Get Outside: October 4, 2022

Get Outside: October 4, 2022

Swishing through the leaves  is not only refreshing, it has quite a nice rhythm to it as well!    It seems as though it was just yesterday when I was running through the front yard without any leaves on the ground.  Now, there are so many fallen leaves. My orange ball could be easily mistaken for a big blob of orange.  Frequently, we have to interrupt our fetch game to search for my ball.   Why doesn’t someone make those…

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Beating Heart: September 30, 2022

Beating Heart: September 30, 2022

By now, I am hoping that  you have immersed yourself in the canvas of tree colors.  Each day, the palette changes as does the sun’s spotlight. Seriously, the beauty surrounding me on my walks is quite breathtaking. Gosh, I almost forgot that I am a dog, so I better get back to thinking like a dog! There I was just strolling on our one of many daily walks when I realized that I had achieved one goal in this dog…

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Baggy Pants: September 28, 2022

Baggy Pants: September 28, 2022

I wonder how many of my dog peers have to tolerate listening to their  human companions moan about ridding themselves from their baggy pants?  Here is what I have been listening to lately, so I decided to share it since “misery loves company” as they say!    Besides, I suppose I can let Nancy share my blog occasionally, don’t you think?    Here are her words about baggy pants. “I think I finally found a scapegoat for gaining those nasty…

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Being Still: September 24, 2022

Being Still: September 24, 2022

Today I decided to just sit on one of the beautiful rocks near our house and listen. First, I had to block out the traffic on the nearby street. Then, I just sat and listened. There was barely any wind, so I waited for the sound of critters scurrying to their adventures and birds above us. I wondered how many humans and dogs were taking time, to work on the the art of being still. Off in  the distance, I…

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September 22, 2022

September 22, 2022

Sometime life is like a game of solitaire.  At least, that what Nancy says.  Often a game looks like you will win, when in the end, you don’t.  Then, there are times when the game looks like a loser, and you win.    Now, I don’t quite know where this is going, but  it got me thinking about comparisons.   I don’t really think you can compare life to a solitaire game.   Oh well, it was an interesting opener…

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Love this Season! September 17, 2022

Love this Season! September 17, 2022

Like most days, I was up long before the sun.   Such a beautiful time to inhale this favorite season of mine!   There is that crisp feeling of the anticipation of cooler weather, along with the expectancy of all of those fall colors that will appear.  Seriously, who would not love this time of year in Minnesota?   I feel like I am cleaning out my whole sensory system at this time of year because I am smelling and…

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Focus: September 9, 2022

Focus: September 9, 2022

  Today, well, it was just one of those days that I feel I succeeded in helping my humans relax.   I believe when I go outside each morning to play fetch the ball, it is equally important for Nancy as me.  As you can see from the photo I am including, I have so much fun fetching my orange ball.  Certainly, we have a healthy routine going here.  I get to enjoy the exercise while we all enjoy all…

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Labor Day Weekend: September 4, 2022

Labor Day Weekend: September 4, 2022

Do you remember how I finished my last blog? Work hard, play hard, and rest hard! I did not realize  that Labor Day was just around the corner when I published that blog.   Hmmmmm, so I think the only labor I  as a dog has,   is to write this blog. (HA!)  So, I better finish it before Labor Day. Actually, many dogs are seriously “working” dogs.   Take for instance watch (protection) dogs,  sled dogs, hunting dogs or…

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An Incredible Student: August 29, 2022

An Incredible Student: August 29, 2022

Since the school year is commencing  for kids again, I think this blog is appropriate to share even if some readers may take issue with it! (HA, yes, teachers have their favorites!)   The fact is that another one of Nancy’s all time favorite saxophone students had his last official saxophone lesson this past week.    Yup, you guessed it, I had to hear all about why she will miss working with this exceptional student.   Not only was this…

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Harmonious Harmony: August 19, 2022

Harmonious Harmony: August 19, 2022

There are times that you need to keep telling yourself that it will all be fine.   Nancy says I can’t share on my blog the cause of all of our stress lately, so instead, I found something positive to share with my readers.  You see, there is this cute little dog next door to us, named Peanut.   Sometimes, Peanut’s family brings her over to play and other times, I have to ask  permission to play with her.  …

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Meeting a Dog Blog Fan: August 11, 2022

Meeting a Dog Blog Fan: August 11, 2022

It has been quite some time since I was able to listen to one of Nancy’s Saxophone Performance classes.   During all the lockdowns, she would host  bi-weekly zoom performance classes   for her saxophone students.  If you are acquainted  with me, you know that I have a dog bed in her small saxophone room.   For this reason, I am able to listen to all of her on-line saxophone lessons and classes.  Not only do I  feel  familiar with…

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August 3, 2022 A Day Without Internet

August 3, 2022 A Day Without Internet

Sometimes it takes our cable company to have a power outage to force me to write my blog.  It is only 5:15 AM at our home.  Therefore, I am forced to hear all about the old days, long before cable TV or internet.  This morning, Nancy rambled on and on that  by 6:30 most mornings, she would have completed her various scales from major to melodic minor, accompanied by the chromatic interval studies, not to mention endless LONG  tones.  There was…

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Minnesota Twin’s Baseball Withdrawals: July 23, 2022

Minnesota Twin’s Baseball Withdrawals: July 23, 2022

Has anyone else felt the Minnesota Twin’s Baseball withdrawal symptoms this week?   Sure, it was exciting watching Bryon Buxton hit a home run in the All-Star Game; but, what about the other days of no baseball games?    We even thought of traveling to those local baseball games “Town Hall Baseball” in various locations.  Unfortunately, that idea was cut short because it was so hot outside.    Instead, I was stuck inside watching a TV show of 9 episodes….

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July 20, 2022

July 20, 2022

Tonight, I decided to go for a walk to see if that would inspire me for my blog writing this week. Once outside, I heard an instant symphony.  I imagined myself walking through a live impressionistic canvas with paint brushes being the swaying  of the trees. The rays of sunshine peeking through all the trees was just enough light for the  pointillism. Stepping back looking at my canvas and imagining the birds in their position, I started to hear the…

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Remembering Toby! July 11, 2022

Remembering Toby! July 11, 2022

Today, I want to write my blog in honor of Toby.    I never met Toby but he was Nancy’s nephew’s dog.  According to Nancy, he was as important in Doug’s life  as I am in her life.   Simply stated, some people’s lives revolve around us dogs, so since Doug lost Toby, I wish I could run to him right now and jump into his arms.   I know how it feels to be so loved.  I know how…

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Not Bored! July 1, 2022

Not Bored! July 1, 2022

Today,  it was quite a normal morning until I saw this huge “thing” in our backyard. I didn’t think Nancy had even seen it when she let me outside.   So, I did what any dog does when they need to get someone’s attention. I barked until she came outside to see the “thing” hanging over the fence.   First I thought it was some monster that had died and the  drenched  body hung over the fence with it’s leafy…

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Reminiscing: June 21, 2022

Reminiscing: June 21, 2022

We sat on the hillside overlooking the swaying trees and prairie fields. It seemed like yesterday that we were able to walk through the fields and cut beautiful wildflowers for arrangements. Of course, I would always have to be checked for thorns and ticks after we walked through the tall grass; but, It was so worth the adventure. It made us both wonder if the people that owned that prairie land now appreciate it like we did. Would they ever…

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Resetting Buttons: June 9, 2022

Resetting Buttons: June 9, 2022

Sometime, we all need a reset button for ourselves.  That is my excuse for skipping my blog last week.  Perhaps you had not even noticed that I skipped last week?  But, I am emerging with exuberance and motivation once again to keep some lightheartedness in all of our lives.   I think my trip to our local Subaru for  the car’s oil change helped me reset too.   At Subaru, everyone welcomed me as if I were their own dog,…

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Spotlights: May 26, 2022

Spotlights: May 26, 2022

Have you ever had that moment when you realize someone isn’t taking a photo of you, but the object behind you?   It is very much like when someone shows up at your front door and you are like, oh you!  But, you don’t want to hurt their feelings so you say, Oh HI, I had no idea you were going to stop and visit.  Then, I look and don’t see any type of dog treats, so  I bark at…

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Anticipation: May 14, 2022

Anticipation: May 14, 2022

I think you will agree with me that my past week was  filled with anticipation.  From severe thunderstorms to new blooming tulips and tree blossoms,  my eyes and ears are wide open.  Let me start with the huge thunderstorms I encountered this past week.    After quite a tranquil day, everything seemed to change when Nancy arrived home from teaching.  Suddenly, we were in the basement bathroom with a little radio listening to the weather updates.    From the weather…

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