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Posts Tagged ‘Pets’

Gone Swimming

In Treks on 05/02/2011 at 14:33

Please feed the fish…

All you have to do is point your mouse at the tank,

and click click click click click …

Feline Affection

In Random Curiosities on 02/25/2011 at 17:06

Bunny, my honey.  I love him like money even though he’s got a mean left hook.

It’s a byzantine relationship.  Do you have one of these with your pet?

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Click mouse for more feline fun.

Where Is Home? [3]

In Home Reflections on 11/25/2010 at 18:49

.. Home is wherever the snow falls …

3Cheers Award

In About All Publications, About Word Works on 03/19/2010 at 23:02

Wonderful news …

The Curious Practice of Pet-Naming wins a 3Cheers Award!

The story appeared earlier this year in PicFic — a Folded Word Press Twitter-zine.

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The other winners?

Gregory Sherl and Ben Nardolilli

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The prize includes:

the video interpretation above ↑

the “blog bling” below ↓

and the honor, of course.

It’s so nice to hear someone else read my words …

A big thank-you goes out to voters and Folded Word’s California-based Managing Editor, J.S. Graustein.

The Curious Practice of Pet-Naming: PicFic

In About All Publications, About Word Works on 02/03/2010 at 17:07

Some puzzling labels for humans are as follows:

Some men are teddy bears, some women are cougars, some people are pigs (regardless of sex), while others are simply called animals.  In Animal Planet—a postcard story—Rose Hunter provides more examples.

Nonhuman animals themselves are the recipients of perplexing naming practices.

I explore this phenomenon in a Twitter-length fiction—140 characters or less. It appears in PicFic—the Twitter fiction wing of Folded Word Press.

Above, as it appears on Twitter.

And here, as it appears on the PicFic website:  The Curious Practice of Pet-Naming

Another curiosity:

What have you named your companion animal(s)?

One Cool Cat

In Random Curiosities on 12/29/2009 at 01:55

He told me his name and the name of his cat.
Don’t remember either and forgot to ask:

Does the weight of the cat make your head hurt?

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I’m curious since they take long walks around town … just like that.