Four-Legged House Guests

This past weekend, we had a full house at Smallpeace—complete with guests of the four-legged variety.

There was Teddy-Buddy—an Australian Shepherd, aptly named for his cuddly, sweet nature—who simply couldn’t understand why the hedgehog under the tool shed didn’t want to come out and play.

And loyal Dotty, the mixed-breed matriarch, who stood guard at the top of our garden stairs…

keeping watch against rows and rows of advancing daylilies…

About Smallpeace

Michele Karas is a poet, essayist, and longstanding professional copywriter, who currently works for a top-five US book publisher. Her poems and prose have appeared in literary journals, including Tinderbox, THRUSH, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Narrative magazine, among others. Michele holds a BA in Journalism from San Diego State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from CUNY, The City College of New York. Find her on Twitter @small_peace.
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