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Chapter 81 — Old Dogs and Special People

Millie was a nice dog, polite, grateful for a walk and a scratch behind the ears. But she seemed likely to become a long-term resident at the Humane Society. Millie was old. Everyone wants a puppy, sweet, cute, energetic and … Continue reading

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Chapter 80 When You Really Need A Good Coat

What can you do when winter comes and you’ve got a great natural fur coat, water-resistant and multilayered? You can park your butt in the snow and just sit there waiting for a rabbit to hop by, that’s what. And … Continue reading

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Chapter 79 Letter to Rusty’s Mom

Rusty’s Mom, this is for you. I recently found your note among his papers. It said, “Dog’s name is Rusty. My son left him w/me and I can’t keep him – I have tried to find a home but have … Continue reading

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Ch. 78 Dog On Diet

  Rusty is on his second diet. The first one didn’t work out exactly as his human planned. He gained a couple of pounds on it. Not that Rusty was ever on board with any proposal to slim down. He … Continue reading

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Chapter 77 Old Dog, New Ills

Non-News Flash: getting old is no picnic. That’s as true for our canine cousins as it is for us. They handle it better because they don’t count the years.  Like us, when they dream, they race the wind and catch … Continue reading

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Chapter 76 — Life Tastes Good. Savor It

All the other dogs have advice for humans on how to get through life with happiness and a full food dish. There are “Advice From A Dog” t-shirts, books, dvds. Greta and Rusty want to share some points they’ve learned … Continue reading

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Chapter 75 — Barkdown at Gopher Gulch

          It was a hot, dusty day in Gopher Gulch, Texas.  Every day was  a hot, dusty day in Gopher Gulch, except during the winter, when it was cold and dusty.  Rusty trotted down Main Street.  When he put his … Continue reading

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