life with animals

bat email

I got bat email today. This is my favorite line: “The bats will enter your apartment and hide until dark, which is when their flying party starts.” Bat flying party! Woo! Also: “Our maintenance team can do a lot of things, being BATMAN is not one of them.” Did you know bats are protected? I […]


i got up early

I got up early today. It was for a parade. Not just any parade. A rodeo parade. This is totally out of character for me but the parade was going down my street in front of my building and if San Antonio is going to deliver a parade to my front door it would be […]


my crush on steve mcqueen

I have a new neighbor dog. He is small and brown with wiry fur and a boxy nose. I see him on my way out of the building to smoke. He lives right on the corner by the doors I go through and I smoke often and he is outside in his patio spot often […]


a bunny besides potted a plant

year of the water rabbit!

It has been Year of the Water Tiger this whole last year and I am pro big cats. Tigers are excitable though and rabbits are calmer. (Well according to the Chinese zodiac rabbits are calmer, I have met some pretty excitable rabbits actually, hello, Cujo!) We are about to jump into Year of the Water […]


black and white short coated dogs

savvy dogs!

Dogs in my building — Are savvy. It’s very windy, sort of cold, most people taking the dogs out just want the dogs to go pee and to dash back inside. The dogs don’t mind the wind and cold, though. The dogs kind of like it and want to hang out outside longer. So the […]


smartphone screen with stay safe inscription put on open magazine

the verizon tower and the dog

          I’m talking to the guys who service an internet Verizon tower by the apartment.             That tower scares the hell out of me. Not because it’s there. Because I’m afraid of heights and men climb it. That to me is crazy, climbing that tower and […]


max mas!

This is my favorite birthday card.     It is not every day you get a handwritten card from the ever famous Towanda Yazcat. Yay!   See you animals on the other side. Smooch!