100 Word Challenge: Spoil

Sunday is a very special day at our house and no, it’s not because of the Super Bowl. None of the teams I cheer for made it through the playoffs… bygones. No, Feb. 2 is the 7th anniversary of bringing home my little Lab, my little Misfit Toy, Asta – her adoption day. She had […]

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Photo hike: a dog’s eye view

In the 27 years that the Mister and I have been married, we’ve had several dogs. Most of which were “supposedly” water dogs. Labradors! They were retrievers, as in retrieving water fowl on duck hunts. Each one of them was deathly afraid of getting wet. Trying to bathe them was an exercise in futility. We got wetter […]

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Second puppyhood

When doctors removed the pin in my mini Lab, Asta’s leg (that’s her with me in my sidebar), it did more than relieve what must have been incredible pain, it also apparently unleashed her second puppyhood. She seems happier, livelier and eager to play. Once her activity restrictions were relaxed a little, all she wanted […]

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Backyard garden: iPhone edition

On Monday, The Boy and I roadtripped to Auburn University with Asta. She was seen by a team (yeah, a team) of veterinary students and the orthopedic vet she saw previously in Pensacola. They were trying to determine the next course of action in her treatment. The migrating pin in her leg was causing more […]

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Off the beaten path

I’ve mentioned before how much I love having a state park practically in my backyard. I can hike and kayak there, and with my annual pass, it’s some of the best money I’ve ever spent. With Spring Break still in full swing, I’m staying close to home to avoid both the beach crowds and insane […]

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Taking it to the streets

In lieu of a photo hike Saturday, Mister went with me to the Big City to take our little Asta to see a specialist about her injured hip. Our vet sent us with a referral to an orthopedic doc to get a second option about whether the pin holding the break together could be removed. […]

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