Living History

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I don’t make it a secret that I’m a history buff.  I was one of those people in school who ruined the grading curve for everyone else in history class.  It’s a subject that has always fascinated me and I never get tired of learning more. This weekend, the television was on and I realized […]

Sniffing Out Answers To History’s Mysteries

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As a person who is a history buff, as well as a dog lover, I sat up and took notice the other day when I saw an article from National Geographic that claims that dogs may soon be sniffing out the answers to one of history’s big mysteries this summer.  I think most people know […]

A Little Irish

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There’s a saying most people have heard, “we’re all a little Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day.”  It certainly is a day when everyone wants to be Irish, whether they actually have a claim to the Emerald Isle or not.  I do have a little Irish background on my mom’s side, so I’ll be wearing my […]

Celebrating Presidents And Greyhounds

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I am a happy hound today because my humans are home today thanks to a holiday called Presidents’ Day.  Two of our most famous presidents were born in February and today we celebrate them.  George Washington was the first president of our country and most people know his name.  Abraham Lincoln is also very famous […]

A Spring Break Mystery

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Bunny here at the keyboard, sharing a little about an adventure we had last week during Spring Break. As you might know if you’ve read the blog for a while, one of the things my human and I are really intrigued by is things related to history, especially local history.  I can tell you all […]

A Little Irish Canine History

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Bunny here at the keyboard, sharing a little Irish canine history on this fine Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s a bit of a tradition for me to share a little Greyhound history on Saint Patrick’s Day, because Ireland is important in Greyhound history.  Today, I have a tale of another breed of dog from Ireland.  I […]

The Pampered Presidential Pooch

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Bunny here at the keyboard sharing a little history lesson with you on this fine President’s Day. Since my humans have the day off in celebration of two of our finest Presidents, I thought I’d share a little Presidential history with you.  Of course, the history that really counts is the Presidential pooches that resided […]

A Salute To The Working Dogs

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Since today is Labor Day in the United States, and most of us are enjoying a day off work, I was thinking about dogs and some of the jobs they do.  I’ve certainly learned a lot about the various ranges of jobs dogs do for us.  We have military dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, sled […]

A Little More Greyhound History

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It’s become a tradition to share some Greyhound history on the blog on Saint Patrick’s Day.  This is because Greyhound history has roots in Ireland during the Middle Ages.  It was a time of famine and plague and most dogs, along with other animals, I would imagine, found themselves on hard times.  They were saved […]