Tag Archives: Dogs

Ooh! Tasty!

When you come to know Big Blake, our muscular English Lab, you quickly learn three things. First, that he is enthusiastic, as befits a dog who is 11 years old going on 2. He never descends stairs when he can … Continue reading

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The Last Choice

“Blake and Du –“ I stopped, took a breath, tried again. “Blake! Do you want some food?” Big Blake, our muscular English Labrador, bounded down the stairs to breakfast. As he did, I realized once again how hard this was … Continue reading

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Holding On

Pets have a way of making the holidays unforgettable. There was our long-ago cat Twinkle, for example, who discovered the joys of Christmas-tree tinsel. She not only lived, she shared the results in glorious Technicolor behind the television for all … Continue reading

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Totally Floored

When in the course of home improvement events, it becomes necessary for one family to dissolve the fabric-covered bands which have connected one piece of flooring with another, a decent respect to the opinions of the Times-Call’s readership requires that … Continue reading

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A Duchess in Waiting

When I leave for the store at night, Duchess parks herself beside the window and waits.  It’s a familiar position. For the newcomers, Duchess the Wonder Dog is the older of our two canines, a 13-year-old mix of border collie … Continue reading

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The Paws That Refreshes

I’ve referred many times to our younger dog as Big Blake, about 85 pounds of rambunctiousness who’s never met a substance that he didn’t try to eat. He’s lively. He’s fun. He’s carefully watched at meal times. He also, unknown … Continue reading

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Making Change

Duchess the Wonder Dog is wondering how to get up on our bed. It’s no small puzzle. Not for the mind, I might add. As part lab and part border collie, Duchess is an honor student among canines. She’s especially … Continue reading

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Into the Cone

Our dog Duchess has gone bonkers. BONK! She ricochets off the kitchen’s doorframe. BONK! She bounces off the bookshelf while charging in to get her food. BONK! She rebounds off the nearest family member as she tries to hurry past. … Continue reading

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Drawing the Poison

I’ve been walking the yard with the dogs lately. I’m sure most of you can guess why. If you can’t, I envy you. Our two dogs, you see, have eating habits that only a canine could love. Our senior citizen, … Continue reading

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Claiming Space

By the time I came to bed, a furry mountain range had already seized most of the acreage. “Blake…” Big Blake, the Clydesdale Canine, remained motionless, the dark fur of his muscular body almost invisible in the night. He may … Continue reading

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