Angela Bocage

Category Archive

The following is a list of all entries from the animals category.

Write to forget

And be forgotten, like a desert hermit. (They actually had nifty tiny underground studio apts)

Comparison is only going to be depressing

Don’t compare the roller-coaster careen of one’s own life to anyone else’s. What seems devastating may well have saved you.

Morning Has Broken

Is old Episcopalian hymn #8, the woman poet Eleanor Farjeon wrote it, and another woman poet, my late, beloved aunt played it beautifully on piano.

Why arachnophobia?


I started wondering why. Is it that they can appear so suddenly? There’s the dropping down on you on a little thread thing. But is it mostly the fact that something that can touch you so softly can then stab you with burning and possibly fatal pain?


is a good word for it

My favorite dogs

Rescue Japanese Chin over 6 yo are my ❤️


Are good with Dr Bronner’s peppermint soap since high school choir trips to Mexico

Props to Silver Age Lana Lang in Superboy

I fear the graceful arachnid…I’m trying to either think of them as tiny oddly shaped scorpions  or sort of remember the old Superboy comics where Lana Lang became the Insect Queen (thanks, I believe, to a ray gun built by an old-familial-wizard figure, either her uncle or her dad?). She could become a human-size version of whatever insect a given danger required for its neutralization! I feel affectionate kinship with scorpions, bats, rats, snakes, and can’t fathom how people are afraid of them.  Lana learned that since she could also become crustaceans and spiders, at some point she realized she was The Arthropod Queen or something…it was all pretty goofy! Comics are great for helping overcome fear. As a tiny leetle Southern girl in second and third grades in P.S. 59 in Manhattan, afraid to talk because if I did I had teachers and students alike thinking I was kinda special cause my accent was pure,  I was sooo often absolutely bewildered…until my mom started taking me to Bill and Rose’s newsstand on 2nd Avenue and I started hiding Thor and Batman and Daredevil and Spidey and the Legion of Superheroes in my nasty horrible math books! I can still remember how wildly delightedly I would smile thinking of my comic books when I was that age. 😊


Pembroke corgis

The Corgis in their canine-Oscar-winning performance in The Queen were Pembroke Corgis, sweet little blacknosed golden-and-white-faced ones. As the old saying goes, “The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the one with the tail. The Pembroke is the one with the Queen of England.”

No one wrote about the Corgis until now. Apparently there’s a wonderful book called Noble Hounds and Dear Companions about ALL the dogs the British royals have been involved with, and it includes a mention of the oh so most noble and *fluffical!!!* Japanese Chin!

Click here: Telegraph | Picture Gallery | ROYAL DOGS


1. Should not be bred with dachshunds.

2. Just get me.

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