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Clover! Will you please STFU!

A few years ago, and BC (Before Cosmo), it was a lovely October evening with a light breeze.  We were upstairs with the windows open, vegging out in front of the TV.  Relaxing, right?  Ah ha!  Not so! Clover started with a couple of low growls followed by a couple of loud barks.  All of a … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Chewing!

  chew 1.   to crush or grind with the teeth; masticate. 2. to crush, damage, injure, etc., as if by chewing. 3. to make by or as if by chewing: The puppy chewed a hole in my slipper.    The puppy chewed a hole in my slipper!  How prophetic is that?  Chewing.  We all do it, … Continue reading

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Some Updates; Or, “intelligence, news, tidings, word”

1.  My dad is doing well, but still waiting for the results from his mammogram.  When asked how the test went, he told me “It wasn’t bad, but then I don’t have boobies either.”  Ok.  Thanks for that image dad. 2.  My mom seems to be pretty feisty these days.  She told me today that she called … Continue reading

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Hey Lady! What the heck is that in your hair?

These photos were taken in 2002 when I lived in Ireland.  Clover was born there, and she is about 9 months old in these photos.  My mom came to visit, and the three of us took off for a week in Connemara where we rented a self-catering cottage.  Clover went with us everywhere, and we all had a … Continue reading

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Stuff Dogs Like – Watermelon!

First, let me say it is safe for the dog(s) to eat watermelon, just don’t overdo it, ok? My neighbor gave me a watermelon, some tomatoes, and also some blackberries on Sunday.  The tomatoes are gone, as are the blackberries, but I only just sliced up half of the watermelon this morning. Cosmo has become a … Continue reading

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Clover Likes To Carry Stuff

Clover likes to carry things.  She has a preference for stuffed animals, but will grab anything nearby so as not to answer the front door empty-mouthed.  She will run around the house like a nut-job looking for something to bring to the front door.  Its really pretty funny when she barks with a mouth-full of … Continue reading

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1910 – City Pound Puppy Postcard “I Don’t Want to Be An Angel”

This is another card from the Bertha (and Jim) Dicus  of Alanson, Michigan collection. The message on this card reads: “All Well … Hope you the same.  It is muddy here looks like more rain” and it is unsigned.  The postmark is partially unreadable and is marked 1910. This card by V. Colby was part … Continue reading