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Beau reads Tolkien

  Here is Beau reading Tolkien – what, again?  The light has to be just right, and he has to be comfortable to read epic poetry.

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Happy Dogs/The Joke’s on Me

Hi Friends!  Just a little note to tell you that the joke is on me!  My new computer will not let me access my blog – or many of yours either.  But my old computer will.  One at a time, … Continue reading

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Collies Rescue Human

Beau Once again, collies come to the rescue.  In this case, two five-year-olds, possibly litter mates, rescue human – me – from a bleak, collie-less existence.  About ten days ago, I filled out an application with Pueblo Collie/Sheltie Rescue.  The … Continue reading

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The Linden Tree

LINDEN BLOSSOMS We sit together under the linden just steps from the back door, your favorite spot in the yard. From here you could see inside and out guarding your domain. Now a gentle rain falls and joins with my … Continue reading

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3 Unwished Wishes/Doggie Heaven x 3

3 Unwished Wishes I wish these puppies would grow up and not pull; I wish there weren’t so much poop to clean up in the backyard; I wish the dogs weren’t along so I could hike in the national park. … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Dog

My acupuncturist — who is a gift from heaven — says that now I must learn to be my own dog.  I think about this several dozen times a day as I try to cope without my dogs. Tell me … Continue reading

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No Kisses

No Kisses

No worries, no walks
no vet bills, no medicine
no brushing, no poop to pick up
no licks, no sniffs
no happy faces, nobody to need me
no soft fur, no sweet smell
no love, no kisses
no collies

Poem copyright © 2010 Monica Glickman

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Lulu/Coat of Many Blessings/Receiving Line

Yesterday, August 28, 2010, we said good-bye to our beautiful collie, Lulu. It was her time, and she was ready. We will miss her terribly, but I tell myself not to mourn. Unless one hopes for immortality, there is nothing … Continue reading

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Genetic Engineering

Genetic Engineering

We engineer our beloved breeds
to suit human standards
of form and taste,
never knowing, or not caring
that health and strength
have a special beauty
and carry their own genetic code.

Copyright © 2010 Monica Glickman

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