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June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

Not everyone will understand, nor will they attempt to understand. Why have I kept this dog blog going for years after Allegro and Louie’s mission?  Whether we have written for our human companions or simply to humor those who believe.  They believe that us dogs can communicate wisdom, rather than just barking out warnings. Perhaps I write my blog for more than only a few?  Life is not near as complex as humans try to define.  Once a human discovers…

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Rainy Day, June 15, 2024

Rainy Day, June 15, 2024

I could start out my blog by saying, it is a lovely rainy day here in Minnesota.  Or, I could pretend I was in Paris on this rainy day standing by the Seine River.  Of course, we would have our umbrella over us as we strolled along the river.  We would stop often  to see   artists that were sheltered from the rain as they attempted to emulate imitations of other great artists or produce their own signature. Perhaps, some…

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June 12, 2024

June 12, 2024

A few nights ago,  as we walked   in our neighborhood, I  noticed the beautiful white daisies  as the backdrop to the many gold finches frantically taking stage.  I think my presence took them off guard when I noticed that they took refuge behind a clump of trees. Perhaps they were simply preparing  the prologue to their production until I interrupted their train of thought.  I whispered to them that I did not mean to disturb them and I would…

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Purple Lips and Bubbles, June 7, 2024

Purple Lips and Bubbles, June 7, 2024

Yesterday,  we were  playing fetch with Nancy in the back yard.  Suddenly,  she bent over to give me a kiss on my nose.   I was thinking hey, let’s just play and  no mushy stuff when I jolted up to run.   But, instead I slammed my bony head into Nancy’s jaw causing her to bite her lower lip.     For a minute I was afraid she lost a  tooth.   With her  lower lip bleeding,   she  went…

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Peony and Lemon Bliss! June 3, 2024

Peony and Lemon Bliss! June 3, 2024

Saturday, we visited a beautiful Peony Farm which proved to be simply beautiful in both fragrances and visual.    However, we did not stay long since it was too far for Greg to walk and it was a very hot day. Even I voted to leave sooner than expected.   Nancy plans to go back later this week when it is open to the public a few more days.  Since she is contemplating ordering some peony plants, I decided to…

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Red Winged Blackbird Encounters: May 29, 2024

Red Winged Blackbird Encounters: May 29, 2024

Recently, a red winged blackbird hastily thrived for my attention.  At first, it kept crashing into the patio doors.  I was perplexed because we did not have food nearby the  patio windows. The bird continued its mission by flying into the kitchen windows.    Once I was able to notify Nancy of the bird visitor, her camera kept trying to capture photos. Strange how I don’t seem to scare the bird to fly away, but a human does. Silly Nancy,…

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Therapy Dog Time: May 24, 2024

Therapy Dog Time: May 24, 2024

Today, I really felt like I was a great therapy dog!   While Nancy mowed the lawn, I was able to fetch the ball at the same time.   OK, I have a confession to make before my whole story today.    I am rather annoying to Greg if I am not outside with Nancy.  Eventually, I am allowed outside  after I bark until I get my way.  Don’t even try to tell me that you have never used some…

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Mostly Groomed! May 20, 2024

Mostly Groomed! May 20, 2024

There are many reasons why I like to be groomed.  Of course, there is the obvious reason to shed my long coat for the summer months.  But, then there is that bonding time with Nancy.   Long ago, I realized that it is therapy session for her to groom me.   It is not as though we chat much while she grooms me, we just enjoy each other’s companionship.     I wonder how many humans are dog people because…

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May 18, 2024

May 18, 2024

The trees are swaying to the chime’s song.   As the sun plays peek-a-boo through the clouds and the birds scurry about,   I rest my head on my little pillow, still dreaming.    In my dreams, I am anticipating two adorable little girls visiting us today to give their parents a mini break of their daily duties.    We have gathered books from the library and healthy snacks from Trader Joes.   I even went to bed early in…

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Happy Mother’s Day, May 11, 2024

Happy Mother’s Day, May 11, 2024

Since we are hosting Mother’s Day at our home, I feel it is only appropriate that I honor my own Mom for Mother’s Day weekend.   My Mom, Clarinet lives with my sister, Stella in Minnesota.  In the photo, my Mom has the blue bow around her neck.   As you can see from the photo, their groomer (Jen) is a far better groomer than Nancy.  Oh, us dogs don’t compare, though I know that humans have that common fault….

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Chiming In! May 6, 2024

Chiming In! May 6, 2024

The chimes are hung up above  the deck with the winds directing the tunes right through the open screen windows.   It must be rather windy out there.   Between the cricket sounds, I hear the cover on the barbecue grill flapping.   At times the chimes are only singing one note.  Other times, the chords reminisce of  familiar harmonies.    To my ears, it seems that many of the chime’s melodies never quite come to a resolution.   Maybe…

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May 4, 2024

May 4, 2024

How often do you order something and when it arrives, you are like “what, did I just order that?” Well, that is what happened here recently. Nancy thought she was ordering me a  new noise ball that ended up being three times  as large as she thought.   I   placed the large ball  on the floor to learn of the ball’s actual purpose and performance.    My first thought was, whoa, this is way cool! As long as we…

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Mowing Forever! April 29, 2024

Mowing Forever! April 29, 2024

Just when I thought it was going to be a quiet day, I found it to be a quite the opposite.   I don’t really mind the sound of the   small toro lawn mower, especially when I don’t have to listen to Nancy singing along with her  AirPods.   It is rare that Nancy doesn’t have her AirPods plugging her ears when she mows, even with the small lawn mower.   Yesterday, was one of those exceptions.   I…

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Gorgeous Sunrise Before Rain: April 26, 2024

Gorgeous Sunrise Before Rain: April 26, 2024

Today, we got up early, as we usually do.   Like other days, we love to watch the sunrise. On this day, we were hoping to mow the lawn before the rainy day began.   The gorgeous sunrise gave us hope that we would get the lawn mowed, before the rain.   After my breakfast and  barely after my first nap, I heard the pitter patter of the rain and saw  our gray horizon.  Our morning of mowing was snatched…

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Cooking Fiasco: April 23, 2024

Cooking Fiasco: April 23, 2024

Just when Nancy was starting to enjoy cooking, a fiasco occurred.   She was preparing an easy meal that Greg loves and quite frankly, the hamburger smelled pretty good.  Then, it happened.   She grabbed the Livia seasoning  container and dumped in almost the whole container, instead of sprinkling some over the hamburger.   She tried to rescue the pile of seasoning   out of the frying pan, and continued with the green beans and cheese layers.   I was…

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My Pillow, April 18, 2024

My Pillow, April 18, 2024

Today I’m gonna tell you about the  (new) little pillow Nancy found at an estate sale for me.  Apparently, she thought that Greg would like it when he’s taking a nap. But soon we started to share the pillow.  I know cute right?! Soon,  I claimed  it as my own.  There are other pillows on the couch; but, they certainly are not as functional as this pillow. People seem to waste a lot of money on decorative pillows, in my…

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Rainy Days! April 17, 2024

Rainy Days! April 17, 2024

When it is constantly raining outside, because it should never rain inside, I catch up on my nappying skills.   While I realize that I could get some research done for future blogs?   May I remind you that us dogs are not wired to be that organized?!    I simply wake up each day and follow Nancy to the patio door after my collar is secured around my neck.   I eat if I am hungry, followed by my…

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Tea and Clouds, April 15, 2024

Tea and Clouds, April 15, 2024

I am not even sure what I will write about as I start typing this blog.   Nancy always says “just start placing your paws on the keys and they will tell your story”  so here I am.   Greg is watching a new Star Wars movie and Nancy is doing her weekly bed sheet laundry.   I know, it is not always about me, right?  I think that is rather  liberating to know that they have a life set…

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April 11, 2024

April 11, 2024

Did you notice the beautiful smell of the rain later  today? As we drove to do an errand. I hung my head out the window and it was pure  delight. We noticed that far beyond us, in the  distance were dark dark clouds.  We knew the rain would eventually arrive.  But, as we are driving, we started to drive into sunshine and immediately I thought ah where is the rainbow? Isn’t that just how we are, we are always looking for…

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Laundry, April 6, 2024

Laundry, April 6, 2024

Here is to a weekend of taking advantage of a broken down washing machine.   Even though I did not get to go to the laundromat with Nancy, I still was able to enjoy hanging up the laundry at the farm. Talk about a therapeutic exercise for Nancy, whoa, I don’t even know where to begin on this one.   As a  child she would be sent out to hang out laundry on the wash lines.   Let’s just say it wasn’t…

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