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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Just a lovely summer day……

Just a lovely summer day……

Today, is an absolutely perfect summer day! It is warm, yet not hot and it is breezy, but not so much that it blows us over on our walks. I am still not sure what I am going to write about this week in my blog because I think on these beautiful days, one should not think too much! I believe that during these months of quarantine for humans, they are finally starting to grasp the concept of the art…

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Harmony, My Sister

Harmony, My Sister

Today, I am writing about my sister, Harmony. Eventually, Harmony will take over my blog, but for now, I will just write about her. She can play outside for 15 minutes or more and then, after a one minute rest, she looks at us as if we never played with her yet? She is like the “energizer poodle” if there ever was one! I try to keep up with her in the backyard. Oh how she wants to play, and…

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Passion: July 18, 2020

Passion: July 18, 2020

I wonder if any of you even read my TBT (Throw Back Thursday) blog a few days ago? If you read it, do you think my writing has improved in the past ten years? When I asked Nancy, she compared it to listening to her own saxophone performing ten years ago. Please, let me explain! Nancy said that the more she practices saxophone, the more she feels she needs to practice. In other words, perfection can never be reached! Now,…

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TBT: from March 2010

TBT: from March 2010

Minnesota Twins: Outdoors Without Dogs? (Louie is going to publish some blogs he wrote back in the early days when he sent them out via e-mail or iWeb. Here is the one of many to follow – unedited.) This just isn’t right! Now, you know that I am a rather lighthearted dog all the time, moving with the flow, but I just have to vent today. I would think now that the Minnesota Twin’s baseball team has an outdoor stadium…

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Bird Watching

Bird Watching

I wake up each day, eagerly anticipating the discovery of yet another new bird visiting our yard. I don’t know about you, but have you been noticing the birds more this year too? Just the other day, we were all sitting on the couch (no big surprise, I know) when all of sudden Nancy gasped with excitement and squealed, “oh my, what is that bird – it is so pretty!” So, we sent a photo to our neighbors because they…

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Recipes For Humans!

Recipes For Humans!

Today’s topic of food is one that I have rarely discussed in my blogs. While food is indeed a necessity, us dogs certainly do not dwell on it like you humans do. We simply eat what is put in front of us and don’t usually think about it.  So that should throw out any notion you may have that us standard poodles are finicky eaters! You know that saying: “One should eat to live, not live to eat.” Well, both…

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Attitude Adjustment

Attitude Adjustment

Have you ever been dragged along to somewhere only to discover a brand new adventure? Well, that is exactly what happened to me yesterday. Nancy said I had had enough of sitting around and that I needed some stimulations. I reminded her that I have enough that arouses my interests right in my own home and backyard. But, no, she would not listen. So, I grudgingly made my way to the car. As we drove, I recalled how much I…

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Introducing Brie!

Introducing Brie!

My friend, that hosts LightheartedLouieBlog.com just got an adorable dog! I am wondering if I can take some credit for inspiring him to finally get a dog? After all, people see how much I appreciate my human family, not to mention all the love and joy I provide for them. I was unable to go meet Brie the other night in person, but I am living vicariously through Nancy and Greg’s first encounters with their new french bull dog friend….

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Trust and Excitement

Trust and Excitement

The other day, I had a wonderful blog in my head about TRUST. Now however, I find myself trying to trust my faltering memory. This happens far too often lately. Then, Nancy reminds me that she is right next to my side helping me. I need to act on TRUST instead of writing about TRUST! You see, I can’t do steps very well anymore. There are times that I attempt steps on my own to only fall flat on my…

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The Simple Things!

The Simple Things!

As you already know, I write my blog to simply add a bit of sunshine into your world. Today, my topic is a bit odd, but here it goes. I think sometimes humans have to venture out of their comfort zone to discover that they remained in their comfort zone for a reason. Yup, to make a full circle back to their original dreams and goals. That is not to say that some may divert from their comfort zone only…

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One Day at a Time!

One Day at a Time!

My job as Lighthearted Louie is to remain positive for both my owners/family and my readers. If you think this is difficult to accomplish as a dog writing for you humans, that is definitely an understatement. As dogs, we simply try to be present for humans. We are so appreciative that you feed and walk us, but our joy is to see our owners happy. After all, we are wired to just love life and that, is exactly what I…

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Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

Don’t you just love rainy days? This time, all of us at our home anticipated a rainy weekend. I motivated everyone to finish their outside chores so we could enjoy some snuggle time. Right now, we are watching the replay of a 1991 Baseball World Series game. You may remember that I am a huge Minnesota Twin’s Baseball fan, right?! I wonder what all of my fans (I think I have a few fans?) are doing this rainy Memorial Day…

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