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A Sad Week of Losing Ike: January 15, 2021

A Sad Week of Losing Ike: January 15, 2021

This week, we learned our dear friend Dana (and her family) had to say good-be to their  precious dog, Ike.  Dana and family, we are deeply sorry for the huge loss – Ike was so so special!    For years now,  we enjoy reading  Dana’s words of wisdom in the comments on this blog.  Through many of her writings, we have had the pleasure to read about her spunky and loving Ike.   When the time is right, we will…

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Cold Minnesota! January 8, 2021

Cold Minnesota! January 8, 2021

This  week, I am once reminded why I am not a huge fan of winter in Minnesota.  Of course as I write this blog,  I am dictating to a computer so I can remain snuggled on the couch on my sherpa blanket.   Was I complaining, no, not this dog! I almost have forgotten what it is like to go on my long walks.   Those walks to the mailbox certainly do not suffice for anything.   No, they are…

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Happy New Year! 2022

Happy New Year! 2022

Today, I have decided to take a break and have Nancy write my blog for me.   Even us dogs need a break once in awhile!    So, let me present one of my constant companions, Nancy. Let me start out by wishing you a Happy New Year.  To our precious Harmony, one day or one year to the next is not so different; but to us humans,  we tend to reflect  far too often on our accomplishments for the…

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Merry Christmas! 2021

Merry Christmas! 2021

Merry Christmas weekend to you!   For those  of you interested, it was  my 6th birthday this week. Around our home,  it is  kinda like my birthday every day. I do think it’s kind of cool that my birthday is the same birthday week as Jesus! Because, after all He created all of us. I guess we have at least  one thing in common?! We both don’t seek attention. The tradition continued this Christmas season of Nancy playing saxophone  for…

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Christmas Spirit: December 16, 2021

Christmas Spirit: December 16, 2021

The discussion around here has been that of Christmas cards, or the absence  of sending any this year.   I can assure you that our Christmas spirit is alive and well, even if Nancy is not sending out  cards.   Now, I am not trying to make excuses for her, well, maybe I am? Think about this for instance.    Nancy loves making her sugar cookies for her students, family and friends.  This year, she thought she was going to…

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Another Kitchen Blunder: December 9, 2021

Another Kitchen Blunder: December 9, 2021

Just when I thought that Nancy was going to be more careful after her spilled coffee accident,  she had another mishap in the kitchen.  While I realize a lot of you could relate to the spilled coffee, this one will be more humorous for those of you out there that like to bake.  The first batch of sugar cookie frosting was complete and everything looked fine. But then, when she made the second batch of frosting and started dipping the…

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Spilled Coffee: December 2, 2021

Spilled Coffee: December 2, 2021

Who would ever think a dog would write about the coffee being brewed at their house?   That is exactly my topic this early morning.  It was a very relaxed morning as I had already eaten my dog food and Nancy had drank her first cup of coffee. So, imagine my shock when she was suddenly running around the kitchen to grab paper towels to clean up the keurig coffee brewed without a cup in  place?    When I realized…

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Happy Thanksgiving, November 23, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving, November 23, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving from a dog.  You may think you know what I will ramble on about, but even as I begin this, my tail wags with so many thanks.  I am so thankful to be joyful!   JOYFUL!  You may ask “What, even in the chaos of the new’s and such a divided country?” Exactly, because I choose to be a selective listener in this house which means, I hear,  I love 💕 you and thank God for you every…

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November 20, 2021

November 20, 2021

I think that you will agree that my past blogs were not quite what you expect from me.  But then, hey us dogs do try to dabble in human territories at times.   It is not until we start researching human tendencies that we decide our lives as dogs are  actually quite ideal. Take for instance, yesterday.  There I was on my usual spot on the couch, still quite clean from my bath last week (yes, this matters in this…

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Rhyming: November 14, 2021

Rhyming: November 14, 2021

The beauty of the  first snowfall is quite special, even to a dog!  Since I am still reading some of Emily Dickinson’s poems, I decided to share the poem she wrote about snow.     It is rather amazing that in this poem she never once mentions snow; yet, she captures it’s all all-encompassing attributes. BY EMILY DICKINSON It sifts from Leaden Sieves – It powders all the Wood. It fills with Alabaster Wool The Wrinkles of the Road –…

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November 9, 2021

November 9, 2021

Please don’t compare yourselves, because  it only leads to disappointment. There I was, simply enjoying some much needed playtime in the backyard when she said it. “Why can’t you drop the ball like Louie always did?” Ouch!  It is one thing to think it, but she said it  OUTLOUD.  If you must know however, I am usually quite good about dropping the ball when commanded.   I am only hesitant when she is using the backpack blower…I mean, that is…

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Living in the Moment: November 5, 2021

Living in the Moment: November 5, 2021

There is something about fall clean-up time that I love and I can’t quite put my paw on it as to why that is yet?   Perhaps it is simply the fact that I get to be  outside more while Nancy cleans up the leaves?  Maybe it is watching her enjoy her new found garage sale pruning  tool to trim  all the buckthorn bushes &  other trees?   I was with her for quite awhile while she trimmed a plum…

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October 30, 2021

October 30, 2021

Today, most of the day, I spent outside  enjoying the  gorgeous day!   I was the supervisor while Nancy backpack blew more leaves.    Of course, I was able to distract her often to throw the orange ball for me.   She had her AirPods in to cut out the noise of the loud machine.  It must have been some beautiful music because she was singing and dancing while working.  So, if you think I  am strange because I (a…

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October 22, 2021

October 22, 2021

This past week, I met a very cool man who grew up in  Ecuador.  Leo brought to our home  a few of his instruments to demonstrate his Ecuador music.  Because of Leo’s generous concert, I was able to travel to Ecuador through his beautiful music.    Leo’s music and his joy of playing was mesmerizing!  However,  it was not completely foreign to me  as I have witnessed such joy and peace when I  watch Nancy play her saxophone or other…

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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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