Category Archives: Dogs I Have Known

Being bits of wisdom gleaned from daily walks with my dog, Coffee. He had a soft, furry head and he never complained. He left for stars unknown in 2010.

Running downhill in the dark

I think it would be appropriate if I were momentarily serious while discussing my recent and actual brain surgery. If you have had brain surgery you may be thinking “Who gives a flying burrito about your brain surgery?” A completely … Continue reading

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The mystery of the wet snout

With these few words I bring to a close the short series of sketches I have called “Nuggets I picked up from my dog.” My obtuse thinking about the mysteries of life while shadowing the late Coffee J. Dogg over … Continue reading

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He knew it and he knew I knew he knew it.

No. 21 in “Nuggets I picked up from my dog,”  inspired while walking the late Coffee J. Dogg. Once upon a time, Coffee J. Dogg was a used hound in need of a new life.  By happenstance I was a … Continue reading

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The Panama Limited (Very)

 No. 20 in “Nuggets I picked up from my dog,”  inspired while walking the late Coffee J. Dogg. I am summoned from my bed by a dreadful keening, a low moaning sound that rises gradually to a howl, like an … Continue reading

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Snouting the riddle of time

 No. 19 in “Nuggets I picked up from my dog,”  inspired by walks with my late dog, Coffee.     As he was leaving, the guy who came to fix my computer looked down at the beast stretched out on the … Continue reading

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Caving to the inner dork

 No. 18 in “Nuggets I picked up from my dog,”  inspired while walking the late Coffee J. Dogg.    One of the first things a carefree boy casts aside after his bone-cracking, overnight morph into self-conscious teenhood is a hat. … Continue reading

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The nap incident

 No. 17 in “Nuggets I picked up from my dog,”  inspired while walking the late Coffee J. Dogg. Down in the basement this morning I am alert, wired, spinning thought into gold to keep the wolf from the door. Coffee … Continue reading

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