dog days are over

Greater love hath NO Jackal: I just found out that because I will be losing my toomer and girlie-bits to the skilled hand of the best gynecological oncology surgeon in the land on Friday morning, my treasured friend and fellow Jackal, Doug Prochilo, is having his gorgeous baby, Shanti, spayed in my honor the very same day. Thank you from the bottom of my wicked, soon-to-be Eunuch heart, Douglas — I don’t feel so godawful alone now. Looks like it’s just you and me, Miss Shanti.

As they say in my glorious hometown of Fresno: They’re takin’ the crib, and leavin’ the playpen.


Enzo and Miss Shanti — two of my most favorite little creatures on the planet.

About muffybolding

Muffy Bolding is a mother/writer/actor/knitter/feminist/withered debutante who likes the smell of asparagus pee, and remains obsessed with the bathroom hygiene of her three children -- despite the fact that they are 23, 19, and 16. She is blissfully married to a cute Jewish boy who looks like Willie Wonka, but remains tragically in love with the dead poet, Ted Hughes. She has the mouth of a Teamster, and her patron saint is Rocco (pestilence relief.) Ms. Bolding lives in Southern California, where she enjoys typing words, making movies, and plucking the rings from the fingers of the dead. She was the co-creator and Editor-in-Chief of the award winning satire zine, Fresno Lampoon, and in between writing screenplays, carnival barking, and savagely threatening her trio of darling larvae with a wooden spoon, she currently publishes the zine, "Withered Debutante." More of her work can also be found in the anthology, "Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts", the compilation zine, "Mamaphiles III: Coming Home", as well as in The Cortland Review and She is currently writing and producing for film and television, and working on a book of essays entitled, "Inside A Chinese Dragon." She has slept around, but not nearly as much as she would have liked.
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