Category Archives: Dogs & Other Wonderful Creatures

Reading Dogs: What a Great Idea!

Reading Dogs at Libraries The story linked below is about a reading dog at a library who is there to hear young children read to him. One day, no one came, and the owner posted photos on the internet of … Continue reading

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Go, Dogs, Go!

Go, Dogs, Go! The story linked above is about two dogs who hounded, err Labradoodled, their humans to let them out at 4:30 am so they could save an elderly woman from freezing to death. Sources: Kansas City Star and … Continue reading

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A Neighbors Funny

“Dad, I think the Smiths next door are angry at us.” “Why is that?” “They’re probably mad because our dog can retrieve the newspaper, and theirs can’t.” “How could you possibly know that? We don’t even subscribe to the paper.” … Continue reading

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The Royalty of Loyalty

What a wonderful story of the loyalty of a dog during the Northern California fires. Odin’s loyalty was tested by fire With Love, Russ

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Here’s another friend in my outdoor office He reminds me to relax, enjoy life, lighten up, and not take anything including (and perhaps especially) myself, so seriously. I’m doggone glad to have him around. With Love, Russ

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My Office Mates

My office mates Penny and Sadie are easy to work with. I enjoy their company. They’re always glad to see me and don’t even complain when I growl and bark at them.  They’re a fetching pair and we have a ball together. … Continue reading

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My Old Friend is Gone

Duke collapsed yesterday morning and had a hard time getting up. I rushed him to the vet, they examined him and had me bring him to the emergency medical hospital last night. He kept getting worse and became non-responsive this … Continue reading

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