Archives - October 2011

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Oct. 16

My Chaucie

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For the Love of Dog

Will Rogers once said, “If there are no dogs in heaven, then I want to go where they went.”  


Three weeks ago we lost Chaucer, our beloved family pet.  He had been a gift for our young sons thirteen Christmases ago, but he became more of a mama’s boy over the years.  I picked him out of a litter of eight rambunctious Cocker Spaniel puppies.  He was black and white and fluffy, the fattest and calmest of the group.  His sire’s name was Rocky Joe Cocker, but his offspring grew to be more of a rock star in our household.  The next year we adopted his little brother Sammy, the runt of his litter.


I have been the unofficial pet namer at our house over the years.  Being an English teacher, literary names have abounded:  Shakespeare, Desdemona, Odysseus, Biddy.  Chaucer, of course, was named after my favorite English ...

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Listening to the whispering pines

Hello. My name is Donna Cozart Pauley. Welcome to The Whispering Pines, a literary blog dedicated to my love of the written word. It is an eclectic collage of my life -- from my poems to my stories to my family to my pets to my causes to my photographs to my recipes to my love of teaching to my favorite literature. Please feel free to comment. Words are only important if they are heard or read. Just like those soundless trees falling in the forest.

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