Valentine’s Week 2022

Valentine’s Week 2022

Ah, I missed wishing all of you a Happy Valentine’s Day!  Truthfully, I want to spread my love around all the time, so I guess it is OK if I am a day late.  To me, every day should be a day to say I Love You!   I hear it all the time in our home, whether it is human to human or human to me.  There are so many ways that we say I love you, right?  …

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Happy Birthday, Betty! February 8, 2022

Happy Birthday, Betty! February 8, 2022

I understand that one of my loyal readers is having a birthday this very day.   Let me say Happy Birthday, Betty!  Everyone at our house sends you wishes for a lovely birthday today.   I suppose if I wrote my blog every day that someone special we know  has a birthday, I would have to write more often.   Happy Birthday all of the February birthday people  out there. Just after we were informed that the Valentine sugar cookies…

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February 1, 2022: Coaching Kindness

February 1, 2022: Coaching Kindness

There I was, minding my own business when a woman accompanied by her  cute tiny dog came into the building.   I watched that little dog scurry into the elevator.   When the elevator returned, I looked all over for that dog. What? Where had it gone?  Were they trying to play hide-n-seek?   I looked everywhere for the dog.  I soon decided that it was not meant to be to make a new friend with that cute dog. Isn’t it…

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January 29, 2022: Left at Home

January 29, 2022: Left at Home

Today,  Nancy went to visit her Mom without me. Her only instructions  were clear and concise. I was to write a blog. C’est tout! (That is that’s all, in French.)  So I suppose I better write now because she’s on her way home. I can tell you that the news I am allowed to share on my blog is rather sparse. You are probably wondering what I did all day if Nancy was elsewhere? Well, I ended up staying home…

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January 20, 2022

January 20, 2022

Today, I was so happy I was there for Nancy when she arrived home.  She called me over and I melted into her embrace, knowing something was wrong. She didn’t need to say anything, she didn’t need to vent, she just needed my love. Isn’t that what friends are for?! Those of you reading this know that  us dogs have mastered the art of positivity.  We don’t judge you humans or give advice. We are simply present. As you seem…

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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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