Category Archives: Labrador retrievers

Chapter 51 — Squeaky Toy Joy

Here’s to the inventor of squeaky toys for dogs!  May he or she make a million dollars.  Disclaimer:   I have no stock, financial interest or other potential financial benefit from the manufacture of squeaky toys.  I just know how … Continue reading

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Chapter 19 — Mostly Lab? Well, Maybe Not

Greta has a new identity. To begin back at the beginning of Greta’s story, she  probably knew her birth mother, at least until she was weaned.  But she would have been just four to seven weeks old at the time, … Continue reading

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Chapter 19 — Some Huntin’ Dog in There Somewhere

  Dogs carry their heritage in their size, the coloring and length of their coats, the shape of their muzzles and the length of their ears, just like we do.   Greta’s appearance  showed that one of her  parents was a … Continue reading

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Chapter 15 — Greta’s Formal Education

Dogs are a lot like people.  If you greet others of your species with growls and barking, you have a good chance of getting growled and barked at in return.  Greta did not know this. Greta met women with tail-thumping … 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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Chapter 12 — Nothing More We Can Do

  February, 2007.   There was nothing more the hospital could do for Ron.  We contacted hospice, as the medical people had been urging us to do.  We learned that if he went into hospice, there could be no attempted rehabilitation, … Continue reading

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Chapter 11 — Superwoman is Away From Her Desk Right Now

I believe Greta  understood that Ron wasn’t home.   Someday, when they find a way to translate English into Dog,  I’ll explain that her play times became shorter and I left her alone longer because I needed to be  with him … Continue reading

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