The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka

Archie Warren: The Dog That Used Crosswalks

Yesterday, after a family frozen yogurt outing, we took a spin through our old neighborhood in the next town over. As we drove past our former house, I was hit … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

It All Comes to a Screeching Halt

Hello, blogosphere! I haven’t been here in a while, and I’ve missed it. The holiday vortex of shopping and volunteering and early work deadlines sucked me right in, tossing me … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Archie Warren Draper: Loads of Personality, Even When Sleeping

I saw a dog on the TJ Maxx/HomeGoods/Marshall’s holiday commercial, and it looked exactly like my late Jack Russell Terrier, Archie. The commercial canine was pulling a new dog bed … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 5 Comments

Archie Warren Draper: The Dog With a Million Nicknames

For the past three weeks, I’ve been trying to write a tribute of sorts to my late dog, Archie. But what I’ve realized is that I’m not ready to do … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 8 Comments

Archie Warren Draper: Loads of Personality, Even in His Sleep

I saw a dog on the TJ Maxx/HomeGoods/Marshall’s holiday commercial, and it looked exactly like my late Jack Russell Terrier, Archie. The commercial canine was pulling a new dog bed … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

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