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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Football or not? January 19, 2018

Football or not? January 19, 2018

While many of you are anticipating  the Minnesota Viking  NFL playoff   game this Sunday, I am eagerly awaiting more predictable outcomes for myself.  Such things like knowing that I will finally  get my toenails ground down tomorrow after Nancy shaved my paws.  She had to shave my paws  so that she could actually see my toenails.   Just so we are clear on this – I am not saying that is MORE important than your Minnesota Viking’s game this…

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January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018

Sometimes I think you humans need a blizzard to allow  your world to pause.  You save those projects for a snow  or  rainy day, and when they do not happen, us pets have to figure out clever ways to orchestrate a standstill, a fermata of sorts in Nancy’s music world.   Like just this morning, I was being brushed out by Nancy and I knew I had to just bare with it so she would just chill for an hour….

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Brrrrrr…….December 30, 2017

Brrrrrr…….December 30, 2017

So, have you been waiting for a Christmas blog from me?  What, you say that you have not missed hearing from me?  Well, I have news for you, no one ever said you have to read my blogs!  HA!  But, if you are reading this it is probably because it is just too cold outside to do anything else except read or watch something.   Do you know that it is so cold outside that I don’t even want to…

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December 20, 2017

December 20, 2017

Hmmmmm…..do I really need to write a Christmas blog this year????   Do you think anyone even reads my blogs Nancy?  Please don’t tell me it would be your favorite gift if I would only write a Christmas blog!

Do Not Be Anxious! December 1, 2017

Do Not Be Anxious! December 1, 2017

It was my birthday yesterday; but, I am not telling you this to get attention. If you have been reading my blogs all these years, you know that I try not to make it all about me anyway!  To say that the day went about without any glitches would not be totally honest and in this case, my owner has forbidden me from sharing yesterday’s episode that required some patience on Nancy’s part. She was mortified by her choices of…

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Thanksgiving, 2017

Thanksgiving, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers!  If you don’t read my blog often, don’t worry, you did not miss much except for my assistance to help you view your human life with a bit more lightheartedness!   You see, us dogs really are so thankful every day for our human companions, especially if they allow us to “just” be dogs.  My human owners, as you have become aware, seem to think we should try to write once in awhile…

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October 31, 2017

October 31, 2017

So, here it goes, I will try to crank out one of my blogs before my owners pick me up later.   They dropped us off on October 18th, with the only instructions to behave, but have fun!   Like, what is that supposed to mean anyway? We are being dropped off at a Poodle Hotel.    It is not like we are going to run away or give the other poodles some funky haircuts for Halloween or something?!  I…

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October 14, 2017: Grooming

October 14, 2017: Grooming

Perhaps you are thinking, didn’t Louie just write a blog and has he ever written twice in one week?!   Well, just remember that I went almost six weeks without writing, and I am quite grateful that no one nagged me then about my lack of writing.   Sometimes, us dogs can be rather unpredictable like you humans.   I watch these humans surrounding me and just when I think I understand them, they go off and do something totally…

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October 11, 2017

October 11, 2017

It has been one of those perfect weekends.  It all began when we went for an hour long walk during a leisurely misty morning.    Well, when it is with Harmony instead of Serenade, it ends up to be mostly fast walking or running more than anything but a leisurely walk, but it was all good.    The backyard is so wet yet that instead of playing fetch for awhile, we had to watch Nancy rake some leaves.   Why am I…

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Those Girls! September 26, 2017

Those Girls! September 26, 2017

It can’t be easy being a girl?!  I witnessed that this morning when my two female friends, Sera and Harmony had a little spat about territory!    I don’t recall that I have ever had a fight with any dog, though there have been dogs that tried to pick a fight with me.  After all, I can’t help it that I am so incredibly gorgeous, but I only contemplate  it when other dogs feel threatened by what none of us…

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September Already! (September 16, 2017)

September Already! (September 16, 2017)

The smell of the lovely rain  inspired me to write a blog. You wouldn’t expect me to write when the sun is shining when  I am outside as much as possible, would you?     I am a bit surprised that no one has nagged me about my lack of blogging this  summer?!  But then, I suppose if you read my blogs you already know that nagging will never get you anywhere with me! Like so many humans, us dogs…

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August 14, 2017 Thinking of Tyler O’Neill

August 14, 2017 Thinking of Tyler O’Neill

Like one of my human housemates, sometimes  I just can’t seem to get the motivation necessary to do certain tasks.   Yup, you guessed it, I just have not felt like writing a blog for over a month.  Today’s  blog is being written solely for my owner’s dear friend’s son, Tyler and his family. Tyler had a pool  accident that left him with a broken back and a spinal cord injury. Given a purpose, and this ol’ dog does gets…

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