Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my blog readers! Valentine’s Day is all about Love, so I find it is a perfect day to get out of my recent writer’s block and share what I have learned about love. I think you humans call it “unconditional love” and us dogs call it the only LOVE we have learned. You see, if you have not noticed, I am constantly mesmerized by how love works around all of us. When we grasp…

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It is the Little Things!

It is the Little Things!

It is a great day so far! We all have been outside and I was even dancing around in the lovely snowfall! I heard Nancy exclaim that I still had that puppy energy in me. That gave me confidence to not give up on this dog life yet. You know, can I give you some humans some advice from this old dog? Just like some kind words of encouragement from Nancy today, you too should not forget to give your…

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January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020

Sometimes, I have no idea what I should write about on my blog. I find myself tapping on the keyboard as if to think it may just act like one of those player pianos and the words will just flow automatically. But, tonight is one of those nights that I can really say, I don’t have anything that I feel like sharing with all of my readers. This Lighthearted Louie does not always feel lighthearted after all. It is times…

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Snowstorms & Frigid Cold Weather

Snowstorms & Frigid Cold Weather

Why oh why does it take a snowstorm to keep people at home? Being a homebody can actually be an adventurous mission. Take for example the creative ways we humor our owners when we are at home. They are constantly trying to figure out what we are thinking as they chat away with their jibberish chatter. Of course, we look deep into their eyes, all at the same time as we are off in la-la land. We are talented that…

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Remembering Bella

Remembering Bella

I met Bella a few times and I instantly loved her! She was full of charm and grace! Bella’s exuberance was contagious. It was evident that her owners Julie and Tony were so devoted to her. Their faces were adorned with huge smiles whenever Bella visited the farm with them. It was not just her perky smile, but her ability to listen to humans that caused everyone to take notice of her. I think Bella and I clicked because we…

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Snowmen Happen! 01/02/2020

Snowmen Happen! 01/02/2020

I sure am glad that I was not recruited to build a snowman today!  Instead, I simply did my usual morning routine. No, I don’t feel like sharing the details at the moment because it is not very exciting.  If I may say so however, my boring routine around here has become  appreciated. I know I have stated in the past that boredom is also another word for contentment (in my humble dog opinion) and I am sticking to that…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

As you already know, us dogs wouldn’t think of making New Year’s Resolutions. But, because I realize humans attempt to make their lives better each year, I couldn’t pass up the subject.    I may not have New Year’s Resolutions for myself, but I could think of a lot of them for you humans.   Ouch!   For starters, take notice how us dogs take one day at a time instead of worrying about tomorrow!    Our words don’t get…

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Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas Week to all of you! Actually, I have started my Christmas blog so many times that now, I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. The house was so quiet on Christmas Day, so I don’t really have an excuse for not writing?! If you are reading this and you are an artist of any form, then you understand that creativity can not be forced. There I was trying to trigger my creativity in whatever capacity was available to me….

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Happy Birthday, Harmony!

Happy Birthday, Harmony!

Today, it has been all about Harmony. It is not like it isn’t about her so much each day; but, today it is her 4th birthday. She is gloating about her endless energy and I was informed by Nancy that I should humor her this very day (as if I don’t already humor her?!). You won’t believe what her birthday gift was from Nancy! She brushed Harmony for a long time – that is really a lame gift, don’t you…

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Just Show Up!

Just Show Up!

Recently, I was feeling a bit blue that I am getting so old until Nancy read to me an inspirational message. The title of it was “The Beautiful Magic of Just Showing Up” written by Robin Dance. I did not even realize that was “a thing” in the human existence simply to just show up? Because, in my dog life, I am always here! Yup, I am always here and I show up because I live here. I show up…

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Energizer 🎄Christmas Poodle!🎄

Energizer 🎄Christmas Poodle!🎄

There are days when I just have more bounce to my prance. I even surprised myself the other day as I was forgetting that I am quite an older dog now. Yup, I was leaping through the snow as if I was the “Energizer Bunny” instead of a 13 year old dog. Perhaps, some of you readers can relate? We have all seen those stories of someone that seems to glow with an exuberant personality all the time, right?! We…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

As promised, I want to write about what I am most thankful for this Thanksgiving. I was a bit curious of how other dogs view Thanksgiving so I consulted with my friend, Snoopy. Like me, Snoopy has the art of staying “lighthearted” mastered. Whether it is Thanksgiving or Valentine’s Day, we want to be part of the celebrations! It isn’t as if we need to take up a chair at your Thanksgiving table, we can sit by your feet or…

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Almost Thanksgiving?!

Almost Thanksgiving?!

Even though I am “just a dog” it does not mean that I don’t get emotional! As I start this blog, I have just been released from Nancy’s embrace. Of course, she explained her gratitude for my Louie blogs. But then, she went on with an embarrassing gushing explanation about my attributes. Seriously, I was like, are you done yet? Thanksgiving is approaching, so I will excuse her outbursts of emotions to be even more than normal. As I was…

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November 9, 2019: Football

November 9, 2019: Football

Who would ever think that I would write about upcoming football games? On a typical Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings are playing, you will find Greg immersed in the game. Whereas, Nancy is as far away as possible with even the mention of football. Perhaps it is because when she grew up between all those brothers, they never included her in those after meal football games. She assured me that she would have laughed in their faces had they even…

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Snoring! November 1, 2019

Snoring! November 1, 2019

I might as well tell you right away that I am rather clueless when it comes to human or dog snoring. Once in awhile us dogs may mutter cute little sounds, but none of us poodles at this house actually SNORE. Unfortunately, that is not the case with our humans at this house. While I could research how to help my humans stop snoring, I won’t because it doesn’t really affect our quality of life around here if they snore!…

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Halloween Approaching!

Halloween Approaching!

Mice and mice and mice, oh my! Seriously, I am a dog and we don’t catch mice, so now what? I never thought I would witness Nancy taking care of mice in mouse traps; but, one should never say never. Wasn’t it just my last blog that I was telling you about the opossum in the back yard? I think I read that they eat mice, so I guess the opossum is tired of that diet huh?! It isn’t like…

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Awesome Opossum & Self-assured Sadie

Awesome Opossum & Self-assured Sadie

We have had some excitement in our home this week after sighting perhaps an opossum twice this week in the backyard. The first sighting was Wednesday at 4:00 AM as it ran inside our fenced in backyard. Next, it was sitting under our bird feeder right next to the house. So, of course, I started researching opossums. The good news is that they don’t appear to be dangerous. In fact, I read on the internet that “possums pretend to be…

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Distractions: October 15, 2019

Distractions: October 15, 2019

I just love this fall season, especially after days of constant rain. The rain pitter-patters and I just sit on the couch and drift in and out of dreamland. Once the rain stops and the sun magically reappears, we go on relaxing walks. The crispness in the air excuses Nancy from her lack of grooming us lately because we need the extra blanket of warmth soon. However, rumor is that we are getting groomed this coming week, so I better…

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Hilarious Harmony as My Guest

Hilarious Harmony as My Guest

On this peaceful Friday night, I have persuaded Harmony to write since I have been so preoccupied. For some silly reason, Nancy convinced me to try to write some children’s books. Thinking about what children want to read is not as easy as it sounds – have you ever tried it? I don’t have the pleasure of being around many children so my writing is going rather slow. Hello! I am considered Hilarious Harmony and I have the pleasure of…

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Music, is Enough!

Music, is Enough!

I sit around and then, I sit around again. Yes, it is almost as if I have to remind myself how to unwind or something like that? But then, I hear the strokes of a cello and all of my limbs relax. Those sounds are even better than any human massage I have had from my owners. Imagine how relaxed I would be if I could nudge my owners to play such beautiful cello music when they brush or massage…

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