Archive for the Doggies Category


Crack Puppy Tremors — Our Hearts Are on the Ground

The addictive Crack Puppy is the cutest puppy in the universe and has brought us enormous joy since we got her six months ago. But… For as long as I can remember, she had this funny habit. She’d be lying next to you and then one of her legs would jerk a few times. Sooooo […]

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I Usually Like Old People, But Peeing on the Moosedawg’s Gate Crosses the Line…

My grandparents saved my life when I was a teenager. So I have always had a deep affection for old people. I try to be patient with them, show them respect, and help them whenever I can. But there is this one old man who lives near me. And I have thoughts of kicking his […]

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Christmas Torch, er, Antlers, Passed to a New Generation of Dawgs

The Christmas torch, well, I mean antlers, was passed to a new generation last night as we decorated our Christmas tree. This is almost certainly the last Christmas for the 13-year-old, almost deaf and nearly blind Moosedawg, so it had to happen. Every year for as long as I can remember, part of my son […]

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The Enormous Power of Cute

You get away with a lot if you are cute. I don’t say this from personal experience, even though “cute” is the highest rating I ever received on the “looks” scale. I say this in reference to the Crack Puppy. If you have followed this blog at all, you know that we own Ling Ling […]

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Maggot-related Moosedawg Dodges Death Sentence

If you missed the evening news, you might not know the end of the world happened tonight. Well, in truth, it was far more serious than that. What happened was that — okay, women readers, you should stop reading now and go buy shoes or something — we found a maggot on the hall tile […]

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Crack Puppy Walkies

“It’s a nice day. Why don’t you get some exercise and go walk the dogs. Take Ling Ling, too,” says the GM of Finance. Ugh. Walking the 100-pound semi-deaf, going-blind Moosedawg by himself is easy enough. Sure, for the first 100 yards or so he tries to drag me. But over the last 13 years, […]

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Moosedawg on Stilts and a Crack Puppy Rabbit

In May, I thought Buddy the Moosedawg, at 12, was about to kark it. Mentally and physically he was losing it. But this week he’s running on testosterone like a teenager. He’s trying to do his spinning, snarling whirling dervish of death and destruction impression. Granted, he used to do it at about 9000 rpms, […]

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