Tag Archives: Ollie

Same Same But Different

Same same but different. That was a familiar saying along the backpacker circuit in Southeast Asia when I was traveling a decade ago and it came back to me this afternoon. Four weeks ago I was out in the woods … Continue reading

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Not Amusing

It was a frustrating early morning. I thought it would be great if Ollie and I could go for a walk and then get in the car and go home so I could go to work. Ollie thought it would … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

A quiet day today for our little family. I took Ollie for a walk in woods filled with a light cover of snow that sparkled in the cold sunlight. With a week to go ’til my due date, we didn’t … Continue reading

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Let This Be A Warning

Oliver has figured out how to pop open the accordion doors of the coat closet and while we were away last night he gathered some treasures into his bed. Maybe he’s warning us that he doesn’t appreciate missing his evening … Continue reading

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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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Face Off!

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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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It’s Really Here!

There’s no more doubt, Spring is really here. Last weekend I was watching snow fleas hopping about in the sun on three inches of fresh snow. This weekend, the daffodils behind our house are sprouting, those funny-looking nobules that unfurl … Continue reading

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