Category Archives: Dogs

No Turkeys

Deep compassion and irresistible deadpan humor (and characters with odd–and oddly appealing–faces) are hallmarks of the great Finnish filmmaker, Aki Kaurismäki’s work. (His films also have many canine co-stars–Tähti, Laika, Paju–all perfectly cast.) Six of his best films, all 35mm … Continue reading

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Leo and Bruce (Birthdays and Anniversaries)

Today Leo is 15 3/4 and although he’s very slow (serious time has to be budgeted for a walk around the block) and sleepy (of course dogs of all ages do a significant amount of napping), he’s in great shape … Continue reading

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If a Poplar Falls in the Forest (Stillwater Diary)

It had been a dark and stormy night (and a bunch of Labradors were sitting around the fire…oops, I digress)–dramatic wind, fiercer gusts. And the next morning, from all visual indications, the sounds the poplar made as it crashed through … Continue reading

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Putting One Paw in Front of the Other

Slow, but steady, Leo turns 15 1/2 today. Happy birthday, dear Schmoo.

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107.333331 (In Dog Years)

Leo was 15 1/3 today. We didn’t celebrate with marrow bones and raw beef, foods that wonderful Dr. Kristie Williams at the Animal Medical Center (who discovered that Leo’s frightening sickness was being cause by the NSAID prescribed for his … Continue reading

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Spring Speeds By (Stillwater Diary)

In late April and early May, work, fun and a Labrador health emergency kept us in New York, or sent us home from Stone Ridge at 3:00 am (no traffic on the Thruway or in town, as we drove though … Continue reading

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15 1/6

Leo’s scary episode of digestive distress, which began on April 7, routed all of us to the vet in Hurley last Monday for an all-day visit that stretched into an anxious overnight at the Kingston emergency hospital. He began to recover in the late afternoon … Continue reading

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