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Getting back in step by going to the dogs

There are a lot of great reasons to own a dog. But one of the best is that it keeps me active. Want proof? This is from the pedometer on my iPhone. Notice how my step counts drop precipitously after … Continue reading

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Here comes Sunshine

Wake of the flood, laughing water, forty-nine Get out the pans, don’t just stand there dreaming Get out the way, get out the way Here comes sunshine Here comes sunshine — Hunter/Garcia, Here Comes Sunshine, 1973 Ozzy’s death hit me … Continue reading

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Ozzy, 2002-2016

He was a good dog. No, really. A great dog. The last time I sat with tears soaking my keyboard like this, I was writing about the demise of Gilligan, the black-and-tan coonhound from hell. But Ozzy was different. When … Continue reading

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The ever-vigilant Ozzy

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Ozzy at rest …

Ozzy crashes after a day of running around the mountains with his buddy Barlow. Barlow is a card-carrying hound. He reminds me immensely of Gilligan, which makes me love him that much more.

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Return to Melton Hill Lake

Now that I can strap my kayak to my truck, I’m striking out and paddling new places. My first trip was Fontana Lake in North Carolina. Next up was Melton Hill Lake, much closer to home. I’ve wanted to paddle … Continue reading

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