animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

sleeping beauties

This book was written by Stephen King and his son, Owen. How two authors can write a book is beyond my comprehension, but that is not the point of this post. I really enjoyed the book. It has a kind of complicated premise (rife with feministic overtones) and a ton …

pupdate 2

Esme continues to do well. She went on her first hike on Saturday and loved it! She also (mostly) stays in the yard, so we were able to get her outside a few times so she could burn off some of her puppy energy (because walking is not cutting it). …

the babadook

Eh, this movie was ok. It had some good moments, but I found the plot to be kind of thin. It was basically one of those “monsters under the bed” stories where the monster was real. My rating: 2.5/5


Things are going really well with Esme. Buster seems to like her now (except when she’s trying to play and jumping on his head). Sylvia is still not having any of this (it probably doesn’t help that Esme chases her every time she sees her). Lizzy is too old to …

sweet 16

It’s hard to believe, but Lizzy turned 16 today! She’s been with us since Jake was two (he picked her out, in fact). She has a few health issues, but overall she’s doing well for her age. Happy Birthday, Lizzy!