3 Going on 30*

We figured, on her 3rd birthday, it was time to show the dog where steak comes from. * I used to think that each dog year was the equivalent of 7 human years, but it would seem that school of thought has evolved. A more accurate measurement it turns out is to look at the specific breed and its particular […]

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Defecating on the Doorstep of History

The Old Manse Prairie and I went for our weekly Wednesday history tour today and settled on The Old Manse and North Bridge area of Concord, about a 15 minute drive from our house. The historic home and the legendary bridge turn out to be neighbors, a fact I first learned a few months ago when driving by the area […]

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Panic at the Hair Salon

While I know it is a common thing to do, I have never referred to any of my pets as my “children” or myself as their “mother.” I’ve encountered plenty of people that say, “This is my baby so and so” while pointing to a cat or a dog and smiling. And I’ve always found this to be creepy. Now […]

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Golden Delicious

I don’t know the exact moment when I became a dog person. It certainly didn’t happen right away when we got our Golden Retriever. She was a very cute puppy and much adored, but since she was also a lot of work her cuteness was overlooked sometimes from sheer exhaustion or simply because it was camouflaged by her own poop. […]

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