Good grass!

Ray has not been particularly active this past summer. I am guessing that having a thick double-coat in hot and humid conditions is a significant factor. Who knows what impact his tumor had on him earlier and, of course, he is not getting any younger. Continue reading

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Adopting Ray?

We often stop and chat with other dog owners when out with Ray on his walks. The conversations typically revolve around age and the dog’s background, and it is surprising how often we meet another “rescued” dog!

Sometimes I am asked how Ray and I met, or what made me decide to adopt him. I immediately relate the story that, contrary to what most people assume, Ray in fact adopted me. Continue reading

“I am your dog”

Every now and then I come across a comment,  a short story, a poem, or some other expression of life … that makes an emotional impact. I tend to save such writings because, who knows, there may come an opportunity to share such writings in the hope that a reader/listener may also experience an emotional impact.  What follows is such a piece, and it is attributed to a J. D. Ellis. Continue reading

Ray – Decision Maker?

Our home is in need of some roof work and so, as is my practise, I invited quotes/estimates from three companies who had high BBB ratings.

Whenever a stranger comes to our home, we have to advise them in advance of possible reactions from Ray because, while he is Mr. Congeniality when out on walks, he is very protective when on “his territory”.  Continue reading