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Boomdate

I know nobody else really cares about my puppy as much as I do.  The past few days I’ve been letting Boomer stay out of his crate for long periods of time. I moved his little bed into my office so he can snooze while I’m working.  He lays there like a good boy, periodically […]

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Training a Yellow Lab

Training Boomer has been pretty easy so far.   He’s usually pretty good about waiting until we let him out of the crate to go potty in the yard, but sometimes he just can’t help himself.  I’ll attribute this more to his tiny bladder and less to his blatant refusal to learn.  His only accidents […]

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Some More About Boomer

This is likely far more than you’d ever care to know about our little pup, but I figured I’d document it anyway.  Boomer was born on August 21, 2013 in Lovettesville, VA on a beautiful little farm.  His mom is Lindelhall’s Vino Noir, and his dad is Belquest Gentleman’s Quarterly.  Boomer’s official American Kennel Club […]

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Learning Fast

When Boomer first came home on Thursday, he immediately began exploring his new environment.  I’m sure everything seemed so strange and big to him.  He wouldn’t go down the steps of our back patio without assistance, whined whenever left alone for more than 10 seconds, and wasn’t quite sure what to make of the other […]

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Bringing Home a Puppy

I don’t think I need to explain my weak spot for animals.  My Instagram is saturated with pet pictures.  Given the resources, my dream would be to own a lot of land and open up a no-kill animal shelter, whiling away the hours making sure all the lost, dejected, and unwanted animals know what it […]

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A Eulogy

Last Sunday the world lost a very important life and I wanted to spend a moment here addressing this loss.  I’ve had my car for 5 years and made it more than 103,000 miles without running over any living creature.  On September 8, 2013, our Lord in Heaven saw fit to end this streak and […]

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A Letter to My Dog

Dear Bella, You will be six years old in February.  I guess that makes sometime this month your half birthday.  I remember the day I brought you home from the hospital middle of nowhere.  I’d driven about an hour outside of Tallahassee to pick you up from some nice people.  They found you and your sister […]

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A Slow Tuesday

Last week I was working from home.  We had all the lights turned off in the house and I was just puttering away on my laptop trying to get everything for our magazine launch finished.  It was nice.  It was overcast out (again), so the light coming in the windows was soft and muted. I […]

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Is this weird?

Have you heard of Dog DNA tests? I’ve always been vaguely aware of their existence but never really given them any thought.  I tend to rotate between four breeds when people ask me what Bella “is.” When I first rescued her, I was told she was a German Shepherd/Black Lab combo.  I was also told […]

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Too many animals pictures

Fun fact: Shape Magazine tweeted about one of my blog posts the same day my URL expired…so their link was bad.  Awesome.  Oh well.  Bad timing, but I was still so flattered! You know you’ve been on virtual house arrest when you spend the day taking glamour shots of your pets.  Up until Monday (and […]

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