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How Did You Celebrate National Dog Day?

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Thanks to Facebook I learned that today was National Dog Day. So I asked Maybelle what she wanted to do for “her day” and she said she wanted to go hiking and try out her new Kurgo pack… oh, and chase some chipmunks while I yelled from the path for her to come back.

Since it’s “her day” I obliged…especially the yelling from the path part. (Truth be told, I was hoping that backpack would slow her down enough to keep her from chasing every woodland creature she saw or heard.

No such luck.

But she had a good time and is passed out now, so that’s all that matters.

What did you do to celebrate National Dog Day?


Adopt This Dog: Caleb

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Look at those eyes! You can tell Caleb is smart as a whip! And at 40 lbs, he’s totally portable without being a “little dog.”
Also, if you have anything in your yard that need herding, we’re pretty sure he’d be happy to oblige.

Doggy Tornado Drill

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Maybelle has taken to hanging out in the shower when a thunderstorm is within hearing distance. I think she must have done tornado drills in Georgia.

It’s pathetic and adorable.


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I saw this short film a while back and…well…it’s a bit of a heartbreak.

Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die

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For years I’ve enjoyed reading about John Katz’s upstate New York farm, and quite often his Slate posts make me cry. But it was especially bad today when I came across a excerpt from his book about coping with the loss of a beloved pet.

And then there was this video (prepare to sob!):