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The power of a soft touch

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” –Leo Buscaglia. That same power of a soft touch pertains to dogs as well. I thought it was about time […]

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the hour of separation

Our pretty girl, Pearl (Donegal’s Sprinkling Kisses) will no longer be adding her special light to our lives. We lost her suddenly on January 8th. She leaves us with many happy memories.  Oct. 22, 2002 – Jan. 8, 2015 “…love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran When I’m a […]

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gold in its pocket

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop “Pearl” “Austin” I thought it was time Pearl and Austin had some ‘face time’ so here they are in golden autumn splendour — inside a pocket of gold. Both images were taken in the same spot within minutes of one […]

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Do you Tip?

They’re looking rather scruffy aren’t they? Actually since I took this photo, Pearl (on the left) has been to the groomers. Her coat type is entirely different from Austin’s and is a constant struggle to maintain. We decided to take her to a groomer for a bath and a nice comb-out. She’s 11 and this […]

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Good Samaritans

Good samaritans abound in my circle of life these days. Because I’m so busy lately and because my dogs are not getting the kind of attention & exercise they’re used to, I’ve hired someone to help out with the dogs. On Monday, the fellow who had my male Australian Shepherd, Austin, ended up losing him. […]

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