An Only Dog! January 20, 2021

An Only Dog! January 20, 2021

There definitely is an advantage to being the only dog in this home!  For starters, I go everywhere with Nancy now.   Of course, she rarely leaves the house since that horrible coronavirus hit the USA.  But, when she does leave, I am her companion most of the time.    There are times that I have to just bat my brown eyes at people if I go into a store or building that has debatable rules about dogs.  Usually, no…

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January 12, 2021 All Clean!

January 12, 2021 All Clean!

Today, I would like to blog about finally being bathed.   You may ask what kind of dog would write about being bathed, and my simple answer is, ME!  Even though you can’t see my dirty fur, doesn’t mean that I don’t feel the dirt.   When you humans are unclean on the outside, all you have to do is grab some clean clothes and cover up your mess.    Now, if you know me, I don’t have many clothes,…

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Happy New Year, Again! 2021

Happy New Year, Again! 2021

Let me try this again, after I was informed that I was not being “lighthearted”  on my last blog!  Oh brother, why oh why did Louie pass on this blog to me anyway?   Rumor has it that it makes a few dear people smile when they read it, so that certainly is good enough for me.   Speaking of smiling,  you should see Nancy’s face light up when she talks about skating.  I think she is going to take…

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Good-bye 2020

Good-bye 2020

I think we all need closure to this past year!     Saying good-bye to both Louie and Serenade was so hard for all of us at this home.    Being an only dog at this home is lonely at times; but, I could not feel more loved than I am here.    My breeder knew me and my family so well.   Jill knew that my wit, energy and of course,  my love would be  cherished even more  beyond…

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Snowstorms and Merry Christmas, 2020

Snowstorms and Merry Christmas, 2020

Today, is definitely a day to daydream!    It all started out with rain, but now, it is turning to snow.  Just when I was thinking about what I want for Christmas, I was asked what I want for my birthday?    If you may recall however, I don’t have to wait for those human Holidays or birthdays to get gifts around here.  But, that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about a better ball or a new bone; nope, I even…

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Looking Forward to an Adventure! December 13, 2020

Looking Forward to an Adventure! December 13, 2020

Some of you have commented that I don’t write like Louie  and I never planned to write like Louie.    Just like you humans, us dogs are  all unique  (DUH!)    Gosh, I don’t even sleep on Greg and Nancy’s bed like Louie and Serenade once did.   If fact, I am quite different than the other standard poodles that lived here; but, I certainly don’t feel any less loved.  I think my little “games” I play to keep Nancy…

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December 3, 2020: Tone Travels

December 3, 2020: Tone Travels

Today, I am needing some assistance with writing my blog.    You see, while I promised Louie that I would carry on his blog, I need some help from time to time.  It is not as if I don’t have material to write about; but rather, I can’t seem to find words to express my thoughts lately.   So, I asked Nancy what she does when she does not have words to describe events or her feelings and here is…

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November 24, 2020: Thanksgiving Week

November 24, 2020: Thanksgiving Week

If I may, let me continue my blog from last week, titled,  I got myself into some trouble today!   I did something a dog should never do.   Louie even warned me to not  analyze this life!  There I was analyzing  why I would stay outside and ignore any request to come inside?   I was not trying to be defiant; but rather, I just wanted a little more quality time with Nancy.    Have you ever tried to…

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November 12, 2020: Yesterday, I got myself into trouble!

November 12, 2020: Yesterday, I got myself into trouble!

Yesterday, I kind of got myself into some trouble.  You see, Nancy was gone and I was not so respectful to Greg.   Now, if you know me, you know I first trained my new family to come back outside when I wanted to play more.   Yup, they fell for that training hook, line and sinker.  After playing outside for a long time, I would stay behind when Louie and Serenade politely strolled inside.  Then, Nancy would come  back…

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KoKo: My New Neighbor/Friend

KoKo: My New Neighbor/Friend

It was quite an ordinary day around here, until after we walked to get the mail. On our way to the mailbox, the new neighbors stopped to say that they were hoping I would be around to run with KoKo (their dog in the photos). I heard Nancy say we would be home as soon as we fetched the mail. WHAT, I thought! We need to hurry because KoKo will be waiting for me! So, once over our little hill,…

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Snoopy for USA President?!

Snoopy for USA President?!

I recently had a great revelation that the famous dog, Snoopy, most certainly should run for the USA President. Then, I realized that even Snoopy is retired and most certainly should enjoy his relaxation. But, it still did not detour me from pushing forward to get Snoopy out of retirement? After all, aren’t those men running for President right now, well beyond retirement age? I mean, just think of what Louie (my precious deceased standard poodle brother) accomplished in his…

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October 23, 2020 Building Calluses….

October 23, 2020 Building Calluses….

As you may be aware by now, I am not in the habit quite yet to write blogs. I am extremely grateful that Nancy doesn’t try to guilt trip me into writing. I think she even gave up on guilt tripping her saxophone students into practicing consistently? She was mumbling on about that very subject the other day saying that “If a person wants to play an instrument, they have to figure out that it takes a lot of discipline…

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Listening to Guitar

Listening to Guitar

It was the sounds of the guitar that triggered today’s blog. Of course I was familiar with saxophone and bassoon, but what’s up with a guitar? For starters, I did not see Nancy blowing into an instrument. Instead, she was tuning each string until I wanted to shout out, it is in tune now! I was hearing her strum each note until she heard the best tone. No surprise there because I listened to years of long tone practice on…

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October 4, 2020

October 4, 2020

To say that we are missing Louie around here is a huge understatement. But, I feel that we are engaging in various coping mechanisms to persevere and embrace a life even without precious Louie. Daily, we share stories of Louie’s impact on our lives around here. To say he was a built in therapy dog for this family is also an understatement. The good news however is that Louie trained me well for all scenarios at this home. I understand…

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To Carry On Louie’s Blog, As Promised

To Carry On Louie’s Blog, As Promised

Hello! This is Harmony, Louie’s little sister. Before Louie left this earth, I promised him that I would continue his blog. I would watch him write his blog every week; but, I never dreamed I would be “that dog” that writes a blog. Over the years, I came to respect Louie for his determination to attempt to shed some lighthearted words with his readers. I was always so impressed that while he rarely heard from his readers, those few that…

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Louie’s Farewell Blog

Louie’s Farewell Blog

It is the early morning hours  as I  write my  final farewell  to all of my LightheartedLouieblog readers.   I was restless on the bed so Nancy is sleeping next to me on the couch.  Funny thing is that once I found my perfect sleeping position and was ready to go back to sleep, she awakened me because now, she can’t sleep.   We sure have taken good care of each other all of these years, haven’t we?! I think…

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September 1, 2020

September 1, 2020

A dog even needs a good laugh once in awhile and I sure had my share today. Our refrigerator is not working, so Nancy bought a mini-fridge since the repair person could not come until later in the week. I felt quite honored that she included FreshPet snacks for the priority items to go in the little fridge! So, all was well and I thought the broken larger fridge would be fine until the professionals arrived? But, Nancy had other…

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A Fallen Tree Won’t Stop Me!

A Fallen Tree Won’t Stop Me!

It is certainly not every day that we open the garage to find a tree blocking our driveway. But then, it is not every day that you sit and read a blog written by a dog either! Perhaps we all need to realize that none of our lives are very normal after all, whether there is a coronavirus spreading or not. I think if you had someone that loved you as much as Nancy & Greg love us, you would…

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August 18, 2020

August 18, 2020

Every day should be like yesterday. It was a day of no one rushing, not even talk of any such urgency. How lovely it is to enjoy leisurely walks intertwined with some necessary routines.  It is so apparent to me that many humans need to take more days to reflect on the positive and beauty surrounding them. I may have trouble breathing at times, but I do know how to pace myself on our walks. My walks allow me to…

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No Regrets!

No Regrets!

You know, I have always been a lighthearted dog and I don’t intend to change. But, it leads me to touch on a not so lighthearted subject today.    I hope as you go through this life on earth, you can venture on without any regrets. Every single day, I hope you express your love and appreciation to family and friends.   I can rest so peacefully because I feel I have accomplished both of the above.  Of course, not to sound…

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