Author Archives: The Admiral

Moose Farm

Funny thing about Facebook. It reminds you of days long gone. Today, it reminded me of camping at the Moose Farm. I don’t recall how long ago this was. Facebook tells me it was in 2009. Some co-workers had recently … Continue reading

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One year

There are few days throughout the year that mean much to me. October 3rd is one of them. It’s the day I said goodbye to Josie. Here I am, a year later, and I still can’t believe she is gone. … Continue reading

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Dogs that love clutter

My house is in a constant state of clutter. At times, it tends to accumulate on the couches. Back in 2010, I had two. What usually happened was one was completely empty, the other was filled with junk. Guess which one … Continue reading

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This won’t end well

Years and years ago, as I settled into bed for the evening, I looked on the floor to see if Bear and Josie had settled down. They had, but I was pretty sure it wouldn’t work out well for Josie. … Continue reading

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Piglet

I’ve been back to the dog shop that helped me figure out what to feed Josie a handful of times since she passed. Although I haven’t frequented it as much as I would like to, I have followed their story … Continue reading

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Water dog

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As you might recall, none of my previous dogs have been water dogs. In fact, they were adamantly not water dogs.  But that doesn’t mean we don’t have one in the family.…

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Winter’s past

I’m from New York.  That means I expect snow in December.  However, I live in Virginia. That means I expect temperatures ranging from 80 to 20 in December.  I’ve adapted. But I still remember the one December that was awesome. … Continue reading

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A new chapter

Shortly after learning of Josie’s nasal tumor, I accepted the fact that she would leave us sooner rather than later. Knowing that, and knowing this is a dog’s house, I knew it wasn’t a matter of if, but when to … Continue reading

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Fetch

A few days ago, some old pictures of Josie popped up on my Facebook page. Apparently, 6 years earlier I had given her a tennis ball and shared it with my world of friends. It reminded me of playing fetch … Continue reading

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It’s cold out there

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Growing up, my family had a dog. She taught me a lot about dogs: they hate blankets, like to be left alone and run away a lot. Josie re-taught me that dogs are so much more. First, she loved snuggling. And … Continue reading

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