Tag Archives: Dogs

Avast! Low George Silver!

This is the first installment of a chronicle of misfortune, woe, (unintended) cruelty, subsequent kindness, and modern attempts at correction of previous mistakes. If your sensitivities extend to reluctance to see graphic images of surgical correction of inbred problems, read … Continue reading

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Good Golly!

We have another foster dog from the Nebraska Humane Society. She is our seventh since we joined the program almost exactly a year ago. Would you like to meet her? Molly is an 8-year-old Bichon Frisé recovering from surgery for … Continue reading

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Warm Winter Wishes (1): Hot dog!

Especially after having recently visited warmer climes, I am relentlessly drawn to images that transport me back to warmer times. I suspect that I will be bringing you more in days to come, so consider this fair (weather) warning! I … Continue reading

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Fostering fun: Charlie

We have a new dog under our care as foster parents for the Nebraska Humane Society. Charlie is the third dog we’ve taken under our wings. He is quite different from our previous two charges, Glenda and Buzzie, and he … Continue reading

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Remembering Mr. L

Those of you who have been with me for a year or more are likely to remember some my posts that included images of our Limo. Today is the first anniversary of his passing, and he is very much in … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Birch Grove (1)

It was October 1984, and I was in small-animal veterinary practice in Ashland, Wisconsin.  The location was our favorite camping spot in the area, called Birch Grove, a dozen miles or so northwest of Ashland, in the Chequamegon (sha-WAH-mih-gun) National … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Feather flowers of frost

Text from Lady Foxy, copyright 1998 by Gary D. Bolstad / Krikit Music

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Silly Saturday: Pretzel Puppy

I’ve been featuring our cats in my last two Silly Saturday posts, and to give all the contenders equal, umm, exposure, it’s time to switch to our other beloved household member.  We’ve had Limo for 6½ years now, after adopting … Continue reading

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Respectful Restorations

I have recently embarked on a restoration project that will of necessity stretch over the course of many months.  It is one that I have had in mind for some considerable time, but—being a semi-professional and very accomplished procrastinator—have put off … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: Inverted extrovert

Our wonderful dog, Limo, is one of the sweetest dogs we have ever known (except when we’re riding in the car and he sees another dog on the street); he’s normally a total extrovert:  He loves to meet people.  He’s … Continue reading

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