Author Archives: Bob Benz

WTF is that atop the refrigerator?

That silver tray. Next to the fabulous Ricardo Cate’ artwork. A closer look reveals … a beatific rack of ribs, bristling with spices. Yup. Ribs above the fridge. WTF?  Well. This. We again have a creature capable of looking our … Continue reading

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Sydney on the sink …

Lara found a great place to park the parrot while she’s in the kitchen. He was completely content to hang out there while she worked on dinner …

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Big dog, big fan

As the temperatures rise, it didn’t take Sunshine long to figure out how to stay cool …

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Happy Mother’s Day

During our 28 years together, Lara and I have assembled an art collection that makes our house feel like a home. Each piece is a time machine, transporting us back to some magical point in our life together, making it … Continue reading

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More musical pho at Fur Peace Ranch …

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John Waters has a book he’d like Trump to read

This By the Book interview with John Waters in Sunday’s New York Times was all kinds of awesome, from his citing Ignatius J. Reilly as his favorite fictional hero to his cranky anticipation of the English translation of the next … Continue reading

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Sunshine wearing shades during laser treatment …

When we adopted Sunshine, we were told she was getting laser treatments to help with her aging hips and joints. I’d never heard of this, but after doing a bit of research decided to continue with it. The first treatment … Continue reading

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Getting back in step by going to the dogs

There are a lot of great reasons to own a dog. But one of the best is that it keeps me active. Want proof? This is from the pedometer on my iPhone. Notice how my step counts drop precipitously after … Continue reading

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Did you ever get the feeling that someone’s giving you the bird?

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A tenuous truce …

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