Category Archives: Animals

Did That Christian Just Call Your Child a DOG?

Those of you who have lived with, or through, a fifteen-year-old girl know that adolescents of this age generally fight self-esteem issues. Call it hormones, peer pressure, society, or fat days, 15-year-old girls need a lot of love and reassurance … Continue reading

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Three Horses: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Three Horses, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: There is always a sense of, “All is right with the world,” when you pass by a group of horses grazing in a meadow. The pace … Continue reading

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Just Pick up a Chicken, Already

From the Start Your Week with Steve Newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: “When we moved onto our property, it came complete with a dozen chickens; the former owners had bought one or two of several different breeds, but they … Continue reading

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Chickens, Dish Washing, and Keynesian Economics

You know, you wouldn’t think that Sicilian Buttercup chickens would have much to do with the U.S. economy, healthcare — yours or society’s — or even whether to wash your dishes by hand or use a dishwasher, but they really … Continue reading

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Life Is a Gift

Well, one of the kittens died. I know, it was grey and ugly, the product of its homely, drab, tabby-striped, alley-cat, pregnant feral mother that someone dropped off on our property. The morning she gave birth we all looked at … Continue reading

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Bullies and Bunny Rabbits — This Is Not Looney Tunes, Folks

Bullying is a big topic these days, but it’s always been around. Combating it requires what it always has: not new intrusive laws, but leadership and support from adults who are willing to act like grown-ups. Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside! (That’s Why I’m Inside)

the Norwegian Artist reaches deep back into his arctic roots and does everything but jump into the creek and run naked back to the sauna, which is fortunate because, although we have a creek, we don’t have a sauna. Continue reading

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The Dog Ate My (extremely expensive, Italian leather, got them on sale) Sandals

I might also add that Ruby the Repulsive Rat Dog exhibits a literal taste for expensive footwear as well, and thanks to her sharp teeth, has reduced my $14.95 find of the century to masticated pulp. Continue reading

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Sleeping Felines and Why They’re So Important

It’s amazing what you can learn by sitting on the porch all afternoon, watching the cats. Like this: cats sleep a lot. What is it — 18, 19 hours a day? I can understand why lions get exhausted, what with … Continue reading

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She Was a Good Doggy

The first day we got her, I left the kids with the Norwegian Artist, dutifully snapped on the leash, and went for the inaugural walk to the park, where somehow, when I blinked for a fraction too long, our newest family member clamped her mouth shut around a dead duck. Continue reading

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