OK, I admit, in this post Mimi had me with the photo of the Chocolate Lab pup, and her post just kept getting better! My dog Duke is a Chocolate Lab who I’ve had since he was a pup. When I’m sick, he never leaves my side sometimes for days on end (except to make a quick trip to answer nature’s call and sometimes eat a little–both of which I also appreciate!). Mimi’s whole first and third paragraphs eloquently describe Duke. It sounds as though she and I are both very blessed in the furry friends department!

Waiting for the Karma Truck

Ok, I’m a dog person…a crazy, mushy dog person.  I get the whole cat thing – really I do.  We’ve had cats in our family and when they snuggle and purr and deign to acknowledge you with an arbitrary display of affection, it feels good.  But for me, there’s nothing like a dog.  Teddy sits in my lap while I write, Archie encourages me to forget what I’m writing about by bringing me his ball in a never-ending game of ‘stop-taking-yourself-so-seriously-and-play-with-me’.  Neither of them are going to score off the charts on any canine I.Q. test, but they would be in Mensa if the requirement was affection and loyalty.  Teddy did get a certificate once for being ‘Perfection In Fur’ – but that was because he didn’t really take to the training for which completion certificates were issued.  And it’s true, neither is particularly discerning, and were it not for…

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About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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  1. I read the first bit of this and thought I have read this before went back and checked an yes it was reblogged from another blog I follow

  2. mimijk says:

    Hi Russ…thank you for re-posting..I didn’t know your boy was a Chocolate Lab! I fell in love with that picture too – and I’ve never had a Lab!! No matter how old I get, or how old my boys get – there is nothing like puppy love…have a wonderful day!

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