Saci' Perere' is a mythical, magical, black one legged man who hides in the forests and jungles of Brasil.....and though our monkey had two legs, it was her name. We called her Saci'. My best friend called on the phone and said that he had... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 27, 2003

Dad's stories cracked us up. He was a storyteller and we had them memorized

This is one of his funniest stories. Picture Rio de Janeiro, 6 a.m. The sun was just coming up, the air was still soft and full of shadows, when Dad stepped out onto the second floor balcony in his bathrobe. He liked to have his first cup of coffee and cigarette alone and before the six kids and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 18, 2003

Slowly, moaning we crawl out of bed, embracing another pain filled day.....

Two old dogs left out of our pack of four. Najee, a Pitski Hubbull and Benzinha, a Jack Russell Pitrrier, have proceeded on to their paradise in the Jardin de Allah, a wonderful little park in the center of Ipanema. They have left us to mourn their passing, missing their talking and funny tricks... Sign in to see full entry.

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