Spilled Coffee: December 2, 2021

Spilled Coffee: December 2, 2021

Who would ever think a dog would write about the coffee being brewed at their house?   That is exactly my topic this early morning.  It was a very relaxed morning as I had already eaten my dog food and Nancy had drank her first cup of coffee. So, imagine my shock when she was suddenly running around the kitchen to grab paper towels to clean up the keurig coffee brewed without a cup in  place?    When I realized…

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Happy Thanksgiving, November 23, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving, November 23, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving from a dog.  You may think you know what I will ramble on about, but even as I begin this, my tail wags with so many thanks.  I am so thankful to be joyful!   JOYFUL!  You may ask “What, even in the chaos of the new’s and such a divided country?” Exactly, because I choose to be a selective listener in this house which means, I hear,  I love 💕 you and thank God for you every…

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November 20, 2021

November 20, 2021

I think that you will agree that my past blogs were not quite what you expect from me.  But then, hey us dogs do try to dabble in human territories at times.   It is not until we start researching human tendencies that we decide our lives as dogs are  actually quite ideal. Take for instance, yesterday.  There I was on my usual spot on the couch, still quite clean from my bath last week (yes, this matters in this…

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Rhyming: November 14, 2021

Rhyming: November 14, 2021

The beauty of the  first snowfall is quite special, even to a dog!  Since I am still reading some of Emily Dickinson’s poems, I decided to share the poem she wrote about snow.     It is rather amazing that in this poem she never once mentions snow; yet, she captures it’s all all-encompassing attributes. BY EMILY DICKINSON It sifts from Leaden Sieves – It powders all the Wood. It fills with Alabaster Wool The Wrinkles of the Road –…

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November 9, 2021

November 9, 2021

Please don’t compare yourselves, because  it only leads to disappointment. There I was, simply enjoying some much needed playtime in the backyard when she said it. “Why can’t you drop the ball like Louie always did?” Ouch!  It is one thing to think it, but she said it  OUTLOUD.  If you must know however, I am usually quite good about dropping the ball when commanded.   I am only hesitant when she is using the backpack blower…I mean, that is…

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Living in the Moment: November 5, 2021

Living in the Moment: November 5, 2021

There is something about fall clean-up time that I love and I can’t quite put my paw on it as to why that is yet?   Perhaps it is simply the fact that I get to be  outside more while Nancy cleans up the leaves?  Maybe it is watching her enjoy her new found garage sale pruning  tool to trim  all the buckthorn bushes &  other trees?   I was with her for quite awhile while she trimmed a plum…

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October 30, 2021

October 30, 2021

Today, most of the day, I spent outside  enjoying the  gorgeous day!   I was the supervisor while Nancy backpack blew more leaves.    Of course, I was able to distract her often to throw the orange ball for me.   She had her AirPods in to cut out the noise of the loud machine.  It must have been some beautiful music because she was singing and dancing while working.  So, if you think I  am strange because I (a…

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October 22, 2021

October 22, 2021

This past week, I met a very cool man who grew up in  Ecuador.  Leo brought to our home  a few of his instruments to demonstrate his Ecuador music.  Because of Leo’s generous concert, I was able to travel to Ecuador through his beautiful music.    Leo’s music and his joy of playing was mesmerizing!  However,  it was not completely foreign to me  as I have witnessed such joy and peace when I  watch Nancy play her saxophone or other…

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3 Raccoons and a Visitor: October 17, 2021

3 Raccoons and a Visitor: October 17, 2021

It is an absolutely gorgeous Autumn day here in Minnesota!  While I  realize that I could nap outside, I am in my usual napping spot on the couch.   OK, so I like to nap with Greg, is that so unusual?    Nancy raked a lot of leaves this morning while playing fetch the ball with me so we have been outside a lot today.   I think after my nap with Greg, I get to go on another walk…

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Raccoons, etc. October 11, 2021

Raccoons, etc. October 11, 2021

Between backpack blowing leaves and raccoon sightings, I  think that I may be ready for the rainy days in the forecast.   I captured a photo of Nancy blowing the leaves into the woods.   As you may notice in the photo,  she also had my ball thrower in her one hand.  I was patiently  waiting for another turn to catch my orange ball.  Actually, I think I could sit outside all day long on these types of days.  Besides,…

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Left at Home: October 7, 2021

Left at Home: October 7, 2021

I don’t complain much, if at all, right?  Well, not until now.   Today, I was left at home with Greg while Nancy went up north to visit her Mom.   I  was  fine because I like hanging out with Greg; but then, she had to show me some of the photos of the day at the farm.  Her excuse was that she had things to do to help her Mom that would have been boring for me?    Do…

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Ombré Tinting: September 30, 2021

Ombré Tinting: September 30, 2021

It is another gorgeous autumn  week here in Minnesota.  As we walk this week, we are enjoying the color changes on the trees.  Along our stroll, we came across a beautiful array of fall colors only at the tips of one particular  tree.  Suddenly, we came to an abrupt stop when Nancy declared “This is nature’s natural ombré tree tinting!”  So, she plopped me under the tree for the photo enclosed in this blog. Of course, she had to explain…

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Limbo Dance, etc. September 24, 2021

Limbo Dance, etc. September 24, 2021

I understand that it is quite cool to  have your very own limbo dance set-up in your front yard.  I had no idea what it was until Nancy explained it on our walk back to the house one day after a big storm.   A big tree branch had fallen and was parallel to the ground, creating the limbo branch.   Well, it was not a big deal for me because I could easily go under the branch.  No, Nancy…

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September 18, 2021

September 18, 2021

The equivalent of any  human emotions has been growing  exponentially in my dog mind lately.   I suppose this does not come as a surprise to any of you reading this, right?  This is what happens when you live with humans who are obsessed with their dog.  Maybe it is the same for humans though.   If a human believes another human has the ability to do anything they set their mind to, it is also possible for them to…

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A Busy Week: September 13, 2021

A Busy Week: September 13, 2021

Today, I am choosing  to sit on my quiet hillside to do a rough draft of my blog. You see, it has been  unusually busy  around here for the past week, so I had to venture out of the house  for some solitude.   I  love it when Nancy entertains at home (even though rare) because then my mind is stimulated by others.   Of course, I am going to dwell on people that bring their dogs along, so  I…

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Grooming: September 6, 2021

Grooming: September 6, 2021

Have you ever lived vicariously through someone else? Just because Nancy can’t seem to find a talented hair stylist, she seems to think I must always be groomed better than her! Yup, vicarious living even through a dog. There I said it!  Don’t misunderstand me, she most definitely is not the best groomer; however, I humor her.   But, I certainly am not looking for a different groomer, because my breeder is too busy and do you think this overprotective…

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Positive Perspective: August 31, 2021

Positive Perspective: August 31, 2021

After I divulged the information about our not so awesome August, let me give you a positive update.   You may not know this, but us dogs do have a way of helping our human friends.  Yup, we are keen to assist them in putting everything in perspective.  Actually, it was Nancy’s friend Sue that talked some sense into her which I overheard over a series of phone calls.  OK, “it takes a village” to raise adults too you know!…

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August 23, 2021

August 23, 2021

I really love my life!   How many dogs can say that they leisurely can sit on the hillside waiting for the mail person?  Well, this dog can and as the photos display, we often do just that.   We sit and listen to the birds and sometimes noisy traffic nearby.  Sure, we often are trying to make sure we reach those 10,000 steps a day; but, more importantly, we stroll as if time does not matter.   When life…

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Pacing: August 19, 2021

Pacing: August 19, 2021

Recently, I was trying to get Nancy to pick up her pace a  bit.  I mean, seriously, I know I am fast, but  isn’t my job to get her heart rate up for at least 30-60  minutes a day?   All she had to do was “get a wiggle on it” and soon we were in sync.   I am sure all of you can relate to this, right?   Jeepers,   even I have some rare days when I can’t…

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Just Breathe: August 10, 2021

Just Breathe: August 10, 2021

Sometimes in life, we have to help our human companions just step aside and coach them to JUST BREATHE!  I won’t get into the details because I am forbidden. However, a few additional walks and sitting near our favorite trees definitely is the perfect solution.  It allows us to view our situations from the outside.   As we look in, we hear ourselves say, let it go and allow it to take it’s time. Oh boy, take me for instance….

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