Category Archives: For the Love of Dogs

Patience with Puppy Mill Pups

Patience with Puppy Mill Pups I am not patient. It is not a quality I developed. In fact, I stand by Carrie Fisher’s statement that, “the only problem with instant gratification, is that it takes too damn long.” Last month … Continue reading

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Having Faith

Having Faith   Five letters. Monosyllabic. Still, FAITH is a big word.   It is a noun and means “complete trust or confidence in someone or something.”   The smallest of her litter, my Bernese Mountain Dog was named “Faith.” … Continue reading

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It’s More Than a Dog Walk

I’ve written about this before. . . when I walk my dogs, it’s more than a dog walk. It’s a commitment to engage with my neighbors and my community. I wish I’d taken a picture tonight. Faith, Booker, Gus, Daisy, … Continue reading

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Just One More Soldier

Faith, my Bernese Mountain Dog, does not like hearing the doorbell ring.  Nor, does she like knocking on the door.  (Halloween is not our favorite holiday.)  So, to avoid any added angst, we posted this sign on our front gate. … Continue reading

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Unconditional Love — Taught by Dogs

The Only Value – Unconditional Love By Julie Hooker 27 April 2014   Hobbits have second breakfast, on the weekend, we have second walk.   Today, on second walk, I thought about the 373 values I narrowed down to sixteen. … Continue reading

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My First Post

I love dogs.

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