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Doggy Ghost Stories

I was just reading Darcie’s blog at thedishbydarcie.com and it got me thinking about my own special doggie loss and its sequelae. Frenzy was an Australian shepherd that I shepherded into this world with the able assistance of her mother Luna. From the earliest days in the litter box she stood out – she had incredibly violet eyes that would bore into you. She was also very cute and very funny; even in a world of funny Aussie puppies she

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Luna on the road

I sent Luna on her way today. She rallied on the prednisone for a few days and then returned to her enfeebled condition, struggling to breathe, acting out of it, uninterested in food. We will miss her. Farewell, sweet girl. Enjoy your sheep and groundhogs and freedom over there.

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Dempsey RIP

Dempsey was my niece Katy’s Aussie, who died suddenly in 2008. He was her constant companion, and his departure hit Katy hard. I’m happy to report that she now has another Aussie, Remy, who will never replace Dempsey but will share his energy and Katy’s and contribute to the whole. Long live Dempsey!

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Dogs can break your heart

but we know that. These days, people live for 70 to 100 years. Dogs are alive for 8 to 16 years. The difference in the numbers is so great that there’s no real correspondence. WHY would a human bring a dog home to share home and love for 10 years (I’ll use that as median, ok?)? Gee, here’s this crazy, wild puppy, who we’ll manage with great sacrifice to raise to become a calm, faithful adult in 2 or 3

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