Author Archives: Doranna
Personally, I think it’s bad enough that Real Life Housekeeping doesn’t stay kept. It turns out the digital world is hardly any better!
This is Doranna Durgin’s WordPlay Blog. Theoretically, it’s all about my books. In practice, it’s more about life, dog training, horses, and reading. On Fridays, The Write Horse usually stops by to offer a peek into the horse training life, written … Continue reading
The Couch Princess Rocks On! by Doranna Three years! Alice has been here three years this month, which makes her eight years old. All things being equal, we like to get our dogs as pups and start training right away. … Continue reading
This blog is harder than you think it’s gonna be by Doranna There’s a thing about animals, and it is this: An animal in an unbearable situation shuts itself down to cope. So you get horses like Takota, who–still recovering … Continue reading
In which Takota and I are not even kidding by Doranna There’s a thing about geldings. (All gelding owners know immediately where this is going.) They need to be cleaned. Personally, I mean. Their private parts. Naughty bits. Mr. Happy.
In Which the Red Horse Would Liked to be Touched. No, nevermind. Yes, touch. No, changed my mind… Including the Twisty Lips Power Song by Doranna Takota is a horse of phases. Not surprising–he’s in a new situation, being asked … Continue reading
by Doranna Benjy Beagle is a handsome elder statesman originally from West Virginia, where he spent his life in a hunting pack. No one has to guess at this, although he came through the shelter system without identifying details–his freeze … Continue reading
by Doranna Samhain Heartsong is complete, and it feels weird that story posts aren’t going out on a schedule any more. So then…what next? So many choices! So many decisions. HELP ME! Do you like the online fiction? If no, … Continue reading
by Doranna (off running agility again this weekend!) Connery Beagle is FIFTEEN! Unless you know Connery, it’s hard to understand our more or less unrelenting astonishment at this fact. Never mind the multiple giant dog attacks when he was so … Continue reading