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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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Chapter 73 If You Shoot Your Arrows at The Moon, At Least They Won’t Go Into the Bush

           Rusty has aspirations.  He aims high.  Of course, when you’re 18 inches tall, almost any goal seems high from your perspective.           Rusty wants to be the toughest, most macho  Cocker Spaniel in the neighborhood, the town or maybe … Continue reading

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Chapter 71 — New Guy in Greta’s Life

              Greta has  thoughts about sharing her home and life with another dog.   Her thoughts  run along the lines of,  “Son of a human!  What did I  do to deserve this?”           Greta makes a good point that … Continue reading

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