Pet Playland

The dog park.  An amusement park for canines, the suburbian playground for papered, rescued, loved four-legged family members to run unencumbered with no leashes, no pressures.  And no bias to sex, size, race, color, breed.  Lucky we are, to have our local taxes pay for this place we frequent, walk, visit, admire the views, say …

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Doggy Diligence

After losing 16 year old Annie, we are on the search for another Aussie to keep Zoe company.  And what a process it is to get "approved" to adopt a new dog from the aussie rescue group, even though we got Zoe from them when she was but 3 months.   After completing the lengthy online application, …

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Maxx & Annie & Zoe & Us

OK, so maybe it wasn't such a great idea for the family to watch Marley & Me last weekend, our first night back in the house after putting Annie to sleep.  Funny, sweet, sentimental, and so sad at the end you know is coming, but a bit more graphic than I expected.  But, a far more …

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Annie, Farewell

  Annie, you came into our lives On your one-year birthday So fearful, so quiet, so timid Learning the way of family life And friendship And joy From Maxx, Watching carefully, Then accepting, loving, no longer hiding.   Your favorite days Were always a run on the beach, Chasing the birds, the dogs, the spirits …

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16 Going on 112?

My oldest girl Annie turns 16 today! Annie has lived with us since her first birthday--shy at first, extremely fearful of males, she didn't know how to play or walk or talk...er, bark.   Annie was the second Australian Shepherd to join our family, she quickly became a favorite for all our guests.  Annie is a beautiful blue …

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