Posts with tag The Daily Diary

A Symbiotic Performance

The extraordinary thing about domestic dogs, as everyone knows, is how they so completely share their lives with us. We provide them with security and a safe environment, and they give us companionship, protection and, for some, a livelihood. Our relationship with dogs is an ancient alliance. It’s symbiotic. This symbiosis is demonstrated everywhere, but… read more


Good Book Hunting

Philadelphia was once the center of publishing in the United States. That center eventually moved north to Manhattan and was further scattered with the advent of desktop publishing. Nevertheless, my hometown had long maintained its literary legacy through the many fine bookstores that could be found throughout the city and its surrounding communities. Sadly, most… read more


Heavy Petting

I know what you’re thinking, and you’re way off the mark. There are times when the supply of available puppies exceeds the demand for them. When this occurs, breeders must work extra hard to find suitable homes and are genuinely happy when a “pet home” comes along. The desire of “pet people” to own a… read more


The Delights Of Disobedience

My puppies are growing by leaps and bounds. They’re 12 weeks old now and possess the curiosity and playfulness that are typical of their breed. Recently, however, they’ve begun to express a kind of willfulness for which the Irish Water Spaniel is not entirely unknown. Though eager to please, the little dervishes have started asserting… read more

The Daily Diary

Of all the days of the week, Monday is the most emotionally dependent. People regularly claim to hate it, except on the occasion of a National Holiday, the American workers’ equivalent of a Get Out Of Jail Free card. Its fellow weekdays, by comparison, enjoy an independence that is carefree. Tuesday and Thursday are unencumbered… read more