Just Get Moving! March 25, 2019

Just Get Moving! March 25, 2019

“Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” (from Wizard of Oz) Wait, I think the saying should go more like Puddles and sunshine, and mud, oh my! If you thought we needed muttluks for the winter snow, guess again!? Yup, I think we should wear the muttluks in the backyard now for the mud – like, I am talking about mucky mud, like you probably can’t even imagine! I even heard Nancy discussing the possibility of inventing some product for…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Here we go again with yet another day of partying for so many humans. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all you Irish humans. I was inquiring with Nancy about the Irish and I got an earful about her Irish friends she met while studying in Paris years ago. She claims that they were a key component in helping her relax while studying saxophone in France. While it is true that  they know how to party (according to Nancy), they are…

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So Now What? March 9, 2019

So Now What? March 9, 2019

I am really confused today after all the hullabaloo about the upcoming weekend snowstorm. Yup, Lighthearted Louie is going to do some major venting. Yesterday, I was rushed to the Vet Clinic to be bathed in anticipation of the weekend snowstorm. Then, as if that wasn’t bad enough, Nancy promised she would finish all of our grooming when the storm arrives today. Now, would any of you like it if you went to your hair stylist and the stylist said…

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March 4, 2019: Beyond the Cold & Snow

March 4, 2019: Beyond the Cold & Snow

As you know, us dogs don’t really judge our days by the weather; but, we certainly are affected by our owner’s reactions to the weather. So actually, we are then affected by the weather through our humans. Oh no, there I go again, sounding like Nancy, going in circles trying to explain something that doesn’t really matter anyhow. Gee, I am becoming like my human owners at times. “This too shall pass!” Please let me explain how the weather affects…

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Happy Valentine’s Week 2019

Happy Valentine’s Week 2019

Hello and Happy Valentine’s week to everyone!  Now, I suppose you already know what I am going to say about this human “love” week, but I will say it anyway.   I believe humans can learn a lot about LOVE if they simply would follow their dog’s examples of love.    Love is listening!   Yup, we really do listen to you humans and we don’t even charge for that service…..just listen!   OK, so there are times when we…

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January 26, 2019: Brrrrrrrrr………..

January 26, 2019: Brrrrrrrrr………..

I wonder how all of you prepare for a week of extremely cold weather? Of course, I know what we do around here when it is too cold to be outside even for us dogs; but, what do you all do?    Today, Nancy went out and actually  bought food to cook real meals for the upcoming cold spell.    Yup, she is going to try to become a better cook in 2019.   While she is at it, I…

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Withdrawal Time: January 17, 2019

Withdrawal Time: January 17, 2019

Sometimes we have to step back and take a break from our life routines.   It does not mean anything except that even us dogs need some vacation time from our daily duties.  Because of the icy roads near us, we have not been taking our longer daily walks and I think that may be why I am feeling lethargic and blah.     For this reason, I have been often hiding in  the one kennel in our home.  …

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January 4, 2018 No New Year’s Resolutions?!

January 4, 2018 No New Year’s Resolutions?!

This early morning, all I needed was Nancy’s encouragement to nudge me to write the closest thing you will get from me about New Year’s resolutions. Actually, for starters may all of you start your day with those first minutes simply reflecting on how good your life is with or without me! Don’t misunderstand me, I am not your average dog because if I were, I wouldn’t be writing this blog now, would I? I never have chased squirrels nor…

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Merry Christmas! 2018

Merry Christmas! 2018

Merry Christmas to all of my blog readers. Did you think I forgot to wish you all a Merry Christmas? No, I was just waiting for inspiration to write something. Remember, to me, each day is the same. I even watched the Charlie Brown “I Want a Dog For Christmas” to get some ideas for this blog. I must say I really found it hilarious when Charlie Brown asked this question, “Why can’t I have a normal dog like everyone…

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Post Surgery: December 5, 2018

Post Surgery: December 5, 2018

I sure did not mind all the attention I got at Westonka Animal Hospital when I was there almost eleven hours this past week.   If I may reiterate,  I am extremely pampered at my own home, so attention is not what I lack!  No, I had my teeth cleaned and laser magic to remove a  few growths.  I met and watched so many interesting dogs and people come and go all day long even if I was a bit…

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Happy Belated Birthday to Me! November 30, 2018

Happy Belated Birthday to Me! November 30, 2018

Yes, you read that right, it WAS my birthday yesterday!   Like every year, it was just another day at my human house with no hoop-a-la because that is the way I like it.   If you have not figured it out from reading my blogs, I may have to tell you AGAIN that us dogs live each day the same, everyday.  In other words, every day can be like our birthday, making it the very best day we ever…

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Almost Thanksgiving, 2018

Almost Thanksgiving, 2018

Since I said I was going to write a Thanksgiving blog, I decided to write it now, the weekend before Thanksgiving.   Of course, I am sure that all of you are anxious to learn what a dog like me is thankful for, especially since it is a human holiday and not  a “dog days” type of celebration.   Well, for starters, let me just say that it goes without saying that I am most  thankful for my owners.  …

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November 11, 2018: Sick Days

November 11, 2018: Sick Days

It was supposed to be the weekend of our grooming, again!  But, instead my owners are both pretty sick with a cold virus.   But no, Nancy still could not resist working on my face and ears.   I mean, which of you humans likes to be seen in public with just part of you groomed?   I finally jumped up and said, enough is enough when it was taking forever and I could see we were not going to…

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“It’s The Great Pumpkin” time!, October 29, 2018

“It’s The Great Pumpkin” time!, October 29, 2018

I think I may be starting a trend here with some of the human classics.   This past week, I caught a glimpse of  “It’s The Great Pumpkin” by  Charles M. Schulz.   You all know the story of Linus waiting in the pumpkin patch for the “Great Pumpkin” right?   Well, just like so many in this world today, he becomes the laughing stock  of his so-called friends.   Ultimately, he did not really care what they all thought…

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A Pooh Adventure: October 20, 2018

A Pooh Adventure: October 20, 2018

Today, I nudged my owners to get out of the house together for a little “Pooh” adventure.  Yup,   in the animal world, we all know that the new movie “Goodbye Christopher Robin” has all kinds of wisdom from the wonderful Pooh himself.   Of course, if you know Pooh at all, you know he would say “But I am a bear of little little brain!”    So, it brings me to the point that some of you may think…

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Already October

Already October

Baseball, dog training  and grooming…oh my, I guess is better than, lions, tigers and bears!   You probably guessed it that we had to hear all about the  Minnesota Twin’s baseball game our owners recently attended, right?!  Well, first they had to describe how fast the pitches were and that only made me wish I was younger and could catch such fast balls.  Then, they went on to talk about the beautiful skyscraper view and the delicious Kramarczuk food stand….

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Listening: September 7, 2018

Listening: September 7, 2018

This past week was full of  gorgeous weather days and today, was no exception.   We went on a long leisurely walk and at the end, we waited on a hillside for the mailman.   While we were walking in the open field, Nancy became rather concerned that I was becoming deaf.  However,  at this point in our walk, I had transitioned into being what you humans call “selective listener” mode.  When we arrived home, she insisted on checking the…

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August 25, 2018

August 25, 2018

I am certainly not motivated by guilt, nor do I write because I think you are sitting on the edge of your seats, waiting for my blog posts.  That said, I only write my blogs when I need to sort out my own dog feelings around here because at times, I am not sure if I am influenced by my own inner thoughts or Nancy thinking out loud.    Today, while on a leisurely walk however, it came to my…

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July 28, 2018 Grooming times……

July 28, 2018 Grooming times……

I will take one on one time with my owner whenever I can get it!  Today, I was taken to the Vet clinic to be bathed at their grooming facilities. It is pretty cool how they let their clients use the grooming tubs when their regular groomer is not using it.     Now, you may think this is a pathetic way to spend one to one time with my owner, but hey, I will take anytime alone with Nancy…

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July 14, 2018 Freedom From Fireworks on Bastille Day!

July 14, 2018 Freedom From Fireworks on Bastille Day!

I think my lethargic ways must come to an end now.   I could give you  many reasons why I have been so lazy; but,  like you humans say ALL the time, “why dwell on the past” and so I will simply say, FOCUS on progress!  Yup, progress is not to be taken lightly and I am  thankful that Nancy doesn’t give me a progress sheet like she gives her students!   Have you seen that list of like fifteen…

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