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Sharing

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Sharing is over-rated.  I’ve always said it.  Most guys I know feel the same way.  (I do think this is one of those male/female divides.)  I’m talking about sharing food, for the most part.  I’ll order a medium-sized cup of home-made soft ice cream at Bostwick’s, let’s say.  Carol will undoubtedly ask for a taste.  […] [Read More]
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Enough About the Wedding!

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I met three dogs named Stella at the dog park this morning.  Three!  Beagle Man says if I’d been a girl, I would have been named Stella, after his mom.  Robby says I couldn’t have been a girl because there’s no way he would have let a girl dog in the house.  Hey, has anyone […] [Read More]
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Kemba and Luz and the Tulip

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I only heard about all this last week. Apparently Luz, who most of you know as Robby’s old baby-sitter and patron saint of Ricky, Kemba, and all dogs everywhere, had planted some tulip seeds two, maybe three years ago, in a pot in the kitchen.  And waited for it to flower.  And waited.  And waited.  […] [Read More]
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The Lion King and the Peaceful Panda

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Patty, the youngest of my three nieces, and Teddy, her husband, have a four-and-a-half-year-old black Lab named Bruce.  Bruce might just be the nicest dog you’ll ever meet: mellow, friendly, good-natured, well-trained — and happy to do pretty much whatever.    Beagle Man followers first met Bruce back in 2012, during LA/XC-2, when Ricky the Beagle […] [Read More]
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Thanks, Dawgs!

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I am having the best time EV-ER!  We’re out at the beach in Montauk, and Patty and Teddy brought my cousin Bruce.  This is the first time I’ve met him, but he is the GREATEST!  I love this guy!  At the very beginning we weren’t so sure:  I sniffed, he sniffed, I barked, he barked.  […] [Read More]
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Stealth Dog

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This past weekend Kemba jumped off the roof. Yes, my writing students at Blackham Middle School in Bridgeport, this is hyperbole.  But not by much. Wait, though.  Let’s back up a little. From the time Kemba emigrated from Canada, as a little ball of fluff, he never seemed to be where we were sure we’d […] [Read More]
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We’re Having a Dog Party! And You’re Invited!

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I am SO, SO, SO excited!  Mrs. B told me that to welcome me and Beagle Man home from LA/XC-4, and to celebrate the completion of Beagle Man’s series of four cross-country road trips, and to congratulate Robby on his college graduation, she’s throwing a big backyard barbecue FOR ALL THE DOGS I KNOW!  It’s […] [Read More]
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Dead Fish: It’s a Wrap!

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LA/XC-4 DAY THIRTY-ONE:  POSTING FROM WESTPORT, CT Last-day mileage from Port Clinton, OH to Westport, Ct:  571 Total LA/XC-4 mileage:  8,710 Road Music:  Sirius cycle; Spurs-Clippers; Gretchen Wilson (Here For the Party); Little Big Town (Tornado, Pain Killer); Mets-Yanks Weather leaving Port Clinton Sunday morning: 55 gorgeous, cloudless degrees Weather arriving Westport Sunday night / […] [Read More]
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