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Easiest Way? Go Through

July 27, 2011

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When you’re a beagle, what’s the easiest way to get from one side of the yard to the other?  You go through the garden.  Not around, not avoiding the squash vines, but right on through. I don’t think he’s causing any damage – at least no more than the heat is – but each time […]

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Appointed a Guardian

July 23, 2011

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I’ve written previously about how fiercely protective my miniature pinscher is of his Momma.  As far as he’s concerned, he was appointed guardian of my life. Yahoo News recently had a video clip of a miniature pinscher type dog driving off two men trying to rob a tobacco store.  They had guns too, but turned and ran […]

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Consecutive Photos For Context

July 1, 2011

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I’ve been enjoying doing a 365 photo challenge this year.  Not every day has a great picture, but many are very acceptable. Both now and previous to the challenge, I enjoyed take consecutive shots.  When I look back at the sequence, a story unfolds in a way that a single photo could not do. Take, […]

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Hint of a Trail

June 27, 2011

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One funny thing about our yard is that we have two beagle trails through it.  The other two dogs run wherever, but the beagle generally always follows the same path back and forth to the back door. I’ve shown one of them here, with a black line to show the trail.  I’ve tried to photograph […]

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Tightly Wound Up In A Blanket

June 24, 2011

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Our miniature pinscher – being such a very small dog – loves to sleep in a blanket.  He gets tightly wound up in there and it’s like peeling back an onion to get him back out.  Even in his crate at night, he buries himself into his bedding. I wash it once in a while.  He will […]

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Pray For Danger

June 18, 2011

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Our miniature pinscher has dedicated his life to protecting me from everything and everyone.  It doesn’t matter how close or far they might be, if he can see you, you are a danger to his Momma.  I think he prays for danger – he wants to show the world how rough and tough he is in […]

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Distinct Sound Of A Beagle

June 5, 2011

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One thing about beagles – they have a very distinct sound.  Our subdivision has several of them and they are easy to distinguish from the Jack Russells who get walked each night.  Beagles woo-woo, Jack Russells clack.  Our Miniature Pinscher screams as he tears around the yard.  The Labs and Golden Retrievers make little noise – I envy […]

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Lying About Dinner

May 19, 2011

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We’ve been trying unsuccessfully to get the dogs to lose weight.  We’ve restricted their food availability, decreased it and substituted pumpkin instead, and increased their exercise.  Unfortunately, this means they are often hungry.  There has been some lying going on when I get home from work as to whether their Daddy did or did not […]

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Backspace Key for My Life

May 16, 2011

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I seem to use the backspace key a lot when I’m typing.  The older I get, the more I need it too.  I’m not sure if I’ve gotten that much clumsier or am just rushing too much and typing faster than I’m spelling.  Sometimes I wish I had a backspace key to use on my life […]

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Discontinue that Feud

April 28, 2011

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Our daughter came to visit this weekend.  Since we got the miniature pinscher over three years ago, he has hated her with a passion.  There was no particular reason other than the fact she was not me.  And he wasn’t afraid to let her know that if he was only a bit bigger. . . […]

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Decline of an Old Dog

April 27, 2011

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One of the hardest things in life is when your  beloved pet  goes into a final decline at the end of their life.  This picture here is one of my Dad’s hunting dogs who was also a much loved house dog, much to his dismay.  She followed my sister and I everywhere, was housebroken and not destructive […]

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Grab The Beagle’s Attention

April 16, 2011

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Grab –  to grip the attention; to enthrall. One sure way to grab the beagle’s attention is to hand out some cuddles.  He loves his treats too, but cuddles work as well. Word for tomorrow – AFTER.  If you prefer to work ahead, see the list for the week under “A Word A Day”.  To see […]

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Action Checking Out The Yard

April 11, 2011

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Action – Something done so as to accomplish a purpose. Here’s my favorite beagle checking the perimeter of the yard.  He goes out regularly – every 15 minutes or so – to see if something changed.  You never know if that darn squirrel’s been out again!  It gives the beagle purpose as he takes action in […]

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Heads Up For Pretty Boy

April 8, 2011

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Heads -plural form of head. Although I use a computer all day at work and really should not be doing it all night at home, I enjoy my photos and writing in my journals.  Over the past few weeks, I did some head studies of one of our dogs.  The breeder we got him from […]

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Loaded For Action At All Times

April 5, 2011

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Loaded – Having a live round of ammunition in the chamber; armed. See this sweet little face?  So cute.  So adorable.  But he has a mission in life – to protect his momma from any danger that could possibly come her way.  Anyone that he can see is a potential danger.  And he will protect me to […]

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Pardon My Behavior – Again

April 3, 2011

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Pardon (from Wiktionary) – Forgiveness for an offence. My beagle’s motto is that it is easier to ask forgiveness than permission.  This applies to every area of his life, from woo-wooing in the yard to the constant demands to be let in and out, and of course, expecting treats regardless of his behavior.  He does usually […]

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Guaranteed Company For A Warm Nap

March 29, 2011

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Guaranteed (from Wiktionary) – Simple past tense and past participle of guarantee – to make something certain. When my daughter goes to take a nap, it’s guaranteed that she will not sleep alone.  How many dogs does it take?  One more than you see here – the one I shooshed away for standing there and breathing […]

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Council of Dogs

March 22, 2011

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Council (from Wiktionary) – A committee that leads or governs Her trusted council is advising my daughter on the proper way to fix and share supper.  They have no selfish motivations in their assistance and only seek for the best for everyone involved.  There were other advisors present, but my lens was not wide enough to show […]

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Near The Bee – A Little TOO Near

March 20, 2011

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Near (from Wiktionary) – physically close. So what happens when a bee gets near the dog?  It becomes a dog entertainment center.  And apparently it tastes pretty yukky too, although that has not yet stopped the dog from trying to catch them and eat them.  Thankfully he hasn’t gotten many – and he must not have […]

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Attention ** Dog Needs Attention **

March 19, 2011

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Attention (from Wiktionary) – Mental focus. Mom!  Mom!  I’m here!  I’m here!  PAY ATTENTION AND PICK ME UP.  Mom!!  Mom!!  NOW NOW NOW.  Put the camera away and pay attention to MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.  And for such a little dog, he sure can give a mean poke to the shins.  Word for tomorrow – NEAR.  If you prefer […]

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