April 4, 2024

April 4, 2024

As I peer outside today, I see our huge tree swaying ferociously and I am thankful for its firm foundation.   The sunrise is a masterpiece of whites and blues rather than bright orange and yellows.   The attempted  subtle pink horizon is slowly fading in with the clouds to exit the morning stage.   It is a day that I so appreciate those firm foundations both in the sunrise moments and my life here with my humans. Once again,…

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Snow Symphony, March 26, 2024

Snow Symphony, March 26, 2024

If I were a howling dog, I would certainly be howling this morning about our current weather!  Most dogs howl to get attention and announce their presence.   Fortunately, I have never had to resort to howling to get attention as I think that would  be rude.  I suppose I could try to sing  Happy Birthday to Nancy this week, though  it may be considered howling.   Perhaps I could simply open the patio doors to allow the winds to…

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March 24, 2024

March 24, 2024

Today, in Minnesota the weather forecast has predicted a lot of snow.   For obvious reasons, we planned to stay home during this snowfall.   It causes me to wonder why anyone would need a reason to stay home when, HELLO, that would involve being with me 24/7. I have become intrigued by how Light Hearted Louie Blogs  ever originated in the first place?  Perhaps some of my readers also wonder about the origins of the blog that has been…

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Oh Boy, SNOW! March 22, 2024

Oh Boy, SNOW! March 22, 2024

Whoa, I almost forgot what snow looks like until I went outside today.  I trotted off the snowy deck to pee on the lawn (a dog has to be polite and not wreck the wood on the deck, right!).   I knew  enough to avert the new snow between my shaven paws.  Swiftly, I did my duties and rushed back inside. Patiently, I  waited for the sun to show some sign of its existence beyond the snow capped landscape.  Then,…

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March 17, 2024

March 17, 2024

Here it is already half way through March and I wonder what happened to those winter months? I remember when we moved into our new home with all the discussion about “what will we do for Harmony when it snows?”    At my old home, Nancy would snowblow my maze in the  fenced in backyard.   So, I anticipated this huge maze that would extend to the old golf course behind our new home.  Only problem, is that we never…

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March 11, 2024

March 11, 2024

It is an absolutely gorgeous day outside today!   There does not  seem to be a whisper of any wind and I hear all kinds of new voices of my unknown dog neighbors.   In case you want to know this, I am not the dog barking type.    When someone new comes to the house, I bark at first to summon them to state their purpose.   Sometimes however, Nancy has to simply tell me that they are OK….

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Box Delivered, March 6, 2024

Box Delivered, March 6, 2024

We recently received a package from Chewy.com.  To say I was thrilled is a bit of an understatement. All those other packages from LLBean don’t interest me much.   Though,  I really do like the dog/water dish mat we bought from LLBean.   By now, you must be wondering what was in that Chewy box, right?  Let me just preface this with telling you that a dog can never have enough balls!    Hey, and I am not talking about…

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Incognito! February 29, 2024

Incognito! February 29, 2024

I may be allowed to accompany Nancy to a small ensemble rehearsal  and private music lessons this Saturday?   So I am wondering why there would be any hesitation since  “HELLO” I am  quiet as a mouse.  Besides, if I were a mouse and appeared during a small ensemble, imagine the outcome.    Musicians would throw up their instruments as they scurried from me.   Worse yet, they would try to step on me and that would just be gross….

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Sunrises, February 26, 2024

Sunrises, February 26, 2024

Each morning, I eagerly run outside to catch the sunrise.  Astonished by the landscape before me, I return to  the house to alert Nancy.  She rushes on the deck, barefooted and in her robe with her camera in  hand.  She says she has to take at least twenty  photos before one    slightly catches the beautiful sunrises. Then, while I eat my breakfast, she sits sipping her coffee and writing in her journal.   Just about the time I am…

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A Rather Mundane Week! February 21, 2024

A Rather Mundane Week! February 21, 2024

Not that you should know the details; but, I was pretty sick last week.  Even though the tests came back negative, I still  have a sensitive stomach.  Perhaps we have to be sick occasionally, to fully appreciate good health?!   The medicines that Dr. Andy gave me on Thursday seemed to have helped me for now. Seriously, I was hoping I would get some food changes when I was ill.  I didn’t even receive chicken noodle soup or new treats. …

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Happy Valentine’s Day! 2024

Happy Valentine’s Day! 2024

Seriously, you humans have a day set aside to say to your loved ones that you love them?   Happy Valentine’s Day anyway, EVERY SINGLE DAY you should tell them  you love them!  Don’t get me wrong, I am certainly not your “kill joy” type, except when I see that it is the retailers making ton of money off of you all.   Why not just randomly pick a day to show someone that you love them? I suppose we…

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Super Bowl Sunday, February 11, 2024

Super Bowl Sunday, February 11, 2024

I suppose you are eager to learn what I think of Super Bowl Sunday?   Well, even if you are not curious, I am going to share my thoughts anyway, so here it goes.    First of all, I think any event that brings people and their pets together is worth celebrating.   Some may be watching the actual football game, while others are watching just for the expensive TV ads. Secondly,  who doesn’t like a gathering that seems to…

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February 9, 2024

February 9, 2024

You won’t hear me complaining, especially in this blog.   But, whoa this schizophrenic weather is getting quite interesting lately, don’t you think?  I suppose if Nancy needs to be dilgent about finishing up her tax data for her accountant, then, let it rain.   I can rest on the couch for hours  watching  her for hours because “hello” we are kind of attached  to each other if you have not noticed. With this move in the past year comes much trepidation…

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In the Spotlight: February 2, 2024

In the Spotlight: February 2, 2024

When I can’t get outside to be in the sunrise photos, I have to improvise with embellishing the photos to include us!   Talk about lazy, huh! Oh, not me of course as I am usually   just laying on the couch WAITING to go outside.  Notice how the sun is shining a spotlight on our backyard for me to take center stage?  In retrospect, I do tend to be the spotlight of events in our home (if you have…

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New Puppy, Meet Miche! January 19, 2024

New Puppy, Meet Miche! January 19, 2024

Perhaps, subconsciously I have avoided sharing the great news of the arrival of a new dog at my friend’s house, making that two dogs for them.     My friends host my webpage and I already love their first dog, Brioche.   So, when I heard that they got a new puppy, I was a little jealous.  Yup, dogs can be jealous too you know.  We just don’t like to admit it.    But, I suppose after having lived with…

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Sun Dogs, January 16, 2024

Sun Dogs, January 16, 2024

This morning, after eating my breakfast, I looked out our kitchen window to see the most breathtaking sunrise.    Since I can’t quite hold a camera yet, I nudged Nancy to scurry to  the deck with her phone.   Then, I made her go out every so often because it was so spectacular.    To my amazement, “sundogs” is the  atmospheric phenomenon..  According to Wikipedia, “A sun  dog  or  sundog or  mock sun also called a parhelion   (plural parhelia)  in…

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January 6, 2024

January 6, 2024

Sometimes,  I  approach my blog in the same manner that Nancy plays her saxophone.   Often, I know my goal for the blog; whereas, other times I have no clue where the blog will take me.   So, I begin with inhaling and exhaling, similar to long tones on a saxophone.    I may even try to clear my mind without any thinking.  Us dogs are constantly reminding humans to not worry, to leave so much alone.   Long tones…

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Happy New Year! Day 10: Spreading Joy

Happy New Year! Day 10: Spreading Joy

Keep in mind that the Ten Days of Spreading Joy are not in any particular order. The tenth day happens to be the first day of 2024.  Let us make one resolution, to spread more joy all year. Every day is special to me and I don’t recognize days or months like you do.  Stepping aside from this dog body, I constantly  ponder as if   walking  in your shoes. Maybe that is why I often don’t feel like a…

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Day 9: Spreading Joy

Day 9: Spreading Joy

After some friends visited the other day, Day Nine of  Spreading Joy is a no brainer.     Invite some friends over to spread joy!  Seriously, I have never had so much fun with any guests at any home.   Once you invite your guests over, make sure they know you are thrilled to be in their presence.  I felt like I was the guest in my own home as my new friend, Sue kept talking  and playing with me….

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