The Grooming Kit Getaway

Duff Here. As You remember, Mom grooms Me every Morning. Now, the Grooming Kit is not an Elaborate Gadget. It holds a Slicker Brush to smooth out Tangles in My Luxurious Fur. And a can of Bag Balm to keep My Paws Soft and Smooth. And a couple of Pairs of Scissors to clip away…

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Do You Let Things Slide?

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both under your belt, that’s real power. —Clint Eastwood Duff here. Obedience School was a real Treat for Me. But not so for Cousin Egbert. Although a quick study when trained at Home, He couldn’t even get admitted to the Academy. Some Commands,…

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The Apology

Duff here. Every now and again, Mom gets clumsy. She trips, and not-so-gracefully. Recovers, quickly checking around to see if Anyone saw Her. Pretty fast on her Feet, I say. She can also take out an entire end Display at a Super Market. The Last Time, She stood and held It in place while Others…

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Same Old Problems? Fresh Perspectives!

Sometimes you feel like the same problems keep knocking at your door over and over . . . and over again. How to fit in everything you need to do in the day. Being shocked awake by an insistent alarm clock. Poor communication with other people. Procrastination. Friends that don’t understand (or ignore) your boundaries.…

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Sunshine is Yours!

It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine. —By Winnie the Pooh Duff here. Winnie the Pooh is one of My Favorites. I enjoy His Adventures (We share that Activity in Common) and particularly His sense of Kindness. He often bailed Piglet out of Tight Spots, and helped to cheer Eeyore, the Disconsolate Donkey. In…

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Being Assertive

Duff here. My Uncle Walter was polite in what He asked for. If He wanted a Blanket? He would Pull one from His Doggy Bed and take it to Where He wanted to Be. If He wanted second Helpings of a Treat? He would sit and stare at His Master, making sure His Owner knew…

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Those Precious Memories

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. —Eleanor Roosevelt Duff here. Some Memories deeply touch My Heart. Mom was reminiscing the Other Day about one from a Move We made many years ago. With all the Boxes and bags? You’d think We…

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