Crickets

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Mr. Taleteller and I had a good laugh the other morning over his response of crickets from Küster.  I’ve mentioned in the past that in the morning when I get close to leaving for work, Küster, who has his bachelor pad in the basement, starts barking.  We aren’t sure how he knows when I’m actually […]

Letters To Santa 2017 — Morgan

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Every year, Bunny takes dictation from the dogs in our house and writes their letters to Santa for them.  Since she uses my computer to write them, I always seem to find them and I can never resist sharing them here with our readers.  Today, we have Morgan’s letter to Santa. Dear Santa, I hope […]

Paging The Dog Owner…

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Sometimes, there are moments in life that you just can’t make up, and last week Mr. Taleteller had one of them.  I’m still laughing about it this week and the story is one that’s too good to pass up.  My husband had been trying unsuccessfully for a few days to get Morgan out for a […]

Games People Play

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Usually, when my husband has Morgan out for play time in the evening, they play some games because Morgan is really into problem solving and she needs to use her brain as much as her body.  So, they play a game where he hides things for her and she finds them.  He hides both treats […]

Worth The Effort

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This weekend, we’ll be celebrating a birthday for a certain pointy eared dog at our house.  I had no idea how Morgan would change our lives when she first came to live with us, but I can say that I’m happy we’ve had the experience.  She has definitely been the most challenging dog that either […]

Persistence Pays

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I love our dogs, but sometimes I can’t help feeling that they live to get the better of me.  This week in particular, Flattery has been one determined little miss and I am not sure whether to admire her or throttle her.  She has a one track mind and if there’s one thing that she […]

The Blame Game

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There is one thing that continues to go on at our house, and that is dogs getting up early and wanting out around 3:30 in the morning.  With four dogs, the biggest problem is figuring out the instigator.  My husband and I both have differing opinions and experiences on the subject, but the blame game […]

Quite The Character

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I was thinking the other day about our dogs and their personalities.  I love how unique each of them is and what each of them bring to us and our little group dynamic.  Sometimes, it’s hard to believe that they aren’t a little human with the things they do.  We all know a dog who […]

Crime Scene Investigation

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When you have a lot of friends with dogs, it’s inevitable that you sometimes run into dogs that are not your own.  In particular, with Search and Rescue, you meet a lot of new dogs.  People try to plan training a new dog before the previous dog is ready to retire so that they don’t […]

The Fickle And The Faithful

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Like most people, I was listening to the news earlier, and I heard the news that another of our President’s top people has been let go and replaced.  It’s like a revolving door, and I find it’s tough to keep up with who’s doing what for our country these days.  I remember early reports that […]