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Monthly Archive for January, 2012

I am not making resolutions.  I *never* make resolutions.  I disapprove of the whole idea of the New Year’s Resolution, an arbitrary day on which we reject the previous month’s overindulgence (or the previous night’s) by plunging too far in the opposite direction.  Excessive self-denial is as bad for us as excessive indulgence, and it […]

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Pathos

Jackson has been having some problems. Last week, he split a toenail.  It doesn’t sound like a big deal, does it?  But dogs walk on their nails; in fact, the ground helps wear them down.  A split toenail meant that every time Jackson put his paw down, he put pressure on the split.  Not only […]

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Good Day/Bad Day

A dog who is having a good day: A dog who has had a bad day: The two are, of course, related: if one rams around like a wild thing in the park, one is liable to get not just muddy, but hurt.  And then one is pathetic and bandaged and limpy, and tries to […]

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Dilemma

New Year’s Day just ended, and tomorrow (today, really) is Monday.  It’s back to real life for most of us.  Other bloggers are already talking about tearing down the greenery and dragging out the tree. Not me. Granted, I’ve probably toasted the poor thing to a crisp, putting it by the fire like that.  But […]

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