Category Archives: The Morning Zoo

Vargtimmen (by Rod)

There is a Swedish expression, Vargtimmen, which in its purest sense means wolf time or the hour of the wolf. It IS said to be between 3:00-5:00am when the activity of the body is lowest and the blood’s content of the hormone melatonin is highest. Blood pressure and body temperature drop to the lowest point…

Doesn’t Mean Nothin’ To Nobody

I needed a refill on my glass of water and as I was stepping out of the family room, Buddy lifted his head and looked over his shoulder at me. “I’ll be right back,” I told him and he immediately resumed his comfortable position in front of his fan. I do that whenever I leave…

Lucy Walks Counter Clockwise

We found Lucy laying beside the road across from the gate to our property. She was cold and hungry and we thought she might be lost. We eventually discovered that she belonged to the neighbors and was prone to getting loose and running around the countryside. When we found her mommy and daddy, they told…

No Baton in a Marathon

One of our sons was a marathon runner in high school. He didn’t even get warmed up until after the first mile. I have no idea how he did it but he’d get his runner’s face on and just keep going and going sort of like the Energizer Bunny and he won a lot of…

My New Girlfriend

I have a new girl friend and she is madly in love with me. She hugs me and kisses me and falls asleep on my arm.  Let me back up a minute. Josephine had a rough childhood and grew up wild and untrusting. She didn’t like me or anyone. Well, maybe deep down inside she…

Eighteen Again

Buddy holds his back legs in close but his feet point out at an awkward angle as he stumbled toward the front door. His legs are failing him more often these days. He keeps plodding along though it is obvious the painful awareness of his aging body troubles him. “I’ll never again turn the young…

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