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  • In Memory Of Pluto

    In Memory Of Pluto

    When I was still dating my wife Rhiannon she rescued a 3-legged black Labrador Retriever. He was a foster dog from Safe Harbor Lab Rescue who was being fostered at the dog daycare that my wife was running her grooming business out of. He was...

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  • Goodbye To A Special Dog

    Goodbye To A Special Dog

    Copenhagen, or “Cope” for short, was a part of my life ever since my future wife and I started dating over ten years ago. Nearly half of my wife’s life was spent with Cope. It’s strange not having her around anymore, but she lived so...

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  • The Adventures Of Bob, The 8-Inch-High, Plastic German Shepherd (Chapter 7)

    The Adventures Of Bob, The 8-Inch-High, Plastic German Shepherd (Chapter 7)

    7 The water fountain was now perched on the top of a glacier, with nothing but a 200-foot, 45-degree sheet of ice below, and a thin, rocky ledge above. Dramatic scenery aside, Bob was not impressed. He seemed to be in a deep channel between...

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  • The Adventures Of Bob, The 8-Inch-Tall, Plastic German Shepherd (Chapter 6)

    The Adventures Of Bob, The 8-Inch-Tall, Plastic German Shepherd (Chapter 6)

    6               Bob opened his eyes. He had “landed” in a clump of small bushes. Through the branches he could see a man with a long white beard pounding nails into the bottom hull of a ship. A few younger men were on top...

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  • The Adventures Of Bob, The 8-Inch-High, Plastic German Shepherd (Chapter 5)

    The Adventures Of Bob, The 8-Inch-High, Plastic German Shepherd (Chapter 5)

    5 When Bob opened his eyes he was surrounded by trees. It was your typical eastern United States deciduous forest: about a quarter chestnut, with maple, beech, ash, birch, oak, and Bob’s favorite, flowering dogwood, filling in the rest. “Chestnut, huh?” he thought, reminding him...

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  • The Adventures Of Bob, The 8-Inch-High, Plastic German Shepherd (Chapter 4)

    The Adventures Of Bob, The 8-Inch-High, Plastic German Shepherd (Chapter 4)

    4 When Bob opened his eyes a subtle wisp of smoke dissipated off his back and a slight smell of singed fur entered his nostrils. He looked himself over the best he could and didn’t find any damage. He guessed the dinosaurs must not have...

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  • The Adventures Of Bob, The 8-Inch-High, Plastic German Shepherd (Chapter 3)

    The Adventures Of Bob, The 8-Inch-High, Plastic German Shepherd (Chapter 3)

    3 Bob tumbled face first into a lush pillow of plants. Completely buried in the foliage he struggled to regain his footing. Confused and disoriented he started to panic and soon was frantically trying to chew his way out. He eventually broke free leaving a...

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  • The Case Against Designer Dogs

    The Case Against Designer Dogs

    Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Puggles, Cockapoos, Shih-poos, Schnoodles, Chugs, and Morkies—all just a few examples of the disturbing trend of designer dogs. By doing a simple online search for Labradoodles in Colorado I found puppies ranging from a ridiculous $995 to a downright retarded $2695. While millions...

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  • The Adventures Of Bob, The 8-Inch-High, Plastic German Shepherd (Chapter 2)

    The Adventures Of Bob, The 8-Inch-High, Plastic German Shepherd (Chapter 2)

    2 Suppressing trepidation Bob walked over to the shiny water fountain and smelled around its base, acting as though it could lash out at him at any moment. It had no smell beyond whatever chrome smells like. If anyone could imagine the perfect drinking fountain,...

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  • The Adventures Of Bob, The Eight-Inch-High, Plastic German Shepherd (chapter 1)

    The Adventures Of Bob, The Eight-Inch-High, Plastic German Shepherd (chapter 1)

    (Author’s note: If you have not read the introduction, go back to the homepage and get yourself caught up.) 1 It was early morning. A faint, neon-blue light was beginning to outline the horizon. Bob was sprawled out in his dog house in deep sleep....

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