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3 Raccoons and a Visitor: October 17, 2021

3 Raccoons and a Visitor: October 17, 2021

It is an absolutely gorgeous Autumn day here in Minnesota!  While I  realize that I could nap outside, I am in my usual napping spot on the couch.   OK, so I like to nap with Greg, is that so unusual?    Nancy raked a lot of leaves this morning while playing fetch the ball with me so we have been outside a lot today.   I think after my nap with Greg, I get to go on another walk…

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Raccoons, etc. October 11, 2021

Raccoons, etc. October 11, 2021

Between backpack blowing leaves and raccoon sightings, I  think that I may be ready for the rainy days in the forecast.   I captured a photo of Nancy blowing the leaves into the woods.   As you may notice in the photo,  she also had my ball thrower in her one hand.  I was patiently  waiting for another turn to catch my orange ball.  Actually, I think I could sit outside all day long on these types of days.  Besides,…

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Left at Home: October 7, 2021

Left at Home: October 7, 2021

I don’t complain much, if at all, right?  Well, not until now.   Today, I was left at home with Greg while Nancy went up north to visit her Mom.   I  was  fine because I like hanging out with Greg; but then, she had to show me some of the photos of the day at the farm.  Her excuse was that she had things to do to help her Mom that would have been boring for me?    Do…

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Ombré Tinting: September 30, 2021

Ombré Tinting: September 30, 2021

It is another gorgeous autumn  week here in Minnesota.  As we walk this week, we are enjoying the color changes on the trees.  Along our stroll, we came across a beautiful array of fall colors only at the tips of one particular  tree.  Suddenly, we came to an abrupt stop when Nancy declared “This is nature’s natural ombré tree tinting!”  So, she plopped me under the tree for the photo enclosed in this blog. Of course, she had to explain…

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Limbo Dance, etc. September 24, 2021

Limbo Dance, etc. September 24, 2021

I understand that it is quite cool to  have your very own limbo dance set-up in your front yard.  I had no idea what it was until Nancy explained it on our walk back to the house one day after a big storm.   A big tree branch had fallen and was parallel to the ground, creating the limbo branch.   Well, it was not a big deal for me because I could easily go under the branch.  No, Nancy…

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September 18, 2021

September 18, 2021

The equivalent of any  human emotions has been growing  exponentially in my dog mind lately.   I suppose this does not come as a surprise to any of you reading this, right?  This is what happens when you live with humans who are obsessed with their dog.  Maybe it is the same for humans though.   If a human believes another human has the ability to do anything they set their mind to, it is also possible for them to…

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A Busy Week: September 13, 2021

A Busy Week: September 13, 2021

Today, I am choosing  to sit on my quiet hillside to do a rough draft of my blog. You see, it has been  unusually busy  around here for the past week, so I had to venture out of the house  for some solitude.   I  love it when Nancy entertains at home (even though rare) because then my mind is stimulated by others.   Of course, I am going to dwell on people that bring their dogs along, so  I…

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Grooming: September 6, 2021

Grooming: September 6, 2021

Have you ever lived vicariously through someone else? Just because Nancy can’t seem to find a talented hair stylist, she seems to think I must always be groomed better than her! Yup, vicarious living even through a dog. There I said it!  Don’t misunderstand me, she most definitely is not the best groomer; however, I humor her.   But, I certainly am not looking for a different groomer, because my breeder is too busy and do you think this overprotective…

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Positive Perspective: August 31, 2021

Positive Perspective: August 31, 2021

After I divulged the information about our not so awesome August, let me give you a positive update.   You may not know this, but us dogs do have a way of helping our human friends.  Yup, we are keen to assist them in putting everything in perspective.  Actually, it was Nancy’s friend Sue that talked some sense into her which I overheard over a series of phone calls.  OK, “it takes a village” to raise adults too you know!…

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August 23, 2021

August 23, 2021

I really love my life!   How many dogs can say that they leisurely can sit on the hillside waiting for the mail person?  Well, this dog can and as the photos display, we often do just that.   We sit and listen to the birds and sometimes noisy traffic nearby.  Sure, we often are trying to make sure we reach those 10,000 steps a day; but, more importantly, we stroll as if time does not matter.   When life…

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Pacing: August 19, 2021

Pacing: August 19, 2021

Recently, I was trying to get Nancy to pick up her pace a  bit.  I mean, seriously, I know I am fast, but  isn’t my job to get her heart rate up for at least 30-60  minutes a day?   All she had to do was “get a wiggle on it” and soon we were in sync.   I am sure all of you can relate to this, right?   Jeepers,   even I have some rare days when I can’t…

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Just Breathe: August 10, 2021

Just Breathe: August 10, 2021

Sometimes in life, we have to help our human companions just step aside and coach them to JUST BREATHE!  I won’t get into the details because I am forbidden. However, a few additional walks and sitting near our favorite trees definitely is the perfect solution.  It allows us to view our situations from the outside.   As we look in, we hear ourselves say, let it go and allow it to take it’s time. Oh boy, take me for instance….

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Music for the Pigs, August 1, 2021

Music for the Pigs, August 1, 2021

I was appalled when I witnessed Nancy walking out of the house with her saxophone toward the neighbor’s pig pen. Out of the blue, she scooped up her saxophone and didn’t even give me time to plead to tag along. I guess I do get a bit rambunctious when we go visit the pigs? (Come on, I don’t get out much!)   Oh sure, she left the front door shade open so I could  sit there yearning to be with…

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Homemade Pizza: July 29, 2021

Homemade Pizza: July 29, 2021

Pizza is not really my thing;  but, since I had to watch Nancy make her first home-made pizza, I will  bore you with the interesting event.  I watched her search pizza recipes for weeks.    To my surprise, she brought home both Trader Joe’s pizza dough and their pizza sauce.  I guess that just saves me from writing about the possible fiasco that would have taken place with her own pizza dough?    Don’t worry, I am sure that she…

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Donating Blood: July 20, 2021

Donating Blood: July 20, 2021

Just when I thought I knew of all the human mobiles from bookmobiles to pet grooming mobiles, I learned   there are also bloodmobiles.  I have never had the pleasure to visit any of the mobile services because I have no need for them.  Certainly, I have enough books to read so I don’t need any more.  Nancy grooms me at home, and as for bloodmobiles, let me just say, I don’t think so! So, I am basically writing  about…

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July 13, 2021: Left At Home

July 13, 2021: Left At Home

I am not certain why I was unable to tag along to the Subaru appointment  today; but, I am choosing to think the best of Nancy anyway!!  After all, most of you are aware that I am like,  attached to her, right?! If I may, let me write about how you humans choose to react to your circumstances. Take for instance today, Nancy informed us that they messed up her appointmentt today even though she scheduled it weeks ago.  Good…

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Best Gifts Are Free! July 6, 2021

Best Gifts Are Free! July 6, 2021

So, it seems that my buddy Greg has a birthday in July. Nancy & I  were recently discussing what we should do for his birthday month?   After she mentioned so many woodworking items and other stuff,  she shared that all Greg wants is a clean basement room.   I knew that was not going to be easy.   It was just a matter of setting aside a half of day to sort through her clutter.   Even if most…

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Wood Turning Bowls: June 30, 2021

Wood Turning Bowls: June 30, 2021

I know that LOUIE never wrote about wood turning so I think I will attempt to write about Greg’s hobby of wood turning. Last year for  Greg’s Valentine’s Day gift,  Nancy  bought a few slabs of wood from Rockler.  I must admit, I thought, what in the world is she giving him a bunch of wood for as a gift? Greg was ecstatic when she presented him  with the gift.   “Wood” n’t you know that I discovered yet another…

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June 25, 2021

June 25, 2021

Not many people quite understand my need to continue Louie’s blog.   I will be the first to admit that I was indeed one of those skeptical dogs  myself at one time.  But now, I realize not only the need to write  my observations about humans, but also, how it helps me process my life’s purpose here on earth.    It really is not that different from the human purpose in so many ways!  OK, fine if you leave now,…

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New Homemade Dog Treats: June 15, 2021

New Homemade Dog Treats: June 15, 2021

Sometimes one has to write when inspired, even if it was just two days ago since my recent blog!   I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw a dog treat pan pulled out of a box today.   Seriously, this pan was made simply for dog treats with the shapes of, you guessed it, dog bones.    Rumor has it that I am quite fussy about my dog treats. The ones I do tend to like, well, let’s…

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