We’re starting to open up the Mountain. Welcome back to our summer visitors! The weather has warmed up, and my gardening friends are in full bore mode for planting, watering and playing in the mud. Children are outside, playing ball and delighting in our summer weather. Restaurants are opening. People are visiting each other from…

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Duff here. The other day, Mom and I were sitting on a Friend’s porch, visiting away. The Day was warm, the breeze was Balmy, the Rustle of leaves delightful. Suddenly, two Friendly Dogs, tails Wagging, appeared on the other side of the Gate. I was Interested but Outnumbered, so I stayed in the Background. Definitely…

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Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. —Bob Kerrey Duff here. Over the Years, I have gifted People with Unexpected Kindness. If I see Someone who needs Cheering, I bound Their way and dole out my Puppy Happiness. I greet the Miniature Schnauzers down the way as…

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Duff here. In My Puppyhood, I had a tremendous Amount of Energy. I would run and Play for Most of The Day, collapsing in a Heap after Great Exertion. My Way of playing Fetch was a favorite, where Mom would toss the Rope Bone. I would gather It up, and She would chase Me to…

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When ur human says “who’s a good boy” and you already know it’s u. —Pinterest Duff here. I was considering How we talk to Ourselves. When in an Isolation Type Mode, as during a Stay-At-Home Order, thoughts often lead to self-reflection. I have noticed Many People ruminated over Negative Stuff. Or disasters to happen, that…

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Duff here. I have a Very Sad Story to relate to You. As You know, whenever Mom opens the Refrigerator Door, I am forever Hopeful. I move into Position at the edge of the Kitchen, for Surprises will sometimes fall on The Floor. (Do You think She does that on Purpose?) Or maybe a Treat…

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What do dogs do on their day off? Can’t lie around—that’s their job. —George Carlin, Comedian Duff here. Last weekend was wonderful for Me. I got to Laze around. Catch a Few naps. Take mom on a lot of Walks. I greeted Many New People who were up here for the Holiday. And They enjoyed…

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