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For the love of dance

For the love of dance

When she was a young pup, growing up on the back streets of Glasgow, Zora had taken ballet lessons from a  certain Mr. Crupp.  Mr. Crupp was a bird-like Doberman who had once, briefly,  danced in the Bolshoi.  He was a bitter dog who had known happier times, and he carried  regret on his collar. [...]

A Philosophical Canine

A Philosophical Canine

Quinn spent at least two hours a day thinking about esoteric subjects such as why dogs have such a short lifespan compared to turtles or parrots, or how, jokes aside, did porcupines manage to mate. Seriously. Possible answers to these questions went around and around in his limited doggy brain, and rarely did he reach [...]

Willis’s Dilemma

Willis’s Dilemma

Since he was a six week old puppy, Willis had lived uncomfortably with the acclaimed botanist, Mrs. Chipperfield (who specialized in orchids) and her brown and fidgety cat, Babs. So much of his time was taken with Mrs. Chipperfield’s insomnia and her rants – for some unexplainable reason, always directed at Willis – about the current condition of the [...]

Jackson’s Valentine 2011

Jackson’s Valentine 2011

Jackson had been a bachelor for so long, he could hardly remember a Valentine’s evening he’d actually spent with a true Valentine.   Among other forgettable trysts, there had been that blind date on February 14th, 1992.  He’d shown up at the appointed time and place and there was Lilith – an anorexic looking chicken in a slinky [...]

Enid’s Dilemma

Enid’s Dilemma

Usually Enid and Fred got along like a house on fire.   But recently Enid had read that  hard winter weather tended to give dogs a strange new energy that  manifested itself in destructive behavior.   High on the list of destructive behaviors, the article said,  was chasing the cat.   When she noticed  a curious sinister  glow  [...]

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

When Quentin heard the news that Punxsutawney Phil had failed to see his shadow he decided to wear his green shirt in honor of imminent spring.  He suddenly realized he was having a rare happy moment.  Better try to enjoy it and not  question where it came from, as he usually did.  Lately he’d been [...]

The Strangeness of Larry

The Strangeness of Larry

For many years Victoria had yearned to learn how to Tango, but now that she’d finally taken the plunge and signed up for a class,  she really didn’t know what to make of  Larry, her  instructor.   For one thing he was way shorter than she was, which made things – tango-wise – awkward.   But what really caused her heart [...]

That Time of the Year

That Time of the Year

At the moon

At the moon

When Kafka was told he’d been named after a famous writer who wrote a book about a man who woke up as a cockroach, he began worrying.   He’d always admired and respected George, the tall man he’d lived with all his life.  The man smelled like the woods, he let Kafka sleep on the [...]

The Woofers

The Woofers

Mose (keyboard & harmonica), Wallace (bass fiddle), and Alison (vocals and Jew’s harp) were exhausted after a long December of  successful  gigs.  Wallace had kept a journal, with song lists for each show, how each venue smelled, and jotted down remarks about various incidents that had occurred when the band was playing. The incident they [...]

A Studio Interview


In Anna Dibble's studio: Kimberly Wang of Eardog Productions
Studio shots, & Pepper, Radar and Theo

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