Cat Scratch Fever (a poem)

Songs, tales and myths
Have been told about cats
Cat Scratch Fever

But no one writes about
Twenty-pound dogs fighting
And you ending up in the ER

He’s happy to get in the car
He’s happy for the ride
He is intrigued by the door

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Nico Loves his Treats! (a photo)

Photo taken in Philadelphia in spring of 2021.

Every Saturday, Rachel and I walk over to a coffee shop in our neighborhood. It’s become a nice weekend ritual for us. The place has great coffee and crepes and the added bonus of giving us free treats for Nico! Dogs are so smart – Nico seems to sense we’re heading for the shop and knows the treats are coming.

Lately, he’s been struggling on the walks because it’s been so hot. So, we need to take some water with us so he can take a drink every so often. Anything to get him his beloved treats!

Nico being Blessed (a photo)

Nico being blessed by the Virgin Mary at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Jervis, NY. Taken in the spring of 2021. See – even the Catholics know Nico is such a good boy!