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a tale of two dogs

In August of last year, we adopted a 150 lb. behemoth of a dog.  This, despite the fact that we already had three dogs (and three cats), and we live in a small house.  I will be the first to … Continue reading

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we got six. that’s all there is.

My children have never known a home without pets.  There have always been at least two in the house. When my older daughter Beth was born, we had our cats Loki and Freya (who were littermates), as well as our dogs … Continue reading

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“animals are smarter than you think”

Such is the premise of this National Geographic article from a few years ago.  Almost every owner will tell you that their dog understands them, but if you have a border collie, that may be more true than you might … Continue reading

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how to speak dog: lesson #4

The fourth in a series to help you better communicate with your canine Friends.   Bonjour!  Welcome to your next lesson (derived from Lost Dogs, my upcoming young adult sci-fi novel) on how to speak Dog.  You have, of course, … Continue reading

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how to speak dog: lesson #3

The third in a series to help you better communicate with your canine Friends.   Guten Tag!  Once again, we come together for another lesson on how to speak Dog (if you missed the first and second lessons, please review … Continue reading

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august

On a cold, snowy day, I invite you to think of another time, not too long from now: August.  Kent Island.   Empty blue sky with a fine skiff of white way up high.   Heat that engulfs you, envelops … Continue reading

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how to speak dog: lesson #2

The second in a series to help you better communicate with your canine Friends.   ¡Hola!  I take it you’ve read the introduction and taken the first lesson in this series?  If not, go do that now: the rest of … Continue reading

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how to speak dog: introduction and lesson #1

The first in a series to help you better communicate with your canine Friends.   Welcome!  I am assuming you have come to this page because you are interested in dogs and wish to learn how better to understand and converse with them.  What … Continue reading

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“a dog’s purpose”

As I’m writing a novel about dogs, I’ve been trying to find and read similar works, motivated mostly by the desire to avoid doing stuff that’s already been done.  Some of the books have been terrible; some have been interesting … Continue reading

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looking back, looking ahead

2013 was a good year for my budding writer career: I started (in earnest) drafting Lost Dogs, my next work; I learned a lot at the Bay to Ocean conference and I joined the Eastern Shore Writers Association; I sold … Continue reading

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