November 11, 2018: Sick Days

November 11, 2018: Sick Days

It was supposed to be the weekend of our grooming, again!  But, instead my owners are both pretty sick with a cold virus.   But no, Nancy still could not resist working on my face and ears.   I mean, which of you humans likes to be seen in public with just part of you groomed?   I finally jumped up and said, enough is enough when it was taking forever and I could see we were not going to…

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“It’s The Great Pumpkin” time!, October 29, 2018

“It’s The Great Pumpkin” time!, October 29, 2018

I think I may be starting a trend here with some of the human classics.   This past week, I caught a glimpse of  “It’s The Great Pumpkin” by  Charles M. Schulz.   You all know the story of Linus waiting in the pumpkin patch for the “Great Pumpkin” right?   Well, just like so many in this world today, he becomes the laughing stock  of his so-called friends.   Ultimately, he did not really care what they all thought…

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A Pooh Adventure: October 20, 2018

A Pooh Adventure: October 20, 2018

Today, I nudged my owners to get out of the house together for a little “Pooh” adventure.  Yup,   in the animal world, we all know that the new movie “Goodbye Christopher Robin” has all kinds of wisdom from the wonderful Pooh himself.   Of course, if you know Pooh at all, you know he would say “But I am a bear of little little brain!”    So, it brings me to the point that some of you may think…

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Already October

Already October

Baseball, dog training  and grooming…oh my, I guess is better than, lions, tigers and bears!   You probably guessed it that we had to hear all about the  Minnesota Twin’s baseball game our owners recently attended, right?!  Well, first they had to describe how fast the pitches were and that only made me wish I was younger and could catch such fast balls.  Then, they went on to talk about the beautiful skyscraper view and the delicious Kramarczuk food stand….

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Listening: September 7, 2018

Listening: September 7, 2018

This past week was full of  gorgeous weather days and today, was no exception.   We went on a long leisurely walk and at the end, we waited on a hillside for the mailman.   While we were walking in the open field, Nancy became rather concerned that I was becoming deaf.  However,  at this point in our walk, I had transitioned into being what you humans call “selective listener” mode.  When we arrived home, she insisted on checking the…

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August 25, 2018

August 25, 2018

I am certainly not motivated by guilt, nor do I write because I think you are sitting on the edge of your seats, waiting for my blog posts.  That said, I only write my blogs when I need to sort out my own dog feelings around here because at times, I am not sure if I am influenced by my own inner thoughts or Nancy thinking out loud.    Today, while on a leisurely walk however, it came to my…

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July 28, 2018 Grooming times……

July 28, 2018 Grooming times……

I will take one on one time with my owner whenever I can get it!  Today, I was taken to the Vet clinic to be bathed at their grooming facilities. It is pretty cool how they let their clients use the grooming tubs when their regular groomer is not using it.     Now, you may think this is a pathetic way to spend one to one time with my owner, but hey, I will take anytime alone with Nancy…

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July 14, 2018 Freedom From Fireworks on Bastille Day!

July 14, 2018 Freedom From Fireworks on Bastille Day!

I think my lethargic ways must come to an end now.   I could give you  many reasons why I have been so lazy; but,  like you humans say ALL the time, “why dwell on the past” and so I will simply say, FOCUS on progress!  Yup, progress is not to be taken lightly and I am  thankful that Nancy doesn’t give me a progress sheet like she gives her students!   Have you seen that list of like fifteen…

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June 25, 2018

June 25, 2018

Let me try to describe to you where I have chosen to write my blog this lovely summer day?!    After playing fetch with Harmony outside, I decided to write my blog from the  outside deck.  I will have to write fast so the deer flies don’t discover me here.   As I sit here, I hear beautiful wind chimes, birds of all kinds visiting the bird feeders and of course, the accompaniment of the winds that seem to blend…

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Napping and Birthdays! June 16, 2018

Napping and Birthdays! June 16, 2018

Today, I was finally able to get Nancy to take quite a long nap with me.   Of course, I feel bad when she gets one of “those headaches” as she calls it, but, it does get her to slow down for at least a few hours.   No, contrary to what you may be thinking right now, we (meaning, us dogs) are not the reason for her headaches.   If anything, her headaches dissipate when we surround her with…

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Honoring Humans and Service Dogs: May 28, 2018

Honoring Humans and Service Dogs: May 28, 2018

First of all, I hope everyone enjoyed the long Memorial Day Weekend!?   It sure has been hot in Minnesota with record break temperatures, hitting 100 degrees. Thank You to all those men and women who have served in any capacity to keep our country safe.   Memorial Day Weekend  got me thinking about all the humans who  have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our country.  But then, Nancy was telling me that she is sure that there…

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May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018

Whoa, it has been awhile since I wrote my blog.  Did you miss me?   Remember, I don’t really obsess about those types of human emotions, but that does not mean that I don’t wonder from time to time what you humans think?  Take for instance, today when I was laying in Nancy’s lap having my face shaved (finally) and she was telling me what a great dog I am – well, I thought, you told me that once so…

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May 3, 2018 Louie Returns!

May 3, 2018 Louie Returns!

Well, now that spring has finally arrived here in Minnesota, I think the weather has invigorated me again.  You may notice it in my still macho prance, if I may so say myself.    Now, my owner Nancy’s prance  is not near as graceful as mine and she even gets to wear nice running shoes.  Yup,   I am feeling quite spritely for my age. This next subject may be a bit touchy because many of you have your own…

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April 23, 2018: Serenade Writes

April 23, 2018: Serenade Writes

Hello!  Happy Monday to all of you on this bright sunny morning!   The sunshine reminds me that I should dwell on the sunny things in my life, instead of any gloom.  But, let’s face it, we are all getting older and there are just times that even this Lighthearted Louie does not feel like writing any blog.  So today, I have asked Serenade to write for me since she tends to be the serene dog/person around here.   Serenade…

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April 14, 2018 Yikes, snow again!

April 14, 2018 Yikes, snow again!

OK, I guess it takes some nasty weather for me to even think about writing another blog.   Yup, it has been a few weeks again since my last blog (oh, don’t even tell me that you had not noticed no blog since March 23, or I just may hand this over to some other poor canine in the house!). But,  I am sure that you  figured I was planning my spring lawn repair and helping my owner get motivated…

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“Pet of the Week” WOW! March 23, 2018

“Pet of the Week” WOW! March 23, 2018

To my complete surprise, it was brought to my attention that I was named “Pet of the Week” at Westonka Animal Hospital.   I have been trying to figure out why I would get such recognition because I have not done anything extraordinary (unless you consider a dog writing a blog unusual?) lately. Sure I traipse into Westonka Animal Hospital for this or that, but I really try to remain incognito, not wanting to draw attention to the dog that…

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St. Patrick’s Weekend, 2018

St. Patrick’s Weekend, 2018

Hello Everyone!   How are you?!  I must say, I am doing very well, even if I am not an Irish Setter dog today on this St. Patrick’s Day!  By the way, Happy St. Patrick’s Day and weekend!  It seems that you humans find all kinds of reasons to party and I am just fine with that too!   My whole life is about celebration after all!  The idea of a day set aside for just the Irish got me…

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Muddy March 5, 2018

Muddy March 5, 2018

While us dogs don’t get annoyed  by much of anything because  we do live in the moment,  I have to admit, that even I was getting annoyed with our muddy backyard.   Of course, we try to avoid the mud, but it is almost impossible.   I think my owners should put in an artificial turf like our poodle friends have.  Wait, that would mean no more barking at the lawnmower in the summer, so maybe not?!  See what happens…

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February 24, 2018

February 24, 2018

You may not realize this, but, I actually like it when I am not the one capturing all the attention around here!   You know how there seems to be those humans or even pets that think that they should be the center of attention at every event? Well, that is not me!  In fact, I really like to observe,  especially now that I am growing older.   Just look at all the attention that Harmony is getting from Nancy…

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A Taxing Weekend! February 17, 2018

A Taxing Weekend! February 17, 2018

Now, this really is not fair!  Nancy has persuaded me to do a blog entry  just so she can procrastinate on her tax data work on our shared computer.   I thought that I was on a big winter break from my blog, but so much for my winter break, huh!   I also had to visit the Animal Hospital  three times this past week, so  I am already worn out from all the attention.  I won’t go into the…

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