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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The Best of The Days

Penny here. You know how there are lots of different kinds of days? Like most days are the “Stay and Be Good” days. That’s when my people leave for the day, but I guard the house. Sure, it’s more fun when they’re around, but a dog’s gotta do her duty, you know? Some days are…

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Pretirement

One of the conversational topics explored as we’ve traveled to different places over the past few years is the question: Could we retire here? It’s usually a pretty fun topic. What sort of house could we buy? What would the weather be like? Is there good medical care nearby? Is it too crowded, or too…

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A Local Excursion

It’s been a busy weekend at The Aerie. With some trepidation, we went Saturday to provision ourselves for Thanksgiving and to our great surprise the stores we hit (Costco, Vons, and our local Asian market) weren’t terribly crazy. That meant that we were able to get more done than we thought we would, which subsequently…

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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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Central Coast Dog Days

Penny here. Most often, Friday nights are pretty easy around here. There’s usually a trip to the chaparral and then comes the drink-making (I never get one, but after they’ve had a couple, I can always count on more treats…) and the dinner-making and the whole weekend thing gets started. I like weekends. My people…

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Vacation’s Dog Days

If there was anything that could be considered “the hard part” of two-plus weeks in France, it was that we couldn’t take Penny with us. Now, I don’t think that she would have liked Paris all that much (crowded streets, lots of traffic). But it was pretty easy to imagine a pointer running through the…

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