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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

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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

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Maggie and Dale-Our Life with a Big Blind Dog and his older sister

After our daughter Sarah's wedding, we thought we would get another dog, not a puppy-a puppy was too much work, but we wanted a younger dog.  Maggie, our “mini-lab” at only 43 pounds, was taking the stairs a little slower than she used to, as was expected at almost 14, (now 15 1/2!) she got… Continue reading Maggie and Dale-Our Life with a Big Blind Dog and his older sister