My Persistent Pup: A Lesson on Prayer

My shadow now comes in the form of a black Labrador Retriever.  The intensity of Adi’s shadowing changes about an hour before her dinner-time.  At this point, nothing deters her from following me step for step.  Each time I look at her, she gives me a look that says, “Remember me. I need fed.”  Regardless …

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Snow, Squirrels, and a Southern Pup: A Lesson on Understanding

At two years of age, my southern pup had limited experience with snow.  As Adi explored our property the morning after her first big winter storm, she saw the familiar coated in the unfamiliar.  Her nose had to dig under seven inches of snow to find everyday smells.  The wood pile that once seemed a …

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Drop

When your dog’s breed contains the word “retriever,” you anticipate that your pup will love a good game of fetch.  What I didn’t realize was how much my retriever would also enjoy carrying things around in her mouth.  On any given day you’ll find her carrying various shoes, socks, stuffed animals, rope toys, gloves, balls …

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Burrs

A Coat of Forgiveness- One of my memories of our Brittany Spaniel is of the burrs that would entangle themselves in her coat after a hunt with my father and brothers.  Eventually, one of us would need to sit down and painstakingly work these burrs out of her long red and white fur.  The first …

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