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November 9, 2019: Football

November 9, 2019: Football

Who would ever think that I would write about upcoming football games? On a typical Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings are playing, you will find Greg immersed in the game. Whereas, Nancy is as far away as possible with even the mention of football. Perhaps it is because when she grew up between all those brothers, they never included her in those after meal football games. She assured me that she would have laughed in their faces had they even…

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Snoring! November 1, 2019

Snoring! November 1, 2019

I might as well tell you right away that I am rather clueless when it comes to human or dog snoring. Once in awhile us dogs may mutter cute little sounds, but none of us poodles at this house actually SNORE. Unfortunately, that is not the case with our humans at this house. While I could research how to help my humans stop snoring, I won’t because it doesn’t really affect our quality of life around here if they snore!…

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Halloween Approaching!

Halloween Approaching!

Mice and mice and mice, oh my! Seriously, I am a dog and we don’t catch mice, so now what? I never thought I would witness Nancy taking care of mice in mouse traps; but, one should never say never. Wasn’t it just my last blog that I was telling you about the opossum in the back yard? I think I read that they eat mice, so I guess the opossum is tired of that diet huh?! It isn’t like…

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Awesome Opossum & Self-assured Sadie

Awesome Opossum & Self-assured Sadie

We have had some excitement in our home this week after sighting perhaps an opossum twice this week in the backyard. The first sighting was Wednesday at 4:00 AM as it ran inside our fenced in backyard. Next, it was sitting under our bird feeder right next to the house. So, of course, I started researching opossums. The good news is that they don’t appear to be dangerous. In fact, I read on the internet that “possums pretend to be…

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Distractions: October 15, 2019

Distractions: October 15, 2019

I just love this fall season, especially after days of constant rain. The rain pitter-patters and I just sit on the couch and drift in and out of dreamland. Once the rain stops and the sun magically reappears, we go on relaxing walks. The crispness in the air excuses Nancy from her lack of grooming us lately because we need the extra blanket of warmth soon. However, rumor is that we are getting groomed this coming week, so I better…

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Hilarious Harmony as My Guest

Hilarious Harmony as My Guest

On this peaceful Friday night, I have persuaded Harmony to write since I have been so preoccupied. For some silly reason, Nancy convinced me to try to write some children’s books. Thinking about what children want to read is not as easy as it sounds – have you ever tried it? I don’t have the pleasure of being around many children so my writing is going rather slow. Hello! I am considered Hilarious Harmony and I have the pleasure of…

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Music, is Enough!

Music, is Enough!

I sit around and then, I sit around again. Yes, it is almost as if I have to remind myself how to unwind or something like that? But then, I hear the strokes of a cello and all of my limbs relax. Those sounds are even better than any human massage I have had from my owners. Imagine how relaxed I would be if I could nudge my owners to play such beautiful cello music when they brush or massage…

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Don’t Be Proud!

Don’t Be Proud!

Recently, I was thinking about all of my dog years and I came to one conclusion. If I dwell upon my own accomplishments in my dog life, I fail miserably. For example, if I hear or read about other dogs who have all those awards and offspring, I can get a bit gloomy. But, if I focus on my main goal here, to simply make other people and dogs smile, I rest in peace at night. Both of my siblings…

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Let’s Stay Home Today!

Let’s Stay Home Today!

After hearing about Nancy’s afternoon, I was glad that I was not on that trip. You already know that she is extremely protective, right? I never get to go in the car unless I can be seen at all times. But, today was a good day to stay home. So, do you want to hear all about it? (And now, you are thinking, well, I think he is going to tell us about it even if we say NO?!) It…

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September 2, 2019: Love & Forgive Often!

September 2, 2019: Love & Forgive Often!

  In case you are interested, I am not quite certain if I will write a book for all humans or just children’s books. According to my owner, she feels that the hearts of children are more prone to accept a writing done by a dog, rather than an adult. My time on earth is a bit limited since I am almost 13 and my sole purpose in writing anything is to encourage you humans to just “chill and relax”…

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Contemplating

Contemplating

I had no idea when I left Toronto years ago that my dual citizenship would come in so handy years later.  Afterall, I was just a puppy without a clue, that my new home would be a home that needed me more than anyone could imagine.  But, here I am, in America, Minnesota to be exact and after writing my blog for years feeling a need to finally try and set all of you humans on the right path.  I have earned this…

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Serenade’s Sunday Adventures

Serenade’s Sunday Adventures

What should I write about when I have nothing? When my owners are away, they don’t share much upon their return. Blame it on them or blame it on your human life; but I say, as usual, let it go. Sometimes even my life is quite mundane over at this home. We prefer to say that boring can be OK! On this past Sunday, my sister Serenade was chosen to go with my owners on a trip up north. I…

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I Love Snoopy!

I Love Snoopy!

Instead of showing the YouTube video here (laws), please click on the link to see this cute “Snoopy in Space” video: https://youtu.be/n4hgH6IX2lU I have always been a fan of the famous “SNOOPY” dog and now, I am eagerly awaiting the new Apple movie to be released this fall. At the end of this clip Charlie Brown says, “Ah, why can’t I have a normal dog?” I am sure you are guessing my response right now which is of course, who…

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Comfortable as I Am! July 10

Comfortable as I Am! July 10

Perhaps it is true what Nancy says, “Louie, good thing you were never in movies, you are not a great actor!” Well, it has me thinking about how so many humans are actors all the time. You walk around acting all important or the opposite, and then, you try to act like you are totally into the character you chose, when really, you are so out of character. Why don’t you simply accept who you are and QUIT acting?! Besides,…

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Life is Like a Baseball Game!

Life is Like a Baseball Game!

Life is like a baseball game! Just when you think your day could not get worse, a home run is scored. Or, how about when you feel your efforts go unnoticed, and then, you catch that impossible fly ball! I have watched enough baseball games living with my owners to make a few life analogies. Susie Larson’s quote “Your unbelief is the only roadblock you have to deal with.” applies nicely to the mindset necessary for everyone. Those baseball players…

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Let’s Play Ball! May 31, 2019

Let’s Play Ball! May 31, 2019

Here we go again with Twin’s baseball. Whenever the Twin’s baseball games are on TV, I claim the best spot on the couch and barely move. If you have not been paying attention, the Twins are having a great season so far. For this reason, Greg watches every game, even when they are losing! Years ago, I had the chance to play baseball in our front yard with Nancy’s great-niece, Ellie. I think by immersing myself in the game, I…

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Only As Old As I Think! 05/26/19

Only As Old As I Think! 05/26/19

It occurred to me this week that if I keep thinking of myself as young, I will take years off of my own dog age! So you ask, and how did I come to this realization? I am so glad you asked because you know me, I was going to tell you anyway. 😉 Often, I stand on the deck and watch Harmony fly across the yard to fetch a ball. One day, I decided why not join in the…

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Off and Running! May 4, 2019

Off and Running! May 4, 2019

Rumor has it that the weather will become sunny this weekend?! Do you ever notice how you humans tend to let the weather dictate your mood? Shouldn’t you be able to take all those warm and “sunny” moments with you allowing them to radiate through you, always? It has me wondering more about my purpose at this home. If you haven’t noticed, my smile is rather contagious and readily available to share with anyone, sunshine or no sunshine. You may…

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Happy Easter, 2019

Happy Easter, 2019

“Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin’ down the bunny trail, hippity hoppin’ Easter’s on its way” is being sung wherever I go lately. (OK, so what if it is ONLY my owner I am hearing sing this cute little tune!) So, of course, I had to look up the lyrics for this silly song. I learned it was written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins. The 1950 recording that you may recall is with Gene Autry singing this Easter classic. It…

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April Fool’s Day Week: April 5, 2019

April Fool’s Day Week: April 5, 2019

It all happened on April Fool’s Day this year. Nancy sent out an e-mail to all of her family that was so believable that most of them fell for the joke. I have strict instructions to not divulge the situation. I can say however, that it had to do with her moving to a much warmer climate. Obviously, that would have included us canine. I never read the e-mail so I am just saying, why would you humans work to…

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