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Red Is the New Black-White-and-Tan

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Yup, those rumors you’ve been hearing are true.  The very deliberate —sometimes agonizingly deliberate — Beagle Man is in line for a Toller.  A what?  A Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.  I know, a mouthful, right?  Some say he chose it specifically because I was such a “handful,” and he was looking for the “anti-beagle.”  Not […] [Read More]
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The Third 100

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Yes, Beagle Man has gone dark for over a month now, as many of my friends and followers have observed.  Intentionally so.  I’d become abundantly aware that a lot of you out there felt I’d gotten well into the overkill stage in my research, my pros-and-cons lists, my live-dog interviews, my biding time, and my […] [Read More]
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Headhunting (cont.)

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Interviewed Chief, Scott’s husky, earlier this week at Acme headquarters in South Norwalk.  I’d have to say it went quite well.  I ate some chips in his presence, and the candidate, while interested, didn’t jump on the table for them; he actually claims not to be food-obsessed.  He’s got a good, solid build — not […] [Read More]
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Is This Really Necessary?

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Could somebody check on the Beagle Man for me?  I think he’s losing it.  I understand his going to Norwalk to meet a German Shepherd, and to Greenwich to meet a Husky — and even to New Paltz to meet a Norwegian Buhund.  But now he drives to Fairfield to meet a Beagle?  Eleven years […] [Read More]
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Chief

“You STILL Don’t Have a Dog?!”

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“Have I missed a blog?” asked Marcia in an e-mail.  And from Bernice:  “Didn’t get your blog this week?” The fact is, I haven’t posted since May 17th — and there’s a reason for it.  In recent weeks I’ve sensed the patience of my friends and followers wearing thin as I continue to . . […] [Read More]
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Stand By Your Dog

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I suppose I should have seen this coming — the wounded feelings, the fierce breed loyalty, the surprising (and, to my way of thinking, xenophobic, uninformed, and over-reactive) anti-German Shepherd sentiment  — when I encouraged followers to “weigh in” last month in my Future Dog post: Hi Doodleman:  OK, maybe the name is a little […] [Read More]
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Ricky's BD

Birthday Boy

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Today would be Ricky William Herman’s 11th birthday. To celebrate this day, you should do whatever you want. After all, that’s what Ricky always did. [Read More]
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RRR

If I Had a Vote . . .

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Since I was called stubborn more times than I care to count while I was living (by you-know-who), I’d rather not have that rap now that I’m . . . not living.  To that end, I, for one, will not stand in the way of this so-called “Future Dog.”  My thoughts?  My best friend, Nena, […] [Read More]
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