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A Dog's Life

Amazing things I've learned from dogs

 
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Newfies and Pelicans

This week we had a pair of Newfoundland Retrievers at work. I had always wished I could own a Newfie, until I met these two. They were...

On the Road with Bonz

This past week Bonz went on his first road-trip. It was wonderful. It made me think about road trips, in general. I’d like to go all...

Dogs and Bears

My favorite dog this week is the Norfolk Terrier. We’ve had one, off and on, since Christmas at the doggie daycare. Norfolk and Norwich...

Dogs in Pools

This week at the doggie daycare has been tough. We’ve been completely full of boarders - these dogs are not our regular dogs, and...

Frenchies!

This week we had a whole bunch of French Bulldogs at work. I love them. I adore their bizarre vocalizations. Some of them sound like...

Rinty!

I have finally found a dentist in my new town - and she has a therapy dog. The dog welcomes patients, and cuddles with those who are...

Spotted Dogs

I was working on this week’s blog, and came upon this sentence: “Man, from the earliest times, has always been attracted to spotty...

Ridgebacks!

This week at doggie daycare we had a Rhodesian Ridgeback stay with us. I had never seen one before. I thought that their “ridge” would...

Bonz!

This past weekend we adopted a dog! Here’s a snapchat of him in the back seat of the car on the way home from the shelter: We had been...

Fairy Roots

When I was twenty-five my grandmother - who was born in 1896 - died. She lived her final year in a fog. She had conversations with...

Wool Dogs

This week we had a number of Alaskan Huskies at the doggie daycare. They are fantastically vocal. There was an Alaskan Husky on the old...

The Marshall Fire

This past week there was a fire here in Boulder County. The Marshall fire, which turned out to be the most destructive (in terms of...

Goodbye, Geese!

I got a ton of email after last week’s blog post. I got email from a family who had had a beloved dog-wolf hybrid. I got an email from...

Wolves and a Jail Break

The last time I had a job where you just showed up and did what you were told was, I think, in 1978. Since then I’ve been a pianist, a...

Beagling!

Thanksgiving at the Doggie Day Care - what a crazy time! We were full to capacity - for the first time ever at this facility. We did so...

 

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