Autumn Twilight -- Tales and Tails

An Old Friend

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Earlier this week, I needed to go to our hospice volunteer meeting and I was happy because the timing meant that I’d be able to take one of the girls with me.  It’s rare that I go without Bunny, and I’ve taken Flattery a couple of times to start getting her used to going and […]

Which One To Choose -- Tales and Tails

Behold, The Power Of Cookies

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It’s been awhile since I took photos of the dogs upstairs in my little photo studio.  The weather has been so beautiful that I’ve wanted to take pictures of them outside and focus not just on how pretty they are, but on the natural beauty around us.  This past weekend, however, found me putting the […]

Put A Little Love In Your Heart -- Tales and Tails

Who Owns Who

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The past few weeks, we’ve been laughing a little at some new behavior from Bunny.  She’s always been…a bit less than subtle…about getting what she wants.  I think all senior dogs enter a stage of entitlement in their older years that’s admittedly well deserved.  I guess part of it for me is that Bunny was […]

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 […]

The Tortoise and The Hound -- Tales and Tails

Winning The Race

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One of the tough parts about being a dog owner is seeing your dog start to become a senior.  It’s a bittersweet feeling, because while they become infinitely sweeter in old age, it also makes it hard not to start thinking about what the future might hold in terms of your dog’s health and longevity. […]

The Tough Life of a Princess -- Tales and Tails

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 […]

Mellow -- Tales and Tails

With Age Comes…

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Our recent visit to the University of Illinois with Bunny and Küster made me think of a few things.  Generally, we don’t like to think about our dogs or ourselves getting older, but there are a few benefits.  Traveling with the oldest and youngest members of our pack reminded me of just that. After we […]

Sleeping On It -- Tales and Tails

You Have Been Summoned

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The last few weeks, I’ve noticed a new routine at our house that makes both my husband and me laugh.  I’m not sure how it started, probably subtly, as many routines do.  For a long time, it has been Bunny’s routine to go back to our bedroom after we start getting ready for work.  That’s […]

Hello, Sunshine! -- Tales and Tails

Senior Entitlement

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One of the things I’ve always been proud of is that our dogs have excellent manners, especially when we take them places with us.  Yes, the occasional mishap happens, but by and large, they usually do us proud.  At home, their manners aren’t perfect, but they’re usually pretty good. Bunny learned early on that if […]

One Heart -- Tales and Tails

Senior Moments

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This week, I have found myself really under the weather.   I gave in and called in sick so I could take some medicine, which I can’t do if I want to wake up when the alarm clock goes off and be a functioning human being.  I don’t know why, but my body has never […]