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Zoey’s new life

It’s been a bit over a week now since Mason died. In that time, our oth­er dog, Zoey, has gone from con­va­les­cent nurse to full-fledged com­pan­ion ani­mal. We got her four years ago to hang with Mason, to make his old age a lit­tle bet­ter. We did not expect him to live near­ly as long […]

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Mason, 1998–2013

Mason, our Stan­dard Poo­dle, died Fri­day night. We got him from his breed­er when he was ten months old, and he was our dog until he died, just one month shy of his fif­teenth birth­day. Dur­ing his long life he sur­vived inflam­ma­to­ry bow­el dis­ease, a par­a­lyzed lar­ynx, can­cer and a cou­ple bouts with pneu­mo­nia. We […]

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Burr-tastic Hike

We took advan­tage of the Labor Day week­end to take the whole fam­i­ly on a hike at Clin­ton Lake. Every­one had fun, includ­ing the two dogs. We spent most of Mon­day evening pick­ing burrs out of both poo­dles, as you can tell from the pic­tures.