Posts Tagged moosedawg


Wire Dog

(This happy Moosedawg story is republished because it went missing from the blog, for some technoid reason. FYI, the Moosedawg had to be put down last year. Sniff). Don’t get me wrong. I still love the 13-year-old Moosedawg. His deaf ears. His cataract eyes. His enormous tumor. And his big ol’ heart. It’s just that, […]

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Halloween Memories Involving Orson Welles and the Great Pumpkin

  I saw Christmas trees at the mall this week, so Halloween must be just around the corner. When I was a kid growing up in Norman, I was actively involved in Halloween. First in the cute, trick-or-treat kind of kiddie way, and then in the throw-eggs-and-be-a-ratbag-teenager kind of way. As parents, we were never […]

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10 Sights, Smells and Sounds of Christmas Time in NZ

1.You would need a crowbar to force anything bigger than a raisin into the fridge. Leftovers rule. 2. Naps also rule. And, I hate to brag at Christmas, but Junior and I may well have set a world tag-team Nap Off record. I cranked off a 90-minute nap that lasted until the Missus just could […]

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Happy 1st Birthday Crack Puppy!

Woot! Happy Birthday Ling Ling III! Yay for the Crack Puppy! To anyone who feels compelled to mention that, technically, at age 2 3/4, Ling Ling is no longer still a “puppy”, we make these legal points: 1) We have only owned Ling Ling for one year 2) Hence we are celebrating her 1st Birthday […]

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Rats!

“New Zealand is the most beautiful place on Earth.” This is said a lot, and it is 100% true. What is NOT said a lot is that New Zealand has some serious rats. Not switchblade carrying, eye-patch wearing rats like you see in New York City. No, these are cuter rats that sort of look […]

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Terror Duck and the Medicated Crack Puppy

A wild duck must have had malfunctions in his GPS and thrusters this morning, because he ended up on our front deck. Which wasn’t that big a deal until the Crack Puppy and the Moosedawg went out to pee. Immediately upon sighting the Terror Duck, Crack Puppy went into the rat-a-tat, 10,000-barks-per-minute frenzy that so […]

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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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