ah, easter. when everyone's minds turns to little fluffy bunnies. i always feel sorry for animals that end up becoming a holiday-oriented item, since marketing doesn't quite mention "and this little bunny will live for several years!" when selling the tiny little bunnies in stores. same for chicks, even though the threat of, oh, salmonella…Read more bunny

dozer: see? tiny!

Here's a photo of Dozer, showing his tiny little wrinkled puppy self. Yes, you may audibly AWWWWW at your screen. 🙂

happy fourth of july…

here's Dozer, a little puppy whose tiny little paws are roughly about the size of a quarter. yep, this little guy needs to grow into his wrinkles.  i realize Dozer has essentially nothing to do with the fourth of july, but I seem to have a dearth of photos invoking patriotism. but i figure EVERY day…Read more happy fourth of july…


I thwear, you are just looking thpiffy today! Theriously, where did you get that enthemble? *adoring gaze*

armand and tt.pig

During a recent poring-through of photos for CavyMadness, my guinea pig site, I came across some old images that were sad and beautiful. This is my cat, Armand, who was something of a herder-cat. When the guinea pigs were out for floor or bed time, Armand would always be nearby, keeping a watchful eye. Sometimes…Read more armand and tt.pig


but.. you won't take it away, will you? my nommy thing? mine! please? baroo?   sammy, photographed for a book. and obviously having some trust issues.


how are you feeling? stressed? you look tired. can i offer you a snorgle? it's supposed to be beautiful this weekend. maybe we can go romp in the park? you throw the ball, and i'll bring it back? or we can just cuddle? whatever you want. i'm here for you. daniel. half pup, half marshmallow.…Read more therapup

is not a carrot.

looks like it might be fun. makes a strange noise when i nose-bunt it. but, it is not a carrot. i've been cute for you. you have photos. where's my carrot? *nose bunt* ...no, still not a carrot. (2006)

i say no to donuts.

there is something oddly therapeutic about sad, cute animals. they will plead at you with giant, watery eyes for that treat you have hidden behind your back. they will look askance at you before bounding off into their safe haven. they will baroo? at you until you give them that soft belly rub or scritches behind…Read more i say no to donuts.


yesterday i said goodbye to a close friend (i'm moving to washington, d.c. next week), and boarded the green line train to boston. exhausted from the stress of a divorce and moving to a new city, i sat down and closed my eyes for a while. when i opened my eyes, the train was full and…Read more cookie

lovely day for a pignic

my other labour of love, cavymadness,com, is dedicated to the care and culture of guinea pigs. i began the site in 1999, and it's grown into a wonderful online community of cavy enthusiasts (the cavymadness facebook community has over 2,000 fans!). for nine years, my pig-partner sally and i have been hosting a PIGnic in…Read more lovely day for a pignic