Monthly Archives: August 2015

In Memoriam: Charlie, 12/07/2002 – 8/13/2015

Charlie is gone. He passed away at home on August 13. There is a big hole in the world, and we are heartbroken. While we held him and gently stroked him and looked into his eyes, there was one last … Continue reading

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An Uncheerful Beating, Part 2 (continued)

This is a followup I decided to present here because my friend Louis indicated an interest in what was going to follow my first installment on this topic. I had thought, after writing what follows, that perhaps because some of … Continue reading

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An Uncheerful Beating, Part 2

It’s been a week since our trip from the mountains down into the Portland metropolitan nexus with Charlie the Lab. My experience in the finely-tuned machinery of the vet clinic we took him to is something I’ve thought about – … Continue reading

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An Uncheerful Beating, Part 1

Down through the years I’ve had my share of educational moments. As I got older I got better at being the sort of person who takes his beatings cheerfully, registering the lesson, and moving on. Today I had another. I … Continue reading

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