There’s a scene in Lee Blessing’s play Chesapeake where the protagonist, now living as a dog, first learns the pleasure of being petted. He arches his head, coherent thought oozing away, ecstasy firing everywhere.

September 22, 2012. Kala Point, Pete Townsend, Washington.

axel bats clean up

axel bats clean up

you wanted that cleaned up, right?

all clean

Our elderly dog, Inti, gets a mix of wet and dry dog food at each meal, and always leaves little bits in her bowl. Axel has learned to wait patiently until she leaves, then stroll in for a tasty snack.

July 10, 2011. druid labs pnw.

stalking the drills

stalking the drills

Axel is usually a pretty inquisitive cat, not too skittish. But the noise and todo around the kitchen remodel has made him a bit tentative with the unfamiliar gear. Here he’s very slowly inching up to check out some new stuff.

May 13, 2011. druid labs pnw.