Monday, January 30, 2017

Dixie coming back to me

DIXIE BEFORE SHE BEGAN GAINING WEIGHT.
Dixie has a few advantages over Lady, our late mutt. The main one involves Lady getting away. If you dropped Lady's leash, she was gone. You'd spend the afternoon chasing her around the neighborhood.

You drop Dixie's leash and she'll either stay right with you, or she'll come charging back to you when you call to her.

Lady's big advantage was helping me take out the trash. Lady, a snow-dog type, would pull mightily if needed. It felt like a little tractor was pulling me. Dixie's getting better, though. When we took out the trash barrel today, Dixie stayed in a straight line, and she tried hard to help me pull (as hard as a fat, three-legged beagle can pull).

The negative for both dogs is boredom. A bored Dixie tore up a bunch of paper in the living room the other night.

Still, Dixie tries hard to please me, and Lady rarely did. But she was a sweet girl the last few years of her life.

NOTE: Lady passed on Sept. 17, 2016.



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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Posts you won't see on Twitter anymore

SOME POSTS ABOUT LADY ARE TOO PAINFUL.
There are several old Dog Blog posts I can't use any more when I post on Twitter. And that's because Lady passed on Sept. 17, 2016.

Take these, for instance:


#dogs Powerful once more (at least for one day) #dog


#dogs Lady is a playing-in-the-snow kind of dog #dog

#dogs Is Lady a chow? A collie? Or something else? (Hint: She's part chow) #dog 
http://tg-dog-blog.blogspot.com/2012/09/is-she-chow-collie.html

#dogs She's becoming a real Lady #dog 

That "powerful" post was written about four months before Lady died. Now, it seems inappropriate ... and sad.

I don't even like posting this one:

#dogs No dog? Perish the thought #dog

There are other Dog Blog posts I don't feel comfortable with anymore, but these are the most obvious. Oh, I'll post about Lady from time to time, but these posts won't go out there.

Still, they will remain on the blog for folks to read. She's gone but certainly not forgotten.

NOTE: Lady passed on Sept. 17, 2016.




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(a book of great stories about the Intimidator)
(the book of great NASCAR stories)