Duff here. As I look around My World, I notice a lot of Worrying going on. Folks are wound up over a potential lack of Toilet Paper. Or Cold Weather. Or “I-texted-Them-and-They-haven’t-texted-Me back.” Or “What will I do next Tuesday?” Lots of Fussing about over little Issues, if You ask Me. Not living unstuck at…

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Duff here. I was thinking about My Heritage. Musing about how I had developed over Time. When I was a Little Shaver, I took after My Dad. Mr. Murphy was a Bichon Friese/Shi Tzu mix and had Energy to burn. He, too, was handsome and dynamic. When Mom and Dad came to pick Me up…

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Duff here. Mom likes to read the Paper. Often, She is quiet, Considering all She has absorbed. Sometimes She explains situations to Me, going into Great Detail. I listen carefully and Keep up. There are times when She is calm, saying, “Oh, that’s nice,” when reading a heartwarming story. But other times She gets quite…

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Duff here. As you know, I have been banished to the Edge of the Kitchen when Mom prepares a meal. And I patiently wait where the Carpet ends and the Linoleum begins, knowing the outcome will be something Tasty. Mom is not the World’s greatest Cook. But I’m not picky. Whatever is in My Bowl?…

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Duff here. It was about 2:30 a.m. and I was having a Bad Dream. Thrashing about in my Carrier, aka My Safe Place. Just having an Awful Time. Mom woke with a Start when She heard my yips. She moved quickly out of Her bed and gathered up a Flashlight. When She opened My Door,…

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Duff here. Over ten years ago, Mom broke Her wrist. (Clumsy, but loveable, I say.) I figured Something was up, for Someone Else brought Me home after Her accident. I waited patiently for Her to Arrive, and knew when I saw Her: She had a Major problem. She was temporarily unable to pet Me the…

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Duff here. Since I am a Very Small Dog, Some think it would be easy to find Things to be Afraid of. But I am selective in What I Fear. One is the vacuum Cleaner. I give it Space, for It is Noisy and Moves Unpredictably. But I had relatives who would Run behind this…

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