In 1999 I called a halt to the writing of my regular monthly column, ‘Letters from Britain’ which had offered our American cousins a wry look at family life in England over the previous three years. My then five year old Lurcher, Jess, penned her last “Puptales” – a monthly celebration of life as a dog in our household – which had contributed greatly to the feline favoured magazine in which it was published and even had its own cartoon for good measure.
After ten years of writing only sporadically whilst working full time, I now find myself with both the time and the desire to re-explore that wonderful world where laughing at oneself really is the best medicine.
By coincidence, we are also being joined by a gorgeous 8 week old Golden Retriever Puppy this week and rumour has it that she may well take up the pen and Puptales will be borne once again, though our 8 year old Border Collie Cross may have something to say about that!
I do hope you will come back often.
Footnote: Letters from Britain was also published online under the Guise of, “Living Between the Lines,” for a British Audience, in 2000.