Category: Pet Heaven

The Second before the Shutter of Life

We were spending a few days in Alnmouth, a tiny Northumberland village with one of the best beaches in the country. I rarely get to swim in the sea these days, but such things are of vital importance to our Collie dog, Tess, who loves to chase a ball down a beach and into the waves. It was early morning. I was enjoying our … Read More The Second before the Shutter of Life

#FurryFives : wash your human

Now then, girls, these are challenging times, so it’s important to keep your human clean! Let’s illustrate with the arm. First, give it a good sniff to check what kind of train-wreck you’re going to be dealing with… Then take a deep breath and rasp the tongue along the length of that rascal! Don’t be afraid to give it a little bite to get … Read More #FurryFives : wash your human

#FurryFives – Clinging on

Misti: Come out and sunbathe! Human: But it’s freezing… Misti: I’ve found this little bit of sun and a sunbed! Human: No, you haven’t. Misti: Sometimes, you’re no fun… ©Stephen Tanham

#ShortWrytz – Who Knew?

Who knew… How softly your paws would pad to the door, just before I enter. How your hazel eyes would gaze and melt with joy when the new day dawns. How your sleeping yelps would replay the joys of the day. How you would, one day, sit in front of a blown-open door for an hour, guarding the house until we returned to find … Read More #ShortWrytz – Who Knew?

#FurryFives – Passenger

– Tess, I’m not criticising your driving Sniff – I just think…. Sniff, sniff – I just think we took that corner a bit too fast! ©Stephen Tanham

#FurryFives – Fallen

-Tess? Yes, Misti – I think we need to practice Practice what, Misti? – That piggy-back trick! ©Stephen Tanham

#FurryFives – The Famous Miss Misti

🎵My kind of town, 🎵Chicago is… one town that won’t let you down! 🎵It’s myyyyyyyyy… 🎵Kiiiiiind of toowwwn! Miss Misti has left the building… ©Stephen Tanham

#FurryFives – Geometry

– Tess? Yes, Misti – I’ve been thinking about what you said about geometry Yes, Misti – And I don’t think its called a hypotenose… ©Stephen Tanham

#FurryFives – the Edge

– You, know, Tess? Yes, Misti? – I’ve been thinking Mmmm? – One more dream and you’re going to roll off this! ©Stephen Tanham

#FurryFives – Cure for Crows

I hate crows, Tess, don’t you? – They’re harmless… just make a lot of noise That’s the point, craw, craw, bloody craw… from dawn till dusk – What are you doing now? Your little head’s going into another dimension! Shaking their noise out of my ears. © Stephen Tanham

#FurryFives Eeurgh!

– C’mon little fella, you can make it… – That pond’s not far! – Just three more hops… one, two– – Eeurgh! I can’t look – I hate herons… ©Stephen Tanham

#FurryFives – Silent Eyes

  What’s all this Silent Eye stuff, then? – It’s not ‘eyes’, it’s ‘eye’ But look, I have two of them! – So do I but, that’s not the point ‘So do I‘! now who’s confused… ©Stephen Tanham #FurryFives – Just five lines that capture the essence of your moment with that beloved pet. If you want to join in, publish one and send … Read More #FurryFives – Silent Eyes

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