Penny’s New (Work)Place

Penny here. Wow — what a day. It had been a couple of weeks since I’d gone to work and I’d been starting to wonder about that, but this morning Steve gave me the “Let’s go, Pup!” and I was right there because I’m always ready to go. Funny thing, though, was he put my…

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Nose To Nose

Sometimes when I’m here at The Aerie, Penny will run in from the backyard with quivering whimpering excitement. We will look at one another expectantly. A little wheeze will escape (her, not me) and I will relent saying, “Show me…” Before I can finish, she’s off to the yard — waiting impatiently. Usually, all I…

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Puppy Party Poll

With the US general election drawing closer and closer, there’s a lot of talk about parties, polls, and the choices facing undecided voters. Of course, some parties are easier to embrace than those with donkeys or elephants, and the Beloved and I got to spend a bit of our Saturday at a convention of sorts…

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Puppy Party!

The other day, the folks that we were lucky enough to get Penny from announced that they’d had a new litter of pointers and that they wanted to have a pot-luck lunch so that their friends could get to meet the new little snausages. Let’s see – free buffet lunch and puppies?  Count me in.…

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Reunion

Today Penny turned six-months old.  And so, as a surprise, we went back to the breeders where we’d gotten her in Escondido. We’re going somewhere? It was very exciting.  All the dogs were excited to see her.  The breeders gave her lots of love and treats because she truly was one of their favorites.  They…

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Literature Precedent

After our trip to Monterey and Big Sur last spring, I'd been meaning to read Steinbeck's Cannery Row (I'd never read it before) and I did so last month.  While I was reading it, I came upon this quote: "I know" said the captain "[…] People don't take interest in bird dogs like they used…

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Penny For Your Thoughts

Well — that was quick. To really get PuppyQuest-2009 going, The Beloved and I went up to a dog show outside of LA this past weekend so that we could meet and greet some of the breeds we were considering for our next dog. While we were there, we ran into several Pointers from a…

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