rest in love Stella the Rat Dog (7.25.2004 – 10.14.2018)

Once upon a time, James quite unexpectedly brought home a stray dog. We named her Dali in honor of her different-colored eyes (and, we later found out, craziness). For balance, I told James I’d bring home a dog of my choosing someday, and we’d all live together in a dog-centric version of the nuclear family.Continue reading “rest in love Stella the Rat Dog (7.25.2004 – 10.14.2018)”

I think Safeway’s going to call CPS on me

“But you don’t have children, Crystal. Why would they do that?” Two reasons: copious amounts of alcohol and ham and ham gravy baby food. Let me back up. Did you know small dogs (like Chihuahuas) often have major issues with their teeth? And that I share my house with Stella, a Chihuahua-Rat Terrier mix? And thatContinue reading “I think Safeway’s going to call CPS on me”

they once were wolves

Does an animal that finds its asshole, an ice cube and its owner’s face equally delightful to lick care about seeing the Hollywood sign? Does an animal that chases its own tail, surprises itself by farting and is scared of the vacuum want to go to the Grand Canyon and marvel at the enormity of it all? Does an animal that, atContinue reading “they once were wolves”