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A Dog is Magic

  Duff here. My personal opinion? A Dog is Magic. I am an Ambassador of Happiness. When We meet People, I am ecstatic. If Mom needs cheering up, I’m right there to offer Comfort. Snuggling is What I do best. Living unstuck. But I also teach Mom things. Being attentive to Me? Oh yes. She has learned to look at…

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It’s a Dog’s Life

If you can sit quietly after difficult news; if in a financial downturn you remain perfectly calm; if you can see your neighbors travel to fantastic places without a twinge of jealousy; if you can eat happily whatever is put on your plate; if you can fall asleep after a day of running around without a drink or a pill;…

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The Challenge of Darkness

Duff here. Last weekend, Mom and I went to the Hot Air Balloon Festival. Mom wanted to see the Glow, where these Giant gizmos Light Up as they Sail along in the Night Skies. We were late in getting there, and parking was non-existent. So We parked in a Field of weeds. Note: It was Dark. No Lights. And Mom…

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The Beach

I always have the most fun on the Fourth of July. You don’t have to exchange gifts. You just go the beach and watch fireworks. It’s always fun. —James Lafferty Duff here. Mom told Me a story about a Fourth of July She celebrated in Bellingham, Washington. She was on the Beach. The Day was warm and Mellow. But by…

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The Celebration to Remember

Duff here. The Fourth of July is here! Time for festivities, hot buttered corn on the cob, hamburgers and ambrosia salad. The Parades through the main Street of town. Kids with their Three-Legged Races. People dropping Goodies and Tidbits from picnic tables for Me to enjoy. Yes, indeed. My time of the Year. Living unstuck. One year, I was introduced…

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Good Habits

Nothing is stronger than a habit. —Anonymous Duff here. The other day I was a pooped Puppy by the Evening. The hours flew by and I was Very Busy. And I think You may agree: At the End of some Days, You are Tuckered. Out. That’s the sign of Time Well Spent. That’s living unstuck. But Positive habits die hard….

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Doing Nothing

Duff here. On weekends, I specialize in Relaxation. Now, this may be on the Sofa. Or In a Chair. And there are times I relent and Stretch out on the Floor. The Steps before I hunker Down? Mom places a Towel on the floor. Next, I rumple the Bedding, for It has to be Just Right. This activity may take…

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