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D is for …

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… Doggies.

I love my puppies. Sometimes I think I’m the only one who does. But
they’re so cute and predictable.
Marcie is my beagle mix. She’s almost thirteen and really acted it
about a year ago. I wasn’t sure how much longer she would be with us. Sleeping
all day and doing little else, I thought it might be her last year.
That was until we got Captain, who my college-dorm-living son rescued.
He’s a Labrador mix, but more Lab than anything else. Captain is all play, all
the time. He has reinvigorated Marcie better than any medicine or vitamins
could do.

He will run all out from one side of the yard to the other and Marcie
will bark at him as he passes. She’ll trot a few steps in one direction. Then
when the black flash sprints back across the lot, she’ll bark again in her high
pitch beagle bay and trot a few steps in the other direction. It can go on for
some time. He will even mess with her enough so that she gets on her hind legs
and sound like she’s tearing him apart.

She’s a tough old bird. Captain isn’t the least bit afraid of her, but
he knows when to quit. If only he would figure out that he needs to chew on his
toys and not Sweet Hubby’s tools or hoses.
And if both of them would learn to stop barking around midnight, I’d be
a happy girl. But then they’re dogs. And dogs bark. Go figure.BTW, a big, fat apology for not letting you meet my babies in person! The Vlog I’d planned got preempted by my revisions yesterday and this weekend. Hoping to share another one soon!

What pets do you have? What pets would you LIKE to have?
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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

12 thoughts on “D is for …

  1. Hi Marji, I loved your post. We have two dogs also. The older one (Shy-Anne) is a shelter rescue mixed breed. The younger (Abby) is part black Lab. They play and fight and wrestle. My only worry is that Shy-Anne is going to get hurt, but she loves it. Younger dogs do bring out the puppy in our older friends. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Mmm. I was SO tempted to do "dogs" for the letter "D". The town we live in hosts sheepdog trials every year that are AMAZING to watch.I love my dogs. Currently have two pound puppies (Lab mixes, what else do you get at the pound?) and a purebred West Highland White Terrier I adore named Archie. Have had LOTS of lab mixes, a couple purebred border collies, and a couple of purebred Old English Sheepdogs. Dogs enrich our lives!

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  3. I loved reading about your doggies! We love dogs–we used to raise and show English Bull Terriers ("Spuds" or the Target stores mascot type of dogs). We no longer do that, but still have six "retirees". Oh, and a bird (Goffin's cockatoo). Love the pets! They're so entertaining and great company! Thanks for letting us meet your dogs! 🙂

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  4. How neat that your furry pals are getting along so well.

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  5. Loved the pics and what you said. Love to see them when I visit….enjoy both,….favor Marcie….but Captain is a JOY!!!!! anonymous

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  6. Hmmm, maybe you have catdogs? Dianawww.pencildancer.com

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  7. Something similar happened here, too, with my Gracie. Puppers came on the scene and now Grace does something more than bark all night and sleep all day. LoL Loved meeting your pups!

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  8. Aww, what a great story!

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  9. Awww! So glad your aging pup perked up-what a relief for you!

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  10. You do tend to bring out the beast … uh, I'm mean best? … in him, Boy!

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  11. Yeah. Captain is a crazy animal. The best part is, he is capable of being slightly docile…until I come home.

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