The Nor’easter


Whee! Puppy is blown like a kite by a nor'easter

I took my chances late one day

And went into the world.

The wind was blowing forcefully

And all the flags unfurled.

I aimed my pee stream carefully

But was the one that fell.

Was it the Nor’easter too strong

Or only I too small?


What a storm this week!  Although we’ve had colder temps during the Winter, this particular storm brought a bitterness that made it truly miserable.

I am sorry to say that poor Bitey did get tipped by the wind while we were outside.  Terriers are built pretty much  like cinder blocks – short, stocky and heavy – so I was surprised that they could be blown about.

Perhaps that is why they get so nervous when I watch The Wizard of Oz.


If you would like to enjoy more of Bitey and Toby’s blustery days, pick up a copy of Poopiter.  It would make a great gift for an Easter basket!

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

To learn why Geordie hates March, read A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy!

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Both available at Amazon.





Red Nose

Red Nose , Benedryl





This is the first time I can remember ever having Spring allergies in February.  Normally the trees don’t start doing their thing until late March or early April.  Although forecasts are calling for possible snow this week, I hope the trees continue to do their business and get this pollen crap over with all at once.  I am miserable, and I simply don’t have the patience for two pesky, energetic, unstoppable, arguing terriers.

So, would anyone like some pesky, energetic, unstoppable, arguing terriers?

I have two too many.


Prefer to enjoy the antics of pesky pups on the page instead?  Then pick up a copy of Poopiter!

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

You may also like A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy which tells of Bitey’s days before the arrival of the Usurper Toby.

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Both are available at Amazon.

Another Friday in Lent


Baked beans again?!? Do you want to go to hell?

I think going to hell for Lent is going to be my new tradition.

For some reason, I can’t seem to keep my days straight at this time of year.  I screw up every Friday.   I am sure the people at church would gladly cluck their tongues and say “Don’t you love God enough to fast a mere one day per week?”  As I recall, though, Christ came to walk among us and hung around with those whose faults were most offensive to other humans.

What could be more offensive than a fondness for beans?


Catch up on some of Bitey and Toby’s other Lenten seasons in A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy

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and Poopiter.

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

Both are available from Amazon.

Happy Gotcha Day


Happy Gotcha Day, Toby!

Gotcha Day? Yes, the day you were adopted. I'm adopted? But I always thought I looked like Mommy.Toby’s Gotcha Day is coming up this week, and I thought we would celebrate.

Cairn terrier puppy sleeping in kennel.

It’s hard to believe he was such a tiny thing when I first met him.

It’s funny.  There are so many things I want to say about my little boy today, but as I sit down to write I am getting all choked up.  Maybe I’ll just let the pictures do the talking.

Two Cairn terriers on a cold day

Here is Geordie being angry that he had to walk on his own paws while the puppy got carried.  This was the coldest day of that particular Winter and the puppy’s first day outside.  (Maybe that’s why he loves the snow so much.)


You can read more about the wee beastie’s early days in Poopiter.

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

Available at Amazon.



I have a friend who says that puppies' souls come back to visit their mommies as butterflies.

I have a friend who says that puppies’ souls come back to visit their mommies as butterflies.

Butterflies 2

Perhaps that is why my boys enjoy chasing butterflies so much…they sense a kindred spirit.


To read more of Bitey’s adventures, pick up a copy of A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy.   It is available from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions.


Coming Soon!  Bitey and his little brother Toby will have their own book.  I got a proof back from the printer yesterday, but there had been a problem with compression when the manuscript was sent.  I fixed that and resubmitted, so hopefully it will be good enough to approve next time!

Little Bird, Little Bird…

…fly through my window!

Baby robin stands in grass

Note, little bird, that the song did not say “Poop on my lawn chair!”  or “Make my small dogs bark!”.  You really should reconsider your agenda for the day.

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When Geordie was a puppy, he had a bird friend:  The Faux-hawk Robin.  This bird had a peculiar feather-do that made him easy to spot.  After that first friend, Geordie was never playful with birds again.  I am glad I got to watch the two of them together.

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To read more of Bitey’s adventures, pick up a copy of his book, A Tired Mommy Is a  Good Mommy available in paperback and Kindle versions at Amazon.