Puppies Story

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Chapter 1 The Kaye twins, in their mid-60s and still fighting over who was older, pulled up to the entrance of the Wyland Art Gallery for the opening of the gallery’s first international artist, and to meet with the owner. It was a cool fall evening in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago and Georgie, an artist and the older of the two, had insisted on driving. The driver’s side door of her orange Volkswagen Bug opened with a spine- shivering squeal. Georgie saw her sister cringe and then...
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Dogs can make our lives far more enjoyable, more rewarding and just plain more exciting, but for many of us we wish we could avoid the heartbreak and the trauma that come from losing those furry members of our family. Unfortunately, some choose to do just that. Choosing, for one reason or another, to leave their dogs behind while they are on that final journey through the end of their lives.   Source: The Grey Muzzle Canine Hospice/Facebook   Not so for 48-year-old Nicola Harri...
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Egyptians Run Our Household My sister compares me to the Egyptians, and not in a good way. She is not thinking of their amazing pyramids when she scoffs at the way they venerated cats and dogs above some humans. According to my sister, it was ridiculous the way these ancient people filled tiny feline mummies with riches for some fictitious animal afterlife. My sister thinks domestic animals should be pets. Period. She agrees that my dogs should be fed properly and perhaps even petted occasional...
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Teaching Your Dog To Spin : Spinning is a cool trick, which has been repeatedly proven to be fairly simple despite claims that it’s a difficult trick to get your dog to do. Spinning is a trick that can either be done from left to right or vice versa. Follow the below steps to teach your dog how to spin • Begin the training when your dog is standing. • Go near the dog’s nose and show him the treat. Say, “spin” then slowly move the treat towards towards the side of his head so that he ...
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I’m a normal person. Granted I have a somewhat abnormal vocation. I train service animals for PTSD sufferers, mostly combat veterans. But other than that, I’m just a small-town, thirty-something divorcee. My name is Marcia Banks—pronounced Mar-see-a, not Marsha. Okay, okay, so I don’t have a totally normal name. I live in central Florida, on the outskirts of the Ocala National Forest, in a little town called Mayfair, population 258 (and a half. Agnes Baker’s pregnant. Again.) The town ...
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It was another beautiful morning in New Castle. The Hanson household woke up, ate their breakfast and then Mike was off to work. Debbie did her normal routine of getting the kids ready for school. Then she went off to work as a bank teller in town. At his construction site, Mike wore his hard hat while he walked with Russ down the main street of the new neighborhood. The sound of nail guns and saws filled the air while the workers worked on the homes in various phases of construction. “Looks l...
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Chapter 2 “Do you know who that is?” Georgie whispered to her sister who shook her head, enjoying the spectacle as she happily bit into a vanilla Petit Four. “That’s Ronan Wells.” “Who’s he?” Aleta asked. “Exactly. The only reason I know of him is because he sat in on the figure drawing class I took last summer. I try not to bad mouth other artists but…. well…. see for yourself.” Georgie lifted her chin at the man struggling on the floor. “His artwork is about as good a...
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It was a beautiful early day in May across Western Pennsylvania and especially in the city of New Castle. On the outskirts of New Castle, was a new housing development being built by the Hanson’s Construction Company.  This new development was called Highland Estates with thirty new homes constructed with a nice woodsy country setting. At the entrance of the construction site was the office for Hanson’s Construction, which consisted of a single wide old trailer. The owner of this company wa...