Friend, Foe, or Something In Between?

I was recently asked why I liked crows.  It’s kind of a long story. I didn’t always like crows. When I was a child, my mother would throw stale bread to the birds—who actually ate it, unlike our upscale birds, who require wild bird seeds or avian sunflower seeds. I can still see my mom throwing […]

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Transitions

Transition. What a strange word. It means we are neither here or back there, but in a place that is oddly changing. Sometimes I wonder, where is solid ground? I really want to go back to where I was on February 1 when my world was spinning predictably in its orbit, but I have no […]

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Preparing for New Family Members

The last puppy that came to our home was Trixie, soon to be renamed Trixie Noodle by my grandson James. That was in 1998. As I recall, we bought a bed, puppy food, a cat collar and leash (because she was so tiny), and that was that. Princess, our ten-year-old dachshund, was helpful in teaching […]

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Time to Take Up the Leash Again: Part II

I decided to post our exciting news on Mother’s Day because I am about to become a mother again. I know what you are saying: “At her age?” (either with a healthy dose of skepticism or rolling your eyes and laughing hysterically). Let me tell you the backstory. In March of 2019, our precious Archie, […]

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The Feline Solution: A Blog by Marcy Mary

Mom is back—and just in the nick of time. Although there was a flurry of cleaning and the washer and dryer were going overtime before her arrival, there is something … missing when she is not here. You could say Mom is the heart of our family. After Mom settled back in, she came into […]

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One Day

Or should I say, what day? Wednesday was the appointed day to take the latest batch of completed masks my sewing group had made out to the Health Care Foundation for distribution. So why did I think it was Thursday? As I counted the masks, I could not figure out why I had not entered […]

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Sequestered: A Blog by Marcy Mary

Hi! It’s me, Marcy Mary. Did you miss me? Well, I missed you. Every time I thought about writing a blog, I was needed by one of my family. Mom is staying with Aunt Bertha for a few days as she recuperates from successful emergency gall-bladder surgery. Before she left, Mom said to me, “Marcy […]

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