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Stranger In A Strange Land

I’m back from Korea. Got in mid-afternoon on Saturday after a long, but uneventful trip involving a taxi, three planes, and a train. Don’t ask… Barbara picked me up at the airport with Abby and Star in the car, which was really, really nice. The girls (all three of them ) were happy [...]

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In Other News…

After all of the doom-and-gloom over the past month, punctuated by the occasional travelogue, I thought I’d give a brief update on everybody else.

Star and Abby (whom we adopted ourselves) are doing great. Star continues to be a bit anxious about life in general, but especially about getting enough attention, while Abby is thrilled to [...]

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A Pack Update

Actually, there’s been a fair amount of stuff going on with our pack over the last week or so. Let me try to catch up a bit.

Right now, we have 13 dogs in house, including our own two (Star and Abby). I’ll go through the 11 rescues one at a time:

* Chuy is deteriorating. He [...]

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I Miss My Kids!

Gee, I’ve been on the road for a mere four days, which for me is nothing! But I miss the kids and Barbara a lot. Now, here’s part of the problem: I’m used to being away on business about 50% to 60% of the time, sometimes for three and four weeks at a shot. And [...]

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Another Microchip Miracle

Late yesterday afternoon, I answered the phone. It was Cottonwood Animal Hospital telling us that a good Samaritan (they’re not really from Samaria — who is, these days? — so should that really be capitalized?) had just dropped off a Sheltie whose microchip traced back to Sheltie Rescue of Utah. There was no other information [...]

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Sleeping With Tanner

Sorry that it seems like I only blog about Tanner, but I really like him…

Last night, for the first time since Barbara’s shoulder replacement surgery, we slept in our waterbed…together Until now, she’s been sleeping on the couch in the family room, and I’ve been on an air mattress in another room with [...]

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Tanner’s First Seizure (Here)

Last night, while we were watching telly, Tanner was lying on the back of the couch on which I was lying with Abby on my chest. Rather abruptly, Tanner stood up on the back of the couch and one hind foot slipped off. I reached over to stabilize him and was putting his foot back [...]

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Tanner’s Home From Being Neutered

This afternoon, we picked Tanner up from the vet’s, where we’d taken him Monday evening to be neutered on Tuesday. We would have picked him up on Tuesday, but it seems that he metabolized the anesthesia more slowly than some dogs and thus they wanted to keep him overnight.

He is such a sweet boy. For [...]

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Today, before the dust had even settled from finalizing Shelbee’s adoption and getting Cole adopted, a woman to whom Barbara had been talking for several days came over with her dog Tanner.

Tanner was, she said, a purebred 4 year old Sheltie who is deaf and started having seizures last October. Having been led into [...]