Archive for the 'Dogs' Category

New Year’s Down Maine

Happy New Year to all you Grin and Grumble readers! I hope that 2010 is a happy and prosperous one for you all. We kicked off the new year in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Reluctant to leave our charge at home, we went to a pet-friendly hotel called Inn By The Sea. Dempsey was beside himself–he […]

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Summer’s Closing

Such a strange summer. I have spent much time on the ocean each summer since I was five. We are fortunate to live nice beautiful beaches and coastline. On the water is where I smile widely. This summer, because of increased prices at marinas and high fuel prices, we kept the boat out of the […]

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It’s a Dempsey World

Right out of the gate, I’ll admit it: Our lab Dempsey is spoiled. He receives a lot of affection, is alone very little, and gets a bunch of exercise. That said, we work hard to make the hard-headed canine remember his place in the pack. You see, Dempsey, even closing in on two years, is […]

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Dog Days

Okay, that last post was serious. Here’s something a bit lighter that the Swimmers probably wouldn’t find interesting. Body of man, head of dog. A dog-headed man. Or is it a human-legged dog? The epitome of anthropomorphism. It’s really just Dempsey deciding he wanted to be on top of me. It was taken over the […]

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In Trouble With Teacher?

Dempsey the dog has been going to puppy day care. He’s a bull-headed yellow lab with the proverbial short man’s complex. He’s been going to puppy day care a few days a week for probably three weeks now. We weren’t sure if he was going to do well. He’s “full of himself” as the dog […]

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Dog Marketers

Today we received a voicemail that ties in nicely with the last post about our dog Dempsey. A woman left a message “for” Demspey, encouraging him to tell his parents that there was a new doggie playground opening up. She said where it was and indicated they were having a playgroup tomorrow. It made me […]

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Not quite children

At the ripe old age of 35, many of my contemporaries have kids. I don’t. For those adults who don’t choose to go the child route, I think many have pets. I know, they’re not the same. They can be fun though. Especially dogs. Our dog is to the left. He hurt his leg and […]

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