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Picture Larry Romans' dog #2: Rosemary Clooney

by Larry Romans on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 06:00 pm

Rosemary Clooney Morgan-Romans, R.I.P.

hybrid terrier

Miss Rosie was very scared as she showed up on our doorstep. She had just had puppies and was thin enough to look all-ears. As she got older she put on weight (as did her owners) and looked more like how her namesake looked in later life.

The original Ms. Rosemary Clooney was one of the greatest pop-jazz singers of the Twentieth Century. Her later albums on the Concord label are wonderful.

Picture Larry Romans' dog #5: Maxine Sullivan

by Larry Romans on Tue, May 29, 2012 at 05:58 pm

Maxine Sullivan Morgan-Romans

hybrid hound

When I found Maxine under a portable school building, she was so flea-bitten that she had no hair. We weren't sure she was going to make it, but she's been with us more than fourteen years. She has lip cancer and arthritis, some from a shoulder problem that the previous owners never fixed until it was too late.  I'm hoping to have her a little longer. She is the sweetest dog ever.

Maxine Sullivan Morgan-Romans

hybrid hound

When I found Maxine under a portable school building, she was so flea-bitten that she had no hair. We weren't sure she was going to make it, but she's been with us more than fourteen years. She has lip cancer and arthritis, some from a shoulder problem that the previous owners never fixed until it was too late.  I'm hoping to have her a little longer. She is the sweetest dog ever.

The original Maxine Sullivan was a jazz singer whose biggest hit, "Loch Lomond," was popular in 1937, but who continued to record up until her death in 1987.

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Picture My boys

by Gina Teti on Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 10:27 pm

These are my cats Meepo (tuxedo) and Deuce (grey tabby). They're goofy and drive me nuts but I love them regardless. Their favorite things to do are wrestle with each other, annoy each other, annoy mama when hungry (which is all the time), climb on the furniture, yowl in the stairway and play with their toys in the middle of the night. There's never a dull moment with these two!

Discussion Tales for Asti - Twelve Stories to Read to Your Dog (Canine Literature)

by Sheila Joy (staff) on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 02:55 pm

I enjoyed reading Tales for Asti - Twelve Stories to Read to Your Dog, a piece of well-written and thought provoking "Canine Literature" authored by an acquiantance of mine, Isolde Kona Dovale.  Please check it out on Amazon.com, where an unsolicited reviewer says:

I enjoyed reading Tales for Asti - Twelve Stories to Read to Your Dog, a piece of well-written and thought provoking "Canine Literature" authored by an acquiantance of mine, Isolde Kona Dovale.  Please check it out on Amazon.com, where an unsolicited reviewer says:

That this lovely collection is presented as "stories for dogs" on the front cover and "canine literature" on the back, says as much about the breadth of the stories' appeal as the depth of their meaning. Ostensibly written as "bedtime stories to be read to your dog", they seem deceptively simple upon first glance--but within a few pages the "stories" adopt the timeless quality we ascribe to "literature", works that take us to another realm and stay with us long after. Written in the soothing cadences of the language of myth, theses vignettes not only charm but inspire a more intimate relationship with nature born of a special innocence unique to these animals that are bred through eons to serve man's needs as both helpmeet and companion.
 

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Discussion Pets and Service Animals

by Diane Kelly on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 03:08 pm

I know many of you will be missing your pets while you are at annual conference. I'll miss my three cats and my dog Lucy (who really needs to retire and rest), but I will be bringing Ken's service dog Lucky with us. Midwinter was so exhausting for her that she actually rode in the electronic wheelchair with him by the end. Lucky loves the attention so when you see her, be sure to stop by and let me know you are a member of this group. You may feel free to pet my fiance Ken's head too if he looks a bit jealous of the attention.

I know many of you will be missing your pets while you are at annual conference. I'll miss my three cats and my dog Lucy (who really needs to retire and rest), but I will be bringing Ken's service dog Lucky with us. Midwinter was so exhausting for her that she actually rode in the electronic wheelchair with him by the end. Lucky loves the attention so when you see her, be sure to stop by and let me know you are a member of this group. You may feel free to pet my fiance Ken's head too if he looks a bit jealous of the attention. I wish we could have a program with the pets from the Paws for Reading program at annual so the word would get out more. 

Let me know if your library has a therapy animal program.

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Discussion Charlotte and Natalie

by Angela Maycock on Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 03:50 pm

 

Cha and Na

My girls, Charlotte and Natalie, are 10-year-old littermates we adopted as kittens. Charlotte's a gray tabby and Natalie's a calico, but they have matching white chests and mittens. As you can see, they're adjusting (quite well) to the addition of a human baby into their realm.

Picture Larry Romans' dog #1: Bandit

by Larry Romans on Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Bandit Morgan-Romans, R.I.P.

Siberian Husky

Mascot at the Dragon Park. Bandit was a very popular dog, because at Fanny Mae Dees Park (the Dragon Park) he would climb up the steps to the bunker, cross the swinging bridge, go to the fort, and slide down the slide. He and I were a common sight in the Vanderbilt neighborhood.

Picture My cat Goldie

by Christina Getrost on Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 07:08 pm

This is Goldie, my marmalade tabby. She's about 8 years old now; I took her in when she flunked out as a barn cat (the other barn cats would chase her out of the barn and I'd find her meowing pitifully up in a tree). She much prefers the good life in a people house anyway. :-) She's a bit of a dog in feline fur because she loves to play fetch, and she greets me at the door, and is not a lap cat at all. More of an armrest cat, or half-a-lap cat. :-)

Picture One of My Cats

by Shonna Froebel on Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 03:31 pm

This is my cat Wally

Picture Larry Romans' dog #3: Albert Campion

by Larry Romans on Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Albert (left) with Maxine

Albert Campion Morgan-Romans, R.I.P.

Siberian Husky

Albert was independent; most Siberia Huskies don't need constant petting. He was the alpha dog and the only dog that all the others liked. (We had four dogs at the time.)

The original Albert Campion was the amateur detective in the Margery Alligham mysteries.

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