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 […]

The Test

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Today, Mr. Taleteller and Küster are taking part of their recertification test for area search.  It’s been a stressful few weeks as the deadline closes in and the test draws nearer.  I have complete confidence that they will pass the test, but it stresses my husband out to no end.  Finding people lost in the […]

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 […]

The Supervisor

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I think the quirks that our dogs have is what we always seem to love about them.  There are some things that they always do that endear them to us.  I still remember how our first Greyhound, Treat, did this dance of joy when I got home from work.  It was like her body couldn’t […]

On The Right Foot

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If you’ve read the blog for awhile, you may remember that one thing my husband is notorious for is his aversion to feet.  I should amend that and say, he has a strong aversion to my feet.  In particular, he has an aversion to giving foot rubs that started almost immediately after we were married. […]

Strange Bedfellows

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It’s not a secret that Bunny and Flattery are allowed to sleep in the bed with us.  We leave the door open and if they want to sleep on the bed with us, they can, or they can stay in the living room on the couch or any of the various dog beds.  Most of […]

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 […]

The Fast, The Slow and The Beautiful

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As Bunny mentioned yesterday, we went hiking for the first time in a while this weekend.  It’s something I love to do, but it can also bring its frustrations, as well.  As we were walking along on the trail, it occurred to me that we were The Fast, The Slow and The Beautiful as we […]

Greyhound Or Goat

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Back when we had our first pair of Greyhounds, Treat and Hawk, I used to laugh every Saturday morning over a routine that repeated many times in our house.  On Saturday mornings, our routine was different, and that different routine meant that we would be going to do something with the Greyhounds, usually a meet […]