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Monthly Archive for November, 2011

Thanksgiving Demolition

We went down to Virginia for Thanksgiving.  The weather’s better. Actually, we went because my brother has just bought a new house, the culmination of a two-year search, and I was DYING of curiosity.  And “we” means myself and my mother; B and Jackson went to spend the holiday with his parents, because they wanted […]

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Our front hallway needs something. Paint?  Yes.  But not that. Windows?  Yeah, but it’s a central hall so that’s impossible. Pictures?  Artwork?  Okay, yes, that too, but that will come later. Furniture?  But — it’s so small! But what home doesn’t need a dedicated spot near the front door for gloves and keys?  And hats?  […]

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Happy Birthday, B!

B is very, very old today.  So old that I won’t mention it in public.  I’ve bought him an engraved cane, so that he can shake it at those kids with their skateboards, and Jackson is learning to fetch his slippers.  (Jackson is getting better and better at the “fetch” part, but he still prefers […]

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Animal on Animal Print

I got out Jackson’s winter beds the other night. Yes, our dog has winter beds.  No, we have not owned him through a winter yet.  I was thinking ahead.  (Or, “spoiling him.”  Depending on who you ask.)  He has a bed in every room, so that he has a spot of his own; knowing where […]

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Spinet Desk, Pt 1

I made a Craigslist purchase today.  I saw this little spinet desk while browsing last night and thought, “Wow, that’s cheap.  I bet I could polish that up and turn a bit of a profit.” And then when I got there this afternoon and saw it, I thought, “Maybe I’ll keep that.” It’s petite, even […]

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Small Dogs Survive Jackson’s Visit

When I picked Jackson up at doggie daycare tonight, they told me that he’d spent the day in the small dogs’ room.  I was so startled that I didn’t ask WHY — all I could manage was, “Did he roll them over?”  Because that’s how he plays with his small, mop-like friend Biscuit: he shoves […]

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All By Ourselves

B is away at a conference. I took him to the airport yesterday, between classes, so when Jackson came home in the evening there was only one person present to love him.  Despite a full day at dog daycare and a manic romp in the park with his friends, he was so unnerved that he […]

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Happy Halloween postscript

Jackson didn’t frighten anyone tonight.  Nor was he frightened by anyone, which is pleasant progress for our dog.  While the doorbell rang, he was too curious to eat his supper — but only curious, and not unduly anxious.  He sat behind his gate, every cell of his body focused on the door until it shut […]

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