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Heartbroken

July 11, 2011

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Last week, our Cookie dog was acting a little strange so I made an appointment at our local vet. There was nothing physically apparent to the vet and after describing mainly behavioral symptoms she suggested some options for anxiety medicine. I knew that wouldn’t be necessary – she was just acting a little strange – […]

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Cookie dog inspired Haiku

July 9, 2011

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A Big Toothy Grin Rhythmic wagging of your tail Always so playful Never a word said She does know more than we think and waits patiently Ever faithful friend Watchful eyes over children Cookie Dog – we love Do you have a charismatic furry family member? What is their name?

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Three kids, a tripod, and a camera timer.

April 14, 2011

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Have you ever had dinner on the porch? Have you ever picked your nose at the table? Have you ever pretended your hands were binoculars with ultra-violet-batman-night-vision goggles? Did you know that a tripod and a camera’s self timer could be THIS FUN? Nope…  They didn’t either… How do you make meal times fun? What […]

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3 kids + double stroller + border collie = 5K?

April 12, 2011

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I’m not sure what I was thinking when I agreed to do a 5K with a good friend. I ran cross country in high school – and sheesh – it was only 3 miles right? Wow. 3 miles is A LOT FARTHER than I remembered… Especially during the last mile… When I found myself pushing […]

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“Say Cheese!”

January 20, 2011

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What is making you smile today? What do you think would be a fun caption for this picture? (I was also thinking “What? Is there something in my teeth?)

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Our four legged family member

January 5, 2011

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Cookie is our 6 year old border collie and red healer. And she has taught me more about life and character than anyone I know.   complete patience. total forgiveness. heartfelt enthusiasm. unconditional love. Ok Mom – a little help here? … Do you have a four-legged family member? We have been so blessed to […]

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Our Cookie-dog

January 14, 2010

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When our “Cookie-dog” was a puppy, (back in those pre-children days!), I would take her shopping to Pet Smart. On one of these trips, I stopped in the book aisle (surprised aren’t you) to look at books about training border collies.  When I turned around, my little 12 week old puppy was sitting  there with […]

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