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He’s Coming Home

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Lots of fuss and excitement leading up to Beagle Man’s trip to Portland, Maine, this weekend to pick up the little whippersnapper.  The whole household is in an uproar.  A week ago B-Man bought virtually every toy in Choice Pet Supply that was not made in China, as well as pretty much everything else in […] [Read More]
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LA/XC-4: First Peek

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* * * COUNTDOWN:  169 DAYS TO LA/XC-4 * * * Jk about starting the countdown already.  I mean, I won’t even have a dog yet for another two weeks.  But as I’ve learned from LA/XC-1, -2, and -3, it’s never too early to begin planning.  And part of the prep, of course, means getting […] [Read More]
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The Last Lonesome Hike

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On our way up to Vermont Thursday night (Yes, Beagle Man fans — MTK season is over; VT season has begun ), I told Carol that since Friday was supposed to be a gorgeous, sunny fall day, and I’d heard foliage was the best in years, I was going to hike up Bromley Mountain.  “And,” […] [Read More]
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What Do Kemba Walker, Stella Herman, Ricky the Beagle, and Kemba the Toller Have In Common?

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                  Five days after returning from my Halifax pick-the-puppy tour, I got this comment on my blog from Meg, a close friend of Carol’s since high school: Hank: I’m on a ferry from PEI to Nova Scotia and talking to a couple with a toller… great dog….showed […] [Read More]
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Talk About an Adorable Puppy . . .

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Marcia says Kemba’s “irresistable.”  Lang calls him “beyond cute,” and Anne-Lynn writes, “What a sweetie!  I want a hug.”  According to Bill, he’s a “stud muffin,” whatever the heck that is.  Polly writes:  ”If I didn’t know he was real, I’d say this was a stuffed dog, the kind you win at a carnival games.”  […] [Read More]
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Where Would YOU Go To Get a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever?

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About six weeks ago, after a painstaking breed search that was well-chronicled (maybe a little too well-chronicled?) in this blog, I finally determined that Future Dog was going to be a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Next?  The hunt for the right breeder. I looked into one kennel in New Jersey.  And another kennel in […] [Read More]
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And Now, Introducing . . . Puppy Herman!

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 Everyone, meet KEMBA!!! Kemba, meet everyone!!! LOOK FOR A NEW BEAGLE MAN POST EVERY THURSDAY.  OR PRETTY CLOSE TO THURSDAY.  COULD BE WEDNESDAY.  OR FRIDAY.  LET’S NOT GET TOO OBSESSIVE HERE . . .  OH, AND BTW, YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER [Read More]
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The One With the Waggly Tail

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I’d by lying if I said I wasn’t ridiculously excited about going up to Nova Scotia this weekend. Matt and I are flying into Halifax Friday night.  Saturday morning we’ll do a little get-acquainted-with-the-city tour, then grab some lunch.  And then . . . The Main Event:  We’ll take a 45-minute drive west of Halifax, […] [Read More]
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