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Monthly Archive for February, 2011

Whether your interests lie in home design or in folklore, this interview is a sweet testament to the power of the past in shaping the material present.  Also I love that Dr. Ruth does Israeli folk dancing. As the NYT puts it, both the designer and the sex therapist “are world-class charmers”. Edit: I have […]

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Jackson

We brought the new dog home this evening in a snowstorm.  He’s been here almost six hours now, he’s had a walk and a lot of playtime, he’s skidded around the hardwood floors, he’s widdled on the only rug I left out, he’s been told 602 times to get off (the counters, or the couch, […]

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Today’s Acquisition

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Priceless

We’ve been puppy-proofing the house and rapidly acquiring the necessary accoutrements of canine residency.  Do you remember those MasterCard commercials?  Yes, well, this dog is not priceless.  This dog is $348.

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In Which We Name That Dog

Apparently, my brother actually bet someone that I would adopt the first dog who crawled into my lap. Well, he lost. We’re adopting the second. But then again, he’s not so far off: we thought about adopting them both.  We do want two dogs, eventually.  (At least two.)  We went so far as to introduce […]

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I do not like dog shelters.  Admittedly, that’s not a news flash; nobody likes visiting shelters. We began with the city pound and then the county SPCA, which was full of row upon row of depressed pit bulls: big-eared youngsters who desperately wanted to get out to play, and wary older dogs with checkered pasts.  […]

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Our kind neighbors offered us their china cabinet when their new one was delivered last week.  B had rescued a Depression-era cabinet back in Boston, and our house has a built-in as well — but this one is late Victorian, so it’s DIFFERENT.  Also, our neighbors have owned it for 30 years and we all […]

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In Which We Visit a Shelter

The city’s pound is located in a veterinary hospital, which seems like a good sign.  We had to fill out an application before we could see the dogs, and while we waited we talked to a big black Lab who was VERY excited to be there, to meet us, to investigate the corners of the […]

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O Christmas Tree

Our Christmas tree is growing very nicely. B “planted” it at the curb, on top of the snow-covered mound of bagged autumn leaves that the city has also declined to pick up. This past week we had a thaw.  The little tree fell over, and then blew into the street.  Last night it snowed again […]

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In Which We Decide To Get a Dog

I am not allowed to go to dog shelters. I get upset. I am not to be trusted. Last time I went to a shelter — with my mother, who was looking for a mature, calm, non-barking and non-shedding sort of dog to keep her company while I went away to school — I fell […]

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