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.

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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Are you going to Savoir Faire?

Nuggets I picked up from my dog, No. 16 I asked Katherine if dogs could think. When they plop down for a snooze, do they go “Man, I’m pooped. Guess I’ll sack out.” Katherine got a little huffy. “Why do … Continue reading

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Nuggets I picked up from my dog, No. 15

Being bits of wisdom gleaned from daily walks with my dog, Coffee. He left for stars unknown in 2010. Bird, Bird, Bird, Bird is the Word Strolling through the neighborhood with the hound provides an opportunity for meditating on the … Continue reading

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Nuggets I picked up from my dog, No. 14

Being bits of wisdom gleaned from daily walks with my dog, Coffee. He left for stars unknown in 2010. The Last Meatball So I said to the dog “Today is the thirteenth. Do you know what that means?” I gave … Continue reading

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Nuggets I picked up from my dog, No. 13

Being bits of wisdom gleaned from daily walks with my dog, Coffee. He left for stars unknown in 2010. The roaring whoosh Last night I dreamed that Coffee got glasses. Thick, black framed glasses like I had as a kid. … Continue reading

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Nuggets I picked up from my dog, No. 12

Being bits of wisdom gleaned from daily walks with my dog, Coffee. He left for stars unknown in 2010. The dog who lays down Once a solid black hellhound of high speed, Coffee J. Dogg’s eyes and much of his … Continue reading

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