An ongoing, jumpy history of a dog and his boy

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WELCOME  new readers of this online book that is organized as a BLOG and isn’t finished yet. As this effort is just getting off the ground, some of you may not have read a blog before. (For those of you that have, and feel like I’m stooping too low here, please bear with me and skip this article! After the first round of announcements, this article may disappear.) I wrote … Click here to read more. You KNOW you want to....

Bob Survives Surgery and I’m on Facebook!

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Another table in another little exam room at a VCA, before surgery.

 

To those on pins and noodles, he’s okay, but as of Saturday night, he still sneezes up a storm on occasion. I’m afraid he’s going to pound his nose on the ground like a hammer and do more damage. I have to break out the video camera, because you have to see it to believe it.

We went to VCA Corte Madera which is one of two … Click here to read more. You KNOW you want to....

Bob Needs Help – Warning, Bold Request Imminent

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I rarely ask for help, but I could use some help. Since Bob is still dependent upon me, it’s actually both of us that need help.

On the big rock at "the end" of Baltimore Canyon, Corte Madera

Bob is ailing. He was sneezing occasionally in June, and occasionally, the sneezes become convulsions that appear to be life-threatening.I feared a Foxtail in the nostril and took him in to his regular vet in San Francisco, Pets Unlimited on Fillmore. For … Click here to read more. You KNOW you want to....

SF Dachshund Meetup Aug 20, 2011

SF Dachshund Meetup At Pine Lake Park – August 20, 2001

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SF Dachshund Meetup Group August 20, 2011.

4. Bob surveys the early arrivals

Bob and I arrived at 1:20 and he was the only dog close to a Dachshund for about half an hour. We met lots of other dogs, but no wieners. Then the group started to wander in, and by 2:15, there were at least 20, and I think the number topped out around 25, because a few left before a few more showed up, so we might … Click here to read more. You KNOW you want to....

Guide Dogs Graduation Ceremony

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Guide Dogs for the Blind San Rafael Entrance

Our first trip to the San Rafael headquarters of Guide Dogs for the Blind left me wanting more. So I contacted them about my desire to “cover” them here in this blog, and a new Graduation Day was right around the corner, so I went there the first weekend in August (meaning this is one of the few posts I’ve written here that is close to current with the events described!) … Click here to read more. You KNOW you want to....

San Rafael Guide Dogs and Dog Park Field Trip

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Bob visits Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael

 

We made our unannounced invasion of the Guide Dogs campus, yesterday. I had planned on attending one of their standing 2 pm tours, but we made it there just in time and I didn’t see where to go to join in. By the time I dug out the camera, water, and baggies, it was 2:05 and I gave up on the tour for that day. It turns out … Click here to read more. You KNOW you want to....

Sancho, You Were Awesome!

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Sancho G on Stinson beach July 2009

We lost a Co-Worker a few days ago. Mike G, from the house of many dogs, sent out an email that his beloved Sancho has moved on. I read this on my phone at a San Francisco Blog Club meeting Thursday night, and almost had to leave the room. I’ve been really busy building this-here site to launch on (every) Friday (for about 4 weeks!) so it’s taken until today to get … Click here to read more. You KNOW you want to....

Coming Soon – a Trip to Guide Dogs for the Blind

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Mia Johnson's Interpretation of the Sporting Breeds

We’ve scheduled a trip to the San Rafael headquarters of Guide Dogs for the Blind, one of the two main inspirations for this website, the other being Bob. I think you will want to read this. I have my hopes up that it will be at least as inspiring as I imagine, which is already pretty inspiring. Have I overused any words yet? Subscribe now (look to left margin) and you won’t … Click here to read more. You KNOW you want to....

Our New Home near Joaquin Miller Park

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Bob is introduced to the residents.

 

The House of Many Dogs came to an end in November of 2009. The owner told us he was selling it, which didn’t happen, as it turned out, but the die was cast, and we went our almost separate ways. Mike and Brooke ended up living in an apartment near Lake Merritt, and Jon and I ended up in two different houses with established groups near the Mormon Church in the Oakland hills. … Click here to read more. You KNOW you want to....

Have an Extranomical Day – or 1200

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Mia Johnson morphs Bob and Ralph into one Worker

Every November, I turn into a bookkeeper. Well, not exactly, but it did happen two years in a row. And it might have been true in 1998, too.

In November of 2005, Rodrigo asked if I would like some office time to augment or replace driving time. I said yes and started a 4 and 1/2 year stint in the nerve center of the tour company. We had two small offices … Click here to read more. You KNOW you want to....