PETS

Little Dinner Bells

Little Dinner Bells

By The Elderberries

My friend loves dogs but has a strong sense of irony. He has noticed that in Florida, the senior citizens like to buy a little, bitty frou-frou dog. They put a darling little collar with tinkling little tags on it.…

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Pet Sitter Soup

Pet Sitter Soup

By The Elderberries

Grandma served as pet sitter for her young granddaughter’s guinea pig, Fluffington van Chocstraw. The girl gave her a full page of detailed instructions. But one thing went wrong. The heavy, 30-gallon aquarium that was the guinea pig’s domain had…

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How Bumper Got His Name

How Bumper Got His Name

By The Elderberries

Our beloved elder has a late-in-life companion whose name always makes people curious. “Bumper” is a miniature Australian shepherd, very loyal, very curious, a bit hyper, but lots of fun. “Bumper!” people often exclaim. “Where did he get the name…

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Canine Cosmetics

Canine Cosmetics

By The Elderberries

By Sheila Edee* Early this week, en route to the shower, I was felled by an errant Easter egg. I stomped the plastic, and skidded into a door, slicing my arm. Nothing deep . . . just jagged and messy.…

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The Doggie With a Stogie

The Doggie With a Stogie

By The Elderberries

When you’re a workman entering the home of a family that owns a Labrador retriever, you’re taking an awful risk. Not that you will get bitten, or anything like that. Noooo. YOUR RISK IS THAT EVERY ITEM YOU OWN WILL…

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