The Long Hot Summer And Catching Up

Sunset on Sept. 1, 2010 a few blocks from home.

Like much of the United States, we’ve had a hideously hot and humid summer. I don’t think we ever cracked 100 degrees, but we spent way too many days in the mid-90s or higher. And with it so horribly hot, we’ve needed a lot of [...]

A Dog, His Ball, and His Machine?

I think many dogs and their owners would love to have this. I know my brother’s old Border Collie would have been in doggie heaven if he’d had this (and it threw further). My brother would have had to buy the machine in bulk because Scottie would have worn them out!

Oddly enough, I think Reggie [...]

Reggie at the End

Everyone keeps asking what exactly was wrong with Reggie at the end. Most of you know that he’s had lots and lots of health problems over the years, but this time…wow. It might be easier to list what wasn’t wrong, but I’m not sure what that would include.

Reggie Writes His Blog

Here’s the list the [...]

Reginald MacGuffin, I Miss You

I’m at a loss for words. Last Thursday evening Reggie’s health had deteriorated so much and there was so many health problems and he was so miserable, that I had to make the awful decision, but I think the best for him, to have him put to sleep. I had intended to write more tonight, [...]

Hospitals and Earthquakes

I was up most of last night with a very sick Reggie. I finally got him to settle down by curling up with him on the couch…where we kind of-sort of really didn’t sleep. This morning he seemed a little better and the vet’s gave me some medication for him, but by mid-afternoon [...]


I wrote this post three weeks ago, but never got it posted. It’s about the night the sewage backed up into my house. It’s also about a picture of Reggie backing up. Since this happened a few weeks ago, I don’t know why I’m posting it other than posterity for me and Reggie’s picture is [...]

Here’s Lookin’ at You Kid

I Need to Cough

It’s in my chest…a big cough, followed by another cough…and they are desperate to get out. But there the coughs will stay, choking me and tickling me and teasing me, basically tormenting me. Thank you Reggie. Shankopotamus.

He may be a shankopotamus, but he’s adorable. I know the picture is blurry, but I like it anyway…it’s so [...]

Reggie…Down Again

I was on the phone about 5:00 today when I glanced outside to check on Reggie. He struggled to take a step, paused, struggled to take another step, and then flopped to his belly. I don’t know what he did, but he couldn’t put weight on his front right leg. I checked the leg and [...]

Soggy Doggy

Reggie has been acting very strange lately and refuses to come inside. This has been bothersome, and after dark it really worries me, but today it was raining and Reggie didn’t care: he wanted out. I finally gave in, after having my legs scratched several times, and put his cape on to keep at least [...]