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February 27, 2020: Awaiting my Grooming!

February 27, 2020: Awaiting my Grooming!

It is almost March and I think the schizophrenic weather is almost over for now.    While I certainly don’t mind being groomed, I am excited to have my extremely long coat trimmed for Spring.   Last time I was bathed, my long coat remained because of the frigid cold weather.   I sure hope Nancy bought some new clipper blades so she can get through my thick coat.   Sometimes I have to remind her that she should not…

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February 17, 2021

February 17, 2021

Sometimes a dog needs to  vent and as you know, this is a rare occurrence for me.  Unlike humans, we can ignore all the idiosyncrasies that seem to dwell within  humans.  Now, I know no one wants to read about any of the unusual food I have to smell in this house lately, but may I ramble about it anyway? My human friends are working to shed the pandemic weight gain.   I can only handle the smell of poached…

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Muttluks and Cold Weather! February 11, 2021

Muttluks and Cold Weather! February 11, 2021

I am quite tolerant of most anything EXCEPT this harsh weather!   At least  I can go for short walks if I wear my muttluks.  Oh wait, my muttluks are actually hand-me-downs from my deceased siblings.  Yes, I heard all kinds of reminiscing when I tried on their muttluks for the first time.    I just wish for once we could do an  activity around here that does not require a history lesson of all the past standard poodles. But,…

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Riley’s Getting a Puppy!

Riley’s Getting a Puppy!

I am beyond ecstatic to learn that  my little human friend, Riley,  is getting her very own puppy!  Before the coronavirus pandemic,  Riley  visited us quite often. Not only was Riley gentle but also tons of fun!  Now, don’t you think a dog’s approval for future dog owners is quite a huge endorsement?!    Riley and her sister Mae were the absolute perfect guests!  After all, when new people visit our home, it has been us dog’s approval that gave…

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Potential! January 27, 2021

Potential! January 27, 2021

The latest news from my home is quite a news flash, especially if you know Nancy!  You see, she finally took her saxophone in for the much overdue repairs. Now, yes, you guessed it, there is far more music around here and less words.    We have often spoken of the language of music on these blogs and quite frankly, I too prefer music over translating English words!  I know, Nancy attempts to put her thoughts into actual words on…

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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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