This is what cold looks like in the middle of March

The little temperature readout on the corner of the screen of “Today” reads 15º F this bright morning of March 11. Dogamous Pyle aka Ellie B got me up at 6:45 a.m. to fill her bowl and let her out in the backyard of A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. I saw…

This tree’s a hard one to dress up

Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I came across another eccentric tree during a recent stroll around our Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. First we noticed the tree itself. Worse for wear, for sure. Seen better days. Victim of something that led it to a big blade of some sort. Then the face really popped out…

Pink Flamingos dig the February thaw, too

On a stroll around the blocks surrounding A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville, my cherished rescue mutt Ellie B and I encountered some grounded birds. AKA Dogamous Pyle didn’t quite know what to make of these Pink Flamingos. They made me smile. A February smile and fabulous plastic lawn ornaments put out…

Happy dogs at Onondaga Park stay on the leash

Midway through our return leg on our stroll with cherished rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle at Onondaga Lake Park this past glorious Saturday, a woman ran past going the other direction on the inner trail path with her unencumbered dog trailing her. I turned my head and shouted at her. “Leash law!” Indeed.…

A snowmobile kind of week in Galeville

Ellie B did not give chase, and for that I gave thanks. My beloved rescue mutt and I came upon an interesting sight not one block from A Bitty Better during an after-work walk this week in our Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. A kid and a parent were riding a snowmobile on the snow-filled triangle…

Which way does your tree face?

Walking on the block perpendicular to A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville last week, Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I stumbled upon a tree most interesting. I stopped. My cherished rescue mutt stopped. It was almost as if somebody were calling our name. I’d not seen this scene before on any…