As much as I adore Amy Hempel’s work, that story she read Saturday night was, well, disturbing.  So now.  Back to real life.  Back to my constant reading and writing companions, the always entertaining and underfoot, Lea Magoo and Lucy Lou.

Can you really settle in with a good, long book without a dog (or dogs) at your feet?

I prefer this view at the beach.  Because even a 3-legged dog can run fast, very, very fast.