Be Yourself

Duff here. Happy New Year! And what a year It will be for You. New beginnings. New Friends. New projects. New Things to learn. New habits. The list gets longer and Longer. New hopes. New dreams. This Process almost seems Overwhelming, doesn’t it? Yikes! Not living unstuck. Why not take a lesson from Me and…

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This Year . . . 2023

Love what you see in the mirror. Make time for creativity. Never say no to adventure. Send snail mail. Buy less, choose well. Embrace simplicity. Give the present of presence. —dogtrainingobedienceschool.com Last, but not Least: Love Your four-legged fur babies. Be They Canines or Kittens, They love You. What a gift! Mom and I both…

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The Day After Christmas

Duff here. Christmas Day has come and gone. Some are sad to see it Leave. The big Excitement of this Time has passed. Others are delighted It moved through, like a Strong Storm leaving a trail of Happiness in its wake. (Myself, I prefer Thanksgiving, with all the Goodies and Treats. But that’s Me.) Living…

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Misunderstandings at Christmas

A well trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty you cannot enjoy it. —Helen Thomson Duff here. Aunt Mahitabel ran the Household. She would let out a Mighty Howl to rouse Her People in the Morning. No one doubted it was Time to get…

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Snowy Delight!

Duff here. Aunt Matilda was an Adventurous Soul. While She loved Her family, Matilda would, even more, like to venture out and see What was There. She never met a Stranger. Over a few months, Her Owners noticed She was putting on a bit of weight. They knew the portions They were feeding Her, and…

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Under the Mistletoe

Hope this holiday season sends you over the rainbow and under the mistletoe. —Rose Wallace Duff here. We Canines are affectionate to a Fault. Whenever Someone looks happily Our Way and gives Us a pat on the Head, We are over the Moon. Our biggest Joy is to please You. Well, unless Our Doggy Instincts…

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The Gifts of Darkness

Darkness, with its drama, falls more quickly now that our days grow shorter. I used to dread this in-between time of year, after the leaves fell and before the snow arrives. It seemed so dreary and dank. The temperature plummets and cold weather sets in. However, a few years ago, I noticed if I got…

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