Lupine of Lexington

Somewhere in Lexington, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lives, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf. Toby was quick to climb ...

A Bulldog Named Fireball

When I finally caught up Bamboo, he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball in a ramshackle joint just outside of Sonoma, California, drinking the heart right out of a fine morning. Not ...

From Marrakech with Love

Once, I ran in to Rowdy and Piper in an airport bar in Marrakech. Time doesn’t have much meaning in airports – I was having evening drinks, but they were having breakfast, Piper squinting at ...

Toby, got glad

I caught Toby staring at himself in the mirror one day. I didn’t interrupt, just watched and listened as he paced back and forth, practicing his big speech: (This is a spoof of the famous ...

Blakely, Snifferella

Once upon a time, there was a sleeping beauty who, when woken by a local weirdo, transformed into the beautiful, magnificent, and curious Snifferella. With a dainty yawn, and a deep stretch, she came awake ...

Gipsy, story to tell

Gather round, all. My name is Gipsy, and I’ve got a story to tell. Comfortable? Take your time. I’ll wait. Do you need a cushion? A snack? Alright, looks like everyone’s got a seat.  What ...

Lucy, icon

My doctor wrote Lucy’s name on a prescription pad, the cure for hopelessness, loss, frowny days, morning fog, and scurvy It’s a citywide campaign: Lucy’s smile and tongue emblazoned on trucks driving by, billboards, blimps, ...