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The Cookie Chronicles I Chapter 23-Tricks and treats

Not long after Cookie had settled in, and I’d become infatuated with the idea of dog ownership, Mrs. G presented me with a slim volume entitled “101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage,...

 

The Cookie Chronicles: Chapter 22-Cats versus dogs

It’s a wet and windy afternoon in early November. I’m sprawled out on the sofa, and between my legs is a small blonde dog, flat on her back, legs up, ball in mouth, sound asleep. It occurs to me...

 

The Cookie Chronicles - Chapter 21-Where's your ball!

As every dog owner knows, we can learn as much or more from our fur brothers and sisters as they learn from us. It’s often noted how some of us actually come to physically resemble our dogs. But...

 

The Cookie Chronicles – Chapter 20-Dog dream

Over many decades I’ve been the proud parent of many cats but just one dog. And though cats are big-time nappers (who do you think invented the cat nap?) I don’t ever recall wondering if they...

 

The Cookie Chronicles Chapter 19-The Diet

One of my favorite comics features a genial mutt named Satchel. A recurring theme involves his housemate and nemesis, an arrogant siamese cat named Bucky, who encourages Satchel to eat (or at least...

 

The Cookie Chronicles Chapter 18-The Walkabout

There is one thing that gets Cookie-otherwise, the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)-repeatedly into big trouble. We call it the Walkabout. The word has fallen into general usage but initially referred to...

 

The Cookie Chronicles – Chapter 17-The birthday party

As chronicled in Chapter 16, August 27th was Cookie's tenth birthday-the Big One - O. Which translates, more or less, to age 64 in human terms. So if 60 is the new 40, that's not all that bad. It...

 

The Cookie Chronicles: Chapter 16-Happy birthday!

In about a week, on August 27th, Cookie will turn ten years old. I remember when I celebrated my tenth birthday, my main gift request – the thing I wanted most in the world—was a baseball glove....

 

The Cookie Chronicles Chapter 15-Working from home

Working from home has become so common, so ingrained in such a short time that it has already earned its own acronym – WFH. The Urban Dictionary defines WFH as “a concept where the employee can...

 
 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    July 30, 2020

The Cookie Chronicles

Next Stop – Hollywood Mrs. G and I have long believed that Cookie has that something extra that sets all celebrities apart from the rest of us. The “It Factor”—personality, pizzazz, and the...

 
 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    July 16, 2020

The Cookie Chronicles

Although Mr. B will always be Number One among all of Cookie’s (surprisingly numerous) possessions, there is another favorite pastime, not involving the ball, which is tug-of-war. Our discovery of...

 
 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    July 2, 2020

The Cookie Chronicles

Nostradamus was a 16th-century mystic whose predictions of the then-distant future are still quoted in some quarters. His detractors, on the other hand, say that his predictions are so vague they can...

 
 By Paul Gregutt    Specials    June 25, 2020

Chapter Ten-The Nose Knows

In my daily work as a wine reviewer, I pay particularly close attention to the scents of a wine and the finish of the wine. The better the heads and tails, front and back if you will, the better the...

 

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