Tag Archives: Dogs

Sasha

A few months ago the light in her eyes began to dim. Some of the fog that darkened her world was the hazy veil of cataracts that obscured more and more of her vision, but most of the clouds that … Continue reading

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Dog door

The chore was two years overdue, maybe three. One late winter afternoon that was sunny if not warm, I dismounted the right half of the garage double-door, laid it across a pair of sawhorses, measured and marked it with yardstick … Continue reading

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Dog dreams

Dog dreams These cool nights of early autumn unwrap dream presents, untying the ribbons of my first deep and restful sleep since midsummer’s soggy wool blanket of hot and heavy air smothered the North Country and tucked in for a … Continue reading

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Aye: A folktale of a dog and her master

Aye: A folktale of a dog, and her master The story comes from Scotland, a hundred years ago, and the dog is a border collie. The lesson, and the sentiment, however, go to the heart of every bird dog owner. … Continue reading

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Good day in Dakota

A good day in South Dakota, November 2016. Six hunters, three dogs, 18 roosters. From left to right: Abbey, Ty, and Sam. Over the Gang members are Cy, Dennis, Fred, Ken, and Bob. Not pictured: The Old Coot. Abbey offered … Continue reading

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Canine cabin fever

In the two weeks of sub-zero weather that followed the descent of an Arctic front upon the North Country in January, the wild antics of my French spaniels Abbey and Sasha have destroyed my cherished belief in the legendary canine-human … Continue reading

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Bells and Whistles

I like them all – pointers, setters, retrievers, spaniels – what have you. I’ve had good ones and bad of several kinds. Most of the bad ones were my fault and most of the good ones would have been good … Continue reading

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