Category Archives: Humane Society

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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Chapter 50 — Green-Eyed Toller

  Greta is suspicious.  From the  perspective of a mostly Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, the situation looks like this:  every Thursday afternoon, her person disappears for several hours and comes back smelling of other dogs. Greta sniffs me over, … Continue reading

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Chapter 42 — New Dog in the Mix

The first time Greta met Bailey, Bailey greeted her with bared teeth, a lunge to the end of the leash and a serious growl.  The next time Greta encountered  Bailey, Greta greeted the other dog with open jaws and a … Continue reading

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Chapter 37 — Lost Dog in Short Grass

It was a happenstance.  One Sunday,  the weather was not particularly inviting, but I share Greta’s  restlessness when we are too long cooped up inside.    I decided to take her for a walk around the nearby environmental center.  We happened … Continue reading

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Chapter 30 — A Dog’s Best Friend

Sometimes, man is a dog’s best friend. Ron, my late husband, had been part of Greta’s new family  when we brought her home from the Carroll County Humane Society in 2006.  http://www.carr.org/humane/  He petted her and occasionally walked her, but … Continue reading

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Chapter 24 — Digression for Death

This chapter was supposed to be about meeting Mike, but that story will await another day and another posting.  We digress because, on a recent sun-suffused, quiet Sunday afternoon, Greta fought and killed a groundhog. If I needed a reminder … Continue reading

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Chapter 13 — Runaway

In the first month after Ron’s death, I walked through the empty days without being able to tell at day’s end where I had begun and where ended.  All the busyness of the funeral that helped stave off the reality … Continue reading

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