Tag Archives: Golden Retriever

My new best friend.

At least once a day someone – usually me – makes the slip of the tongue, which may actually be a slip of the heart. “Chloe”, we say, fully intending to summon Lily. Ah, it is hard to let go, … Continue reading

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Family Album: Pet Friendly Weekend

After our third wave of house guests, we’re calling it Hotel Lily. It works like this: they can check in any time they like, but we can never leave. No one’s complaining – especially not Lily! We love having this … Continue reading

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Summer ends; new beginnings.

Is there anything more fleeting than summer? Question for God: Why, the very moment summer begins, do you begin stealing a minute of its light at each end of the day? Good thing Lily pounced on it from the get-go … Continue reading

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Lockdown, Lily-style.

The rest of us would welcome a change at this point. “But why?” wonders Lily. “Things couldn’t be better!” Every day begins with new adventures just beyond the gate: an endless array of bunnies, lizards, gophers and squirrels to hunt … Continue reading

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Hitting the paws button.

A funny thing happened while we waited for the wheels to fall off. I know it’s been chaos for some and tragedy for others, but for us, with our unimportant and insignificant place in the universe, we’ve somehow washed up … Continue reading

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I’ll love you fur-ever.

I know how you’re supposed to fill in the blank. But I’m no Dorothy. My go-to rejoinder for “There’s no place like ________________” is “the next place on the map, please.”. My favorite trip is the one I’m planning during … Continue reading

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Teen Angst.

As if we hadn’t dealt with it already x 4, we’ve got teens in our midst. These two are getting their combs and feeling their oats: Edith, the Buff Orpington: And Willa, the Salmon Faverolle: At two months of age, … Continue reading

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Here. And there.

The gallivanting continued, apace. The 20,000 step mark was duly broken, as was, more than somewhat coincidentally, my inferior-issue body. But no matter, we had a whirlwind girls’ week to finish up, and did so in style. Toughest item on … Continue reading

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Day-by-Day Lily

It’s all Lily, all the time.¬†Twelve Lily-packed days so far: She peed outside! Yay! She pooped in her crate. Boo! She’s so loving! Yay! Wait, she just flayed my arm with those shark teeth. Boo! She’s perfect! No – she’s … Continue reading

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The Golden Standard.

There’s a saying for when you take something perfect and try to improve upon it. This, of course, was perfection: Chloe left us almost a year ago, followed by her sister, Soho, and nothing has been quite the same since. … Continue reading

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