Pink Toys

For nearly a year my great niece insisted Muffin was a girl–and gave him pink toys. He still likes them...

Muffin Goes to the Beach

Each of our dogs—all Maltese—have reacted differently to the ocean. Hush Puppy loved it: liked to chase the little waves, and play with the sea foam. Truffle was terrified by it. When we walked on the beach, often wading in the shallow water, he walked parallel to us,...

Muffin, the Hunter

In California, our little garden is fenced, so we’d planned to leave the house doors open so Muffin could come and go as he pleases. But we are visited by huge feral cats, maybe ten pounds–far bigger than six-pound Muffin, who is mostly fur. Any one of...