Welcome to where I am, where my kitchen's always messy, a pot's (or a poet) always about to boil over, a dog is always begging to be fed. Drafts of poems on the counter. Windows filled with leaves. Wind. Clouds moving over the mountains. If you like poetry, books, and music--especially dog howls when a siren unwinds down the hill-- you'll like it here.


MY NEW AUTHOR'S SITE, KATHRYNSTRIPLINGBYER.COM, THAT I MYSELF SET UP THROUGH WEEBLY.COM, IS NOW UP. I HAD FUN CREATING THIS SITE AND WOULD RECOMMEND WEEBLY.COM TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP A WEBSITE. I INVITE YOU TO VISIT MY NEW SITE TO KEEP UP WITH EVENTS RELATED TO MY NEW BOOK.


MY NC POET LAUREATE BLOG, MY LAUREATE'S LASSO, WILL REMAIN UP AS AN ARCHIVE OF NC POETS, GRADES K-INFINITY! I INVITE YOU TO VISIT WHEN YOU FEEL THE NEED TO READ SOME GOOD POEMS.

VISIT MY NEW BLOG, MOUNTAIN WOMAN, WHERE YOU WILL FIND UPDATES ON WHAT'S HAPPENING IN MY KITCHEN, IN THE ENVIRONMENT, IN MY IMAGINATION, IN MY GARDEN, AND AMONG MY MOUNTAIN WOMEN FRIENDS.




Sunday, January 4, 2009

Rain, Rain, and More Rain, or Dogs, Dogs, and more Dogs



The days have been gloomy here. We need the rain we've been getting, but our poor old Arjun, nearly 17 years old, wanders around in it and then we must wrap him up and bring him inside to dry off and stay warm.

Our big Samoyed mix Bro has more sense. He stays on the porch and scratches the door to come in.



My daughter hiding behind our Foxy Dog--Ace. We think he looks very plush much of the time. He does not like to get his feet wet.




Byron, on the sofa, face to face, with Bro. A fur collage? Byron will not be moved. Bro will back away and begin to wallow on the rug.




And so the days go by, one dog, or all five, at a time. Sometimes wet, sometimes dry, always shedding, always drooling, cold noses in private places. The New Year has begun well. Dog is Love! And lots more besides.

4 comments:

Nancy Simpson said...

Kay, If there are those who know exactly what you are talking about, it is the folks of this household.

I've been wanting to post some doggy pictures too,
but held off. See new post. Myself and my dogs agree, it is time to stay inside and stay close to the hearth.

Vicki Lane said...

Dog nose this all sounds familiar.

Glenda C. Beall said...

Love to see your dogs and hear about them. Our Rocky, found ten years ago abandoned, is a lover of hearth and home.Both his upstairs bed and his downstairs bed sit right in front of the fireplace.

Susan M. Bell said...

We don't have dogs because of the road, but my friend Steph is my first pet sitting client with her two doggies - a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and a Beagle. I love those little girls like crazy, and when I go over to "sit" with them, I often spend extra time just laying in the floor with them in my lap, watching TV or some such. I love my cats, but some times a person just needs a dog to lounge around with.