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The Patient Dog

CH with Oscar

Oscar is a rescue dog who is now part of our family.  He loves kids so much he will be patient for anything, even if he has to be wrapped in a blanket like a burrito and stuffed in a

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Perky Oscar

Our house is a zoo now.  Saturday before last I caught a rat in our laundry room.  The rat battle has been hard fought, as they foil my traps and scamper around in the attic, prancing and showing off.  It

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Scotland – Child Harbat and Her Animals

Scotland - CH and white ponies

This girl loves her animals.  All throughout Scotland she found creatures, wild and domesticated, that she wanted to befriend.  No fear of slugs or caterpillars has she, but an unreasonable one of bees and a reasonable one of horses and

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Ducky and Claire

Remember my post a while back about barking dogs in our neighborhood?  We have one nearby in particular that barks at everything that passes by in the street, from a roving pack of street thugs to a blowing leaf or

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Attention Dog-Owners!


I’ve grown up with dogs.  I love their inquisitive faces, their loyalty, companionship, and personality.  For many thousands of years man has been domesticating dogs and training them to be our companions, hunting partners, and security.  So unless you have

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Parades, Princesses, and a Huge Flag

Flag Day 2013 4

Flag Day in my little town is as enchanting as a Norman Rockwell painting.  For the last few years, we’ve been taking Child Harbat to the parade to see local princesses waving from convertibles, dogs wearing hats, women in black

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