Tag Archives: dogs

An Interesting Day

Today was the beginning of the two-day Loma Prieta Holiday Crafts Faire in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains.  It’s the first time I’ve been there. The day started a bit rough. When I got to my space at the event it … 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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Bliss

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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My Illness this Week Reminded Me of My Old Friend

My Old Friend I’ve been ill this week and as usual my great dog Duke stand at my side the whole time (other than the occasional potty break.) That reminded me of a song lyric I wrote to honor Duke, our … Continue reading

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