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April 25, 2019

A Dog of Few Words

by Ima Ryma

A clerk said, 'Next in line - this way.'

A dog spoke up, 'I guess I am.'

'What can we do for you today? '

'I want to send a telegram.'

The clerk handed the dog a note.

'You'll have to write it out somehow.'

The dog took pen in teeth and wrote,

'Bo...

April 15, 2019

Please enjoy this excerpt from Dusty's Tale and visit  our Pet Tales page to learn more about our  pet-tribute offering.

Almost all of his life, Dusty suffered from really bad ear infections. Eventually the vet removed one of his ear canals and sewed up the ear; of cour...

February 1, 2019

Please enjoy this excerpt from Spike's Tale,  who wasn't yet named at the time of these events.  Visit our Pet Tales page to learn more about our  pet-tribute offering.

In February 2006, Jordan and I were living in an apartment on South Street. It wasn’t very respo...

January 11, 2019

Please visit our Pet Tales  page to learn more about our new pet-tribute offering and to read an excerpt from "Celebrating Dusty." 

In the meantime, here's one of our favorite dog poems for your enjoyment: 

The Dogs at Live Oak Beach, Santa Cruz

Alicia Ostriker

As if there...

January 2, 2019

Lisa and I are excited to announce our new offering, Pet Tales ™ .  

Through a customized, recorded interview, we help you capture everything that made your pet special and unique.  From funny stories to endearing moments, Pet Tales is a lasting memorial to your cherish...

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