Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Smile

I saw Dave yesterday and he looked terrific. Every inch of him was smiling. With that underbite on full display, he wiggled down Dr. Miller’s hallway and into her office. I was working on Peachey at the time, but even … Continue reading

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I Just Need a Jack

Descriptions of the Boxer breed include words like “self-assured”, “playful”, and “curious”. Iris, the 10-year old Boxer I met a few weeks ago, didn’t exhibit any of these characteristics. She was shy, fearful and skittish. And with good reason. Iris … Continue reading

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Whistle, Whistle, Bark!

A few months ago, Kathy and I went to my family reunion in Ohio. It was a great four days touring my hometown and seeing cousins and aunts and uncles. While I flew back to Tucson, Kathy continued on to … Continue reading

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Moving the Furniture

Since Travis lost his vision, we’ve made a concerted effort not to move the furniture or leave items on the floor where he might trip or become confused. Today, we moved the furniture, figuratively speaking. We have a smallish courtyard … Continue reading

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The Eyes Don’t Have It

I’m worried about Travis. Something in his eyes is changing.  It’s not his eyes, really, it’s the set of his eyes, the sharpness of his stare that’s telling me to pay attention. It’s been a long few months for the pack. … Continue reading

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Dave

Today I met a dog named Dave. He was lying on a folded-up comforter in Dr. Miller’s office when I arrived to work on Peachey. Dave was shy, with a slight tremble. I could tell he was an older dog (he’s 11), with … Continue reading

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