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Wounded, Yet Again

I’m sitting on the floor next to Oliver, watching him drift in and out of a drug-induced haze. I just brought him home from the vet’s, where he spent the morning in surgery after injuring himself on our walk this … Continue reading

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6:30am, My House, Every Morning

The pose says, “Oh, good morning. You’re up? We didn’t wake you with our nudging and whining, did we? Well, now that you’re up… Do what you need to do. Pee, put on some clothes, whatever. We’re just chillaxing.” But … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Canine Manipulation

Oliver is a master at pulling the emotional strings. He can make me feel terrible for leaving him one moment… …or he can make me feel super jealous of his ability to lounge in bed while I have to work… … Continue reading

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We Have a Three-year Old

Happy Birthday to Oliver, who must be the most loved dog in the entire universe.

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Oliver Discovers the Bird Feeders

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A Friend for Oliver

A few months after we moved into our new home in Monkton in the fall of 2011, I got a call from a neighbor who I had not yet met. He tracked me down through my office and the receptionist … Continue reading

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Working Companion

I have discovered that it’s very hard to work when Ollie has not had a walk. He just doesn’t seem to understand the concept of reading. How sad that we’ve raised a dog who doesn’t appreciate good literature and journalism.

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