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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Snowstorms & Frigid Cold Weather

Snowstorms & Frigid Cold Weather

Why oh why does it take a snowstorm to keep people at home? Being a homebody can actually be an adventurous mission. Take for example the creative ways we humor our owners when we are at home. They are constantly trying to figure out what we are thinking as they chat away with their jibberish chatter. Of course, we look deep into their eyes, all at the same time as we are off in la-la land. We are talented that…

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Remembering Bella

Remembering Bella

I met Bella a few times and I instantly loved her! She was full of charm and grace! Bella’s exuberance was contagious. It was evident that her owners Julie and Tony were so devoted to her. Their faces were adorned with huge smiles whenever Bella visited the farm with them. It was not just her perky smile, but her ability to listen to humans that caused everyone to take notice of her. I think Bella and I clicked because we…

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Snowmen Happen! 01/02/2020

Snowmen Happen! 01/02/2020

I sure am glad that I was not recruited to build a snowman today!  Instead, I simply did my usual morning routine. No, I don’t feel like sharing the details at the moment because it is not very exciting.  If I may say so however, my boring routine around here has become  appreciated. I know I have stated in the past that boredom is also another word for contentment (in my humble dog opinion) and I am sticking to that…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

As you already know, us dogs wouldn’t think of making New Year’s Resolutions. But, because I realize humans attempt to make their lives better each year, I couldn’t pass up the subject.    I may not have New Year’s Resolutions for myself, but I could think of a lot of them for you humans.   Ouch!   For starters, take notice how us dogs take one day at a time instead of worrying about tomorrow!    Our words don’t get…

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Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas Week to all of you! Actually, I have started my Christmas blog so many times that now, I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. The house was so quiet on Christmas Day, so I don’t really have an excuse for not writing?! If you are reading this and you are an artist of any form, then you understand that creativity can not be forced. There I was trying to trigger my creativity in whatever capacity was available to me….

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Happy Birthday, Harmony!

Happy Birthday, Harmony!

Today, it has been all about Harmony. It is not like it isn’t about her so much each day; but, today it is her 4th birthday. She is gloating about her endless energy and I was informed by Nancy that I should humor her this very day (as if I don’t already humor her?!). You won’t believe what her birthday gift was from Nancy! She brushed Harmony for a long time – that is really a lame gift, don’t you…

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Just Show Up!

Just Show Up!

Recently, I was feeling a bit blue that I am getting so old until Nancy read to me an inspirational message. The title of it was “The Beautiful Magic of Just Showing Up” written by Robin Dance. I did not even realize that was “a thing” in the human existence simply to just show up? Because, in my dog life, I am always here! Yup, I am always here and I show up because I live here. I show up…

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Energizer 🎄Christmas Poodle!🎄

Energizer 🎄Christmas Poodle!🎄

There are days when I just have more bounce to my prance. I even surprised myself the other day as I was forgetting that I am quite an older dog now. Yup, I was leaping through the snow as if I was the “Energizer Bunny” instead of a 13 year old dog. Perhaps, some of you readers can relate? We have all seen those stories of someone that seems to glow with an exuberant personality all the time, right?! We…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

As promised, I want to write about what I am most thankful for this Thanksgiving. I was a bit curious of how other dogs view Thanksgiving so I consulted with my friend, Snoopy. Like me, Snoopy has the art of staying “lighthearted” mastered. Whether it is Thanksgiving or Valentine’s Day, we want to be part of the celebrations! It isn’t as if we need to take up a chair at your Thanksgiving table, we can sit by your feet or…

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Almost Thanksgiving?!

Almost Thanksgiving?!

Even though I am “just a dog” it does not mean that I don’t get emotional! As I start this blog, I have just been released from Nancy’s embrace. Of course, she explained her gratitude for my Louie blogs. But then, she went on with an embarrassing gushing explanation about my attributes. Seriously, I was like, are you done yet? Thanksgiving is approaching, so I will excuse her outbursts of emotions to be even more than normal. As I was…

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