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I spent last weekend with two pretty athletic dogs. You’ve heard me bragging about Kemba (named, of course, for UConn/Charlotte Hornets hoops star Kemba Walker) ad nauseum since he was just a tiny
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The THREE Kemba Walkers

Are you kidding me?  Another Kemba in the dog park??  Whaaat???  Of course I knew there was a person named Kemba.  Kemba Walker, the basketball player from UConn.  You know, my namesake?  I get that.
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Dog Pride

A shit-eating grin spread across Greg’s face, he looked over conspiratorially in my direction, and, in that instant, I knew — knew! — I was about to hear another story about Ruckus.  One in which
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Two-Dog Weekend

Kemba and his cousin Bruce, by consensus, get along as well as any two dogs can.  Or, to be more specific, as well as a mellow, sweet, food-loving six-year-old black Lab and a hyper-energetic,
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Beagle Man Wimps Out — Again!

Lye Brook Falls.  Lye Brook Falls.  All winter, whenever we’ve done hikes in the woods, I keep hearing about the time back in the fall of 2013 — I wasn’t even born yet! —that Beagle Man and Langdon
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Kemba Does Kampus

We’ve seen a bunch of firsts for my Duck Dog this past week:  1. his first, legit, off-leash, multi-mile run with me (Eureka!);  2. his first successful, full-extension, airborne Frisbee snag (see
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Eureka!

I think I’ve died and gone to heaven. For 38 years, running has been my primary sport.  For 13 years, dogs — first Ricky the Beagle, now Kemba the Duck Toller — have been my passion.  From the git-go,
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Kemba the Service Dog

It happened the first time maybe a year ago, on our second visit to Lake Mohegan.  I’d parked in the lot near the Cascades.  My game plan was to walk around the lake to the main beach/recreation area,
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