Spring in Progress!

Spring in Progress!

I almost forgot why we did not have all of these beautiful flowers last year, until I watched all the preparation and planting the past few days. I was so excited to see the dolly come out of storage because I thought I was going to get a ride on it? But, I soon learned it’s mission was to move all the clay pots. (It is still in the backyard, so I am not losing hope on my dolly ride,…

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May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020

If there is ever one thing us dogs don’t do very often, it is to become perplexed. I just don’t understand why my sudden display of energy would cause Nancy to get all emotional? We were outside and I started playing with Harmony, simply forgetting how old I really feel lately, when Nancy became all teary eyed?! I was like, what is up with her now? Shouldn’t she be happy that I am happy? Apparently not, and she was so…

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Our Visitor, Sadie

Our Visitor, Sadie

During this time of quarantine at home, even us dogs need a break from our usual routine! That is exactly what I got on Sunday when we welcomed our friend Sadie, back for a short visit. Perhaps you recall that I am always chaperoning Harmony so with Sadie visiting, I could relinquish my duties for a few hours. Harmony wore out everyone while she played the game I taught her – fetch the ball! It was a satisfying day to…

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May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

Truly, it is spring and for this reason, I can get my leap of joy back into my prance for so many reasons! First of all, this means that Nancy will be mowing the lawn and she allows us to stay outside for the duration. I just love the smell of freshly mowed lawn, don’t you? Secondly, I get to watch the progression of the iris and tulips blooming on the side of our house. Each day, after our walk,…

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April 25, 2020

April 25, 2020

If you have read my blog for long, you are aware that I am an old dog now.  Perhaps for this reason, I feel a need to write my blog more often at times. I have always dissolved any hint of worry on my blog because I happen to know that you humans tend to be consumed with such  ineffective coping. I would never know about the  coronavirus world crisis right now if I was not forced to watch the news….

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Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path

Yesterday’s walk brought back all kinds of memories for all of us when we chose a walk off the beaten path. I have not had the pleasure of traveling many places in my life so I had to travel with Nancy to her off the beaten paths memories. I was most intrigued about the paths in her childhood woods, so I asked her to expound upon those adventures. Apparently, the cows would traipse through the woods each day, leaving pathways…

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April 18, 2020

April 18, 2020

Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that I said I may write daily blogs? Now, here I am barely writing one blog a week?! I don’t think you are sitting on the edge of your chairs waiting for my blog post, right? If you are, well then, your life is about as exciting as mine! Even though I am a rather old dog, I still do not write about the regrets I had during my dog life so far….

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April 8, 2020 Silence

April 8, 2020 Silence

I understand that there is a “stay at home” order for our state of Minnesota. That really eases my mind because recently Nancy received her renewed passport and passport card. For those of us that are home bodies, this order comes as a much welcome rule. I will try not to worry about why Nancy has a new passport? Many days lately, I have to remind myself that I am “Lighthearted Louie” after all! Where would she go and why…

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March 28, 2020: Sleepless Nights

March 28, 2020: Sleepless Nights

Sometimes I can’t sleep which is odd for a dog, right?! Yup, I too think of all the things I could of or should have done and then I end up  in a conundrum. It is quite 🙃 silly how this affects my sleep!  I toss and turn and wake up my owners who direct me outside thinking I need to do my duties? But, of course that still leaves me sleepless? I finally fall asleep 😴 this time dreaming…

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March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020

I was napping on the couch today until Nancy rudely awoke me to remind me to write my daily blog. Suddenly I thought about how expectations are not so cool. Sure, I can expect to be fed and go on my walks, but to write a daily blog, really?! At that moment, I realized that I had been duped into agreeing to write daily blogs, instead of whenever I so desire to write them. So, this lighthearted poodle decided to…

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March 23, 2020 A Girl Thing!

March 23, 2020 A Girl Thing!

My new daily walks with Harmony are quite bittersweet walks. I miss Serenade so much because we had this understanding that did not need words. She would gracefully walk next to me. Harmony, well, she is so energetic and a fine walking companion, but she forgets that sometimes one likes to be silent while walking. I have noticed that she is trying to be sensitive of my grief yet of losing Serenade. Harmony strides a bit ahead of us and…

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March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010

Yesterday, it was just one of those days. Have you ever heard someone say that in your house? Yup, “it was just of those days” and of course they want you to ask what they meant by that? Then, they say, oh, it was nothing really, “just one of those days” and they walk away. I guess that technically my day was actually quite fine UNTIL the wash machine died on me again. How strange that the day could be…

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March 21, 2020

March 21, 2020

So, here it is day two of my daily blog mission and I suppose y’all are  wondering what I will write about?  I will address the topic of sleeping 😴 through the night without any interruptions.  Why you may ask? Because I just got up to do my duties outside and “boom” it popped into my head – ah, write of such mundane routines! How many of my readers get up at least once a night for some reason? We…

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Starting Daily Blogs!

Starting Daily Blogs!

While I realize I tend to write my blog once a week, I was a bit perplexed when Nancy asked me if I would consider writing my blog daily during this crisis time in the world?! First of all, I may be lighthearted, but I don’t feel I have enough material to write daily. Quite frankly, I have enough trouble conjuring up subjects to write about weekly? Even though the coronavirus has not affected us dogs much yet, I do…

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Listening to Mn. Orchestra

Listening to Mn. Orchestra

For today’s blog, I don’t think I will speak much about the pandemic disease that seems to be consuming everyone. Rather, I will speak of the benefits of everyone staying at home with their pets and humans during this time. Dogs really enjoy having their owners in close proximity, but not because we are codependent on each other. (I know, that is for another blog!) As I type this, I’m listening to a live-streamed Minnesota Orchestra concert with Nancy. We…

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Missing Serenade!

Missing Serenade!

Today, I was able to go on a long walk since the ice has finally melted.  It was a bittersweet walk because Serenade is no longer with us. Oh, I miss her so much! Now, I need to be strong for my owners! Serenade and I discussed it often about being great therapy dogs for our humans.  Did you know that I once earned my Canine Good Citizenship Award? Yup, I was on my journey to becoming an official “Therapy…

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Saying Good-Bye to Serenade

Saying Good-Bye to Serenade

It has been an extremely difficult week at our house since we had to say good-bye to Serenade. Serenade came to live with us after her show dog and breeding career was complete. We immediately clicked and if you can believe this, we never had a fight. I think we never felt threatened by each other because we were confident in who we both are. Serenade’s composure was that of grace and a calmness that seemed to bring peace around…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my blog readers! Valentine’s Day is all about Love, so I find it is a perfect day to get out of my recent writer’s block and share what I have learned about love. I think you humans call it “unconditional love” and us dogs call it the only LOVE we have learned. You see, if you have not noticed, I am constantly mesmerized by how love works around all of us. When we grasp…

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It is the Little Things!

It is the Little Things!

It is a great day so far! We all have been outside and I was even dancing around in the lovely snowfall! I heard Nancy exclaim that I still had that puppy energy in me. That gave me confidence to not give up on this dog life yet. You know, can I give you some humans some advice from this old dog? Just like some kind words of encouragement from Nancy today, you too should not forget to give your…

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January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020

Sometimes, I have no idea what I should write about on my blog. I find myself tapping on the keyboard as if to think it may just act like one of those player pianos and the words will just flow automatically. But, tonight is one of those nights that I can really say, I don’t have anything that I feel like sharing with all of my readers. This Lighthearted Louie does not always feel lighthearted after all. It is times…

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