Family History · Labradors and Friends

Dale Goes to Jail… But He thinks He’s at Camp and Makes Some Art

Dale, the big blind Labrador, had been a naughty boy. Very naughty.  The Dog Mom needed a break from Dale.  So, Dale went to Jail.  It wasn’t actually Jail.  It was more like a three-week playdate with his dog-cousin Ivy, at our daughter Sarah’s house.  “Dale goes to Jail” was a bit of a family… Continue reading Dale Goes to Jail… But He thinks He’s at Camp and Makes Some Art

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Dogs, Zucchini, and Getting Along! A Blast from the Past…

As I've been looking over the Dale and Maggie journal, I've been realizing how far we've come, from the huge blind dog who didn't know where he was, and was just learning our voices.  He liked Maggie pretty quickly, although she wasn't too crazy about him at first.  Here's a little blast from my journal… Continue reading Dogs, Zucchini, and Getting Along! A Blast from the Past…

Family History · Gardening · Labradors and Friends

After Dinner Gardening and finding Hydrangeas

We enjoy the longer days of spring and summer with walks after dinner and sometimes, a little time in the backyard garden afterwards.  To make it work, I start the prep work for dinner ahead of time:  chopping vegetables, starting brown rice,  thawing chicken or fish, and picking any herbs we might need.  Once Mr.… Continue reading After Dinner Gardening and finding Hydrangeas

Family History · Labradors and Friends · Recipes

When the Adult Child comes home to cook a birthday dinner…

The dogs bark, and want all of her attention, "Woof!  Yap!  Lucy, you came to see me...did you bring me snacky snacks?"  Dad, the honoree, who actually had the birthday a few weeks ago (this dinner is his gift), took them for a quick walk before cooking dinner.  Lucy delivered the groceries earlier that morning,… Continue reading When the Adult Child comes home to cook a birthday dinner…

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That Dale Dog is here to stay…The first month of Maggie and Dale

Maggie was not too sure about that big dog Dale.  He was huge and he bumped into her.  He bumped into the kitchen island too, and bumped his head on the big old coffee table, but he kept running into things.  He also pretended to shake paw when a sensible dog just goes the door… Continue reading That Dale Dog is here to stay…The first month of Maggie and Dale