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Friends in High Places

Duff here. I had an exciting Adventure the other Day. I was leaving My office and there was a Big White Truck in the parking lot. You may remember: My Very good Friends had that same type of Vehicle in My previous Escapades. And I went All out in Greeting. I circled the truck, barking furiously in My inimitable Hellos….

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Make Me Feel Important

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, “Make me feel important.” . . . You will succeed in life. —Mary Kay Ash Duff here. I was wondering the other day: What would the World be like if We all treated each other as The Most Important. Can You imagine? And…

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A Letter to Anxiety

Anxiety got you down? If you wrote a letter to your anxiety, it might look something like this: Greetings Anxiety, You and I have been close friends for some time. In fact, I can’t remember a time when you haven’t been in my life. You have kept me from doing things I would enjoy. You rob me of fun and…

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One Day at a Time

Duff here. Mr. Lincoln must have known Dogs well, for as a Canine, I live in the Moment. I wake up and Am ready for My New day. And Who knows what It will bring? Autumn brings Those Dry Leaves that float and skip along the ground. I love to pounce and catch Them, picking Them up and shaking them…

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Learn and Grow

It’s okay to find problems in things that we like. That’s how we grow. —Ali La Benz Duff here. I like My Life to be smooth sailing. No worries. No fuss. Unstuck. But I have discovered That’s not always Possible. Let’s take Grooming, for instance. (Actually, Mom calls what happens cutting My hairs.) I am delighted to see Ashley, My…

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The Dreaded Diet

Duff here. Six months ago, I got the Dire Proclamation from My Veterinarian. I was overweight. Heavy for my frame. In a word: Fat. Mom protested, for She is careful about what She feeds Me. Okay, maybe She was a little overly Generous in what She put in My Dish. But She was probably following the prompts on That Bowl,…

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Uncomfortable Situations

I’m not going. And you can’t make me. —The Duff Duff here. Toward the end of September, it’s time for the Parade of Cars and Fall Festival. These beautiful Vehicles travel from Show Low to Pinetop, showing off their unique Shapes and Colors from Yesteryear. Drivers sound their Horns and everyone has a Good Time. (Mom’s pictures show Some Of…

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