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I'm picturing here a gray-haired man, myself maybe, sitting in his favorite brown leather chair, facing his personal library and suddenly saying, "Holy S! What am I going to do with all these books when I move?" more
They need foster families. more
Life is divided into two stages. The acquisition stage, in which one accumulates spouses, cars, children, pets, mortgages and crockpots. And the downsizing stage, in which all of the above are placed on the curb with a sign “Free to a Good Home.” more
“ADOPT ME” was the sign that caught the eye of Chestnut Hill’s Lisa Howe. It was printed on a vest-type garment worn by a cute little dog with unusually big ears. more
After Mr. Finnegan, owner of Finnegan’s Furniture Store in Darby, PA, trudged upstairs, leaving me alone in the basement, I turned and looked again at the three tall barrels. more
Finnegan's Furniture Store in Darby, PA, seemed hardly the place for mind expansion when I went to work there at 18. In fact, there was little room for expansion of any kind. Every piece of space was … more
Saturday, July 24, started out as just another day in the park for Chestnut Hill resident Anthony Stover. As he did every Saturday at 8 a.m., he brought Biscuit, his 7-month-old mini–Australian Shepherd, to Pastorius Park. Biscuit was playing with about six other dogs when he suddenly started to squeal. more
As noted in my first Letter from Maine, a sub-theme of easily provoked COVID wariness followed us north. more
Okay, so you figure that if you're going to take a chance and travel out of town during this pandemic, you have to have a plan. A sort of how-to dodge-between-the-rain-drops scheme that gets you to the cabin in Maine without getting a whopping good dose of delta variant blown up your nose by an unmasked yahoo on the I-95 turnpike. more
He can be found in Pastorius Park, chasing after his ball, or on a two-mile hike in the Wissahickon. Paralysis in his two back legs has not slowed him at all. more
Captain, our 14-year-old Yorkie-poo, had been eating the same brand of kibble since he was a puppy. more
Sunday, August 8th, it’s time to pamper your fur baby or feathered friend at Petapalooza, the area’s biggest pet play date! more
The Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has received an $80,591.05 grant  from the Arthur E. Pflaumer Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation. more
The entire Central Mount Airy Commercial Historic District will be the subject of the six-week long opportunity for residents to learn about the recommended zoning changes and make comments and suggestions about any future changes. more
The Dude's left gluteus max kept seizing up, a major and literal pain whenever he stood still, so he went to see his sports medicine doc. more
When thinking about adopting a dog, Chestnut Hill’s Daryn Ray was sure she did not want a husky. more
Fairmount Bark provides boarding for a night or a week or two; day care, including day care home visits by staff members; bathing; and all grooming services except for hair cutting. more
In this, a first installment of The Dude, or “Tales from the Pre-Crypt,” the author considers the everyday slings and arrows of advanced age. more
My library system had a strict “no library cats” policy, but Shadow Perlmutter didn’t know anything about that. And if he had, I’m sure he would have disregarded it. more
During the pandemic, taking care of a dog proved to be a great way of coping. In appreciation to dogs for helping us get through this difficult year, we’re starting “Citizen … more
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